The Department of Nursing at Fayetteville State University (DON-FSU) was established in 1992 to provide baccalaureate education to registered nurses. Today, the department offers two tracks for students seeking a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing - the Generic Track and the RN to BSN completion track. Graduates of the program are nurse generalists who are prepared to function in six interrelated roles: advocate, clinician, collaborator/coordinator, educator, leader, and consumer of research.
The program holds membership in the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). The program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), a subsidiary of AACN. The Generic Track of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program also has full approval of the North Carolina Board of Nursing.
The educational objectives of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program are consistent with the mission of the Department of Nursing, the mission of Fayetteville State University, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), and the laws, rules, and standards of the North Carolina Board of Nursing.
The four year generic track
The four year generic track is designed for students who want to be professional Registered Nurses. Upon completion of the program of study, the student will receive the Bachelor of Science in Nursing and be eligible upon recommendation of the Department Chair and approval of the Board of Nursing to take the National Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) to become licensed as a Registered Nurse. The program provides a foundation for graduate education.
The nursing curriculum is composed of two components: pre-nursing and upper division nursing. The pre-nursing component is composed of a minimum of three academic semesters and one summer semester of prerequisite courses or the equivalent. The upper division comprises four academic semesters and one summer semester after admission to the upper division.