Accreditation 

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Accreditation for the Hunt School of Nursing is maintained through the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing Inc. (ACEN) located at ACEN, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, phone: 404.975.5000 and information can be found on the ACEN website.

The Associate Degree in Nursing Program (ADN)

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program (BSN)

  • The Traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing option
  • The Davis Nursing Program (RN-BSN) option
  • The RN-MSN Option
  • Post-Baccalaureate in Nursing Education certificate

The Master of Science in Nursing Program (MSN)

  • Nursing Administration option
  • Nursing Education option
  • Family Nurse Practitioner option
  • Post-Master's Nursing Administration Certificate
  • Post-Master's Nursing Education Certificate
  • Post-Master's Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate
  • MSN/MBA 

The Post-Master's Doctor of Nursing Practice Program (DNP)

 

The Associate Degree Nursing Program (ADN) is 72 semester hours and can be completed in two years. The program is approved by the North Carolina Board of Nursing to prepare students to take the National Council Licensure Exam for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). Graduates are prepared for basic nursing practice and to enter Baccalaureate education to achieve their Bachelor’s degree.

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program (BSN) consists of four options; the traditional BSN option,the RN-BSN option, the RN-MSN option and the post-baccalaureate nursing education certificate option. 

The Traditional BSN option (BSN) is 130 semester hours and can be completed in four years. It is approved by the North Carolina Board of Nursing to prepare students to take the National Council Licensure Exam for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). Graduates are prepared for leadership positions in healthcare and to enter graduate education to achieve their Master’s degree.

 

The RN-BSN option is offered through the Davis Nursing Program. This option is 128 semester hours and can be completed in one to two years. The RN to BSN Program is designed for the working nurse with an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and is offered in the distance learning format through online classes. Graduates are prepared for leadership positions in healthcare and to enter graduate education to achieve their Master’s degree.

 

The RN-MSN Nursing option is designed to allow students to achieve their Baccalaureate degree and work toward their MSN degree. Students in the RN-BSN option have the opportunity to apply six hours of graduate course credit to the BSN degree. Upon competition of the BSN, students may complete the remaining 30 semester hours of the MSN graduate program.

 

The Post-Baccalaureate Nursing Education Certificate option allows students to meet the 10 semester hours of graduate education courses requirement to teach in pre-licensure nursing programs. Students completing the Post-Baccalaureate Nursing Education Certificate Program are academically prepared to take a national certification examination for Nurse Educators.

 

The Master of Science Nursing (MSN) Program prepares graduate nurses in the specialty areas of nursing administration, nursing education, and family nurse practitioner.

The Nursing Administration and Nursing Education options are 30-36 semester hours and can be completed in two years in the distance learning format through online classes. Graduates of these option are prepared for positions in academia and administration and to enter doctoral education. Graduates are academically prepared to take the national examinations for Nurse Administrators or Nurse Educators.

 

The Family Nurse Practitioner option is 51 semester hours and can be completed in eight semesters through the hybrid format. The curriculum is designed to meet the Nurse Practitioner Core Competencies established by the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF). Students are academically prepared to sit for the Family Nurse Practitioner certification exam offered by the American Nurses Credentialing  Center or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

 

The Master of Science in Nursing/Master of Business Administration dual degree option (MSN/MBA) is a 69-semester-hour program. This interdisciplinary program combines nursing leadership with a working knowledge of business and managerial skills.

 

The Post-Master’s Nursing Administration Certificate provides the opportunity for registered nurses currently holding a master’s degree in nursing to expand their professional role by gaining specialized knowledge in the area of nursing administration. Students completing the Post-Master’s in Nursing Administration Certificate requirements are academically prepared to take a national certification examination for Nurse Administrators.

 

The Post-Masters Nursing Education Certificate provides the opportunity for registered nurses currently holding a master’s degree in nursing to expand their professional role by gaining specialized knowledge in the area of nursing education. Students completing the Post-Master’s in Nursing Education Certificate requirements are academically prepared to take a national certification examination for Nurse Educators.

 

The Post-Masters Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate provides the opportunity for registered nurses currently holding a master's degree to expand their professional role by gaining specialized knowledge to practice as a family nurse practitioner. The program is 36 semester hours. Students completing the Post-Master's Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate requirements are academically prepared to sit for the Family Nurse Practitioner certification exam offered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

 

The Post-Master's Doctor of Nursing Practice Program (DNP) is 36 semester hours and can be completed in two years. Graduates are prepared for leadership roles in a variety of healthcare practice settings including education, administration, and direct care advanced practice nursing. Coursework is presented in an executive format including 20-23 clock hours on campus in NC for student/faculty collaboration and presentation, clarification of theoretical content and course requirements. The remainder of the semester includes online lectures, presentations, writing assignments, and interactive class discussions.