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 are two ways to earn the Bachelor of Science in nursing (B.S.N.) at Coastal Carolina University:
1. RN-to-BSN (for registered nurses seeking a bachelor's degree)
2. 2+2 Nursing Residential Program (for first-time freshmen only, no transfer option)
Students completing the B.S.N. 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 Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Essentials of Baccalaureate Nursing for Professional Nursing Practice (2008), the American Nurses Association (ANA) Scope and Standards of Practice, and the National League for Nursing (NLN) Competencies for Baccalaureate Nursing Education (2012).
Wanda Dooley, D.N.P., R.N.
Director of Nursing, Associate Professor
Swain Hall 112
This program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Inquires can be made to: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, Phone: 404-975-5000, email: infoacenursing.org, or www.acenursing.org.