Board Approves FSU Nursing Program
During its meeting on May 20, 2011, the North Carolina Board of Nursing granted initial approval for a generic Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing program at Fayetteville State University (FSU). Students will be admitted to begin prerequisite courses in the fall of 2011 and admitted into the upper division of the nursing curriculum beginning spring 2013.
“I am not only pleased for the many administrators, faculty, and staff who made this happen, but I am also especially happy for the dedicated and hard-working students who were instrumental in helping us achieve this milestone,” said FSU Chancellor James A. Anderson. “This action by the Board of Nursing signifies that they saw the effort and hard work that went into making our nursing program one of which we all can be proud. We firmly believe that we have the right tools and the right people in place to ensure continued viability of this needed and valuable resource.”
Chancellor Anderson announced in November that FSU nursing graduates had a 100 percent pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for the May 2010 graduating class. Of the 27 students taking the exam, all passed on the first attempt. Only six of the more than 70 nursing programs in the state had a perfect pass rate. In May 2009, 88 percent of the nursing graduates passed the exam on the first attempt. That brought FSU’s average for the two-year period to 94 percent. The North Carolina Board of Nursing requires a pass rate of 83 percent over a three-year period.
In addition to the generic nursing degree, FSU will continue its registered nurse (RN) to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program which began in 1992. The RN to BSN program offers nurses with an associate’s degree a seamless bridge to a baccalaureate education.
For admissions information, call 800-222-2595 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For information about the nursing program, contact Jacinta Williams, Coordinator of Students for the Department of Nursing, at (910) 672-1925 or visit the Department of Nursing website here.
FSU is the second-oldest public institution in North Carolina. A member of the University of North Carolina System, FSU has nearly 6,000 students and offers degrees in more than 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.