Nursing - Coastal Carolina University
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About the Nursing program at CCU

Our mission is to prepare graduates who can provide evidence-based comprehensive nursing care that is scientifically based, caring and respectful of diverse individual needs.
Wanda Dooley, Director of Nursing

Coastal Carolina University does not offer a traditional nursing program leading to an RN license. There is more than one pathway to be admitted to the BSN completion program at Coastal Carolina University. All RNs enter the same RN-to-BSN completion program:

**All students interested in nursing, or waiting for an offer of admission to nursing, should review the PDF of the FAQs. The minimum test score requirements are 22 on the ACT, 1100 on the SAT (evidenced-based reading and writing plus math), or 78% on the TEAS-VII. There are limited spaces in this program, and typically, students with the highest test scores are offered admission first. You will be notified about your eligibility by March. Only eligible candidates will receive notification. If you are not eligible for nursing or choose not to accept a spot in this program, it will not impact your admission to CCU.

Students who do not meet the minimum test score requirements are not eligible for the program. Exceptions to the minimum score requirements cannot be granted. You will not be notified if you are not eligible for the program. Please remember that your admission to CCU is not impacted if you are not selected for the Nursing program.**

Students completing the BSN program are prepared to implement roles in today's health care environment that require commitment to evidence-based practice, professionalism and professional ethics, health promotion and disease prevention for individuals and population, leadership skills and knowledge that utilize health information technology, communication and collaboration to promote patient safety and quality care.

To this end, the faculty embraces quality teaching and engaged learning opportunities in the classroom, faculty-student mentoring, and multiple collaborative learning opportunities throughout the program.

‌The curriculum of the Bachelor of Science in nursing completion program is derived from our mission and the American Nurses Association (ANA) Scope and Standards of Practice, and the National League for Nursing (NLN) Competencies for Baccalaureate Nursing Education.

For additional information, contact: 

Wanda Dooley, D.N.P., R.N.
Director of Nursing, Professor
Swain Hall 112

Nursing Program Office

Accreditation EmblemThe RN-to-BSN nursing program located in Conway, SC is accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3390 Peachtree Road NE,  Atlanta, GA 30326 (404)-975-5000.

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the baccalaureate nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.