Nursing Pre-Licensure

Fayetteville State University offers a unique and diverse Pre-Licensure/Generic Bachelor in Science in Nursing (BSN) program.

How will a Generic Bachelors in Science in Nursing (BSN) Degree help you?

Our program will prepare you for the expanding professional roles as a result of the evolving and intricate health care environment.

You will be in tune with the health care shift to primary and preventative care with less focus on the inpatient setting.

You will be prepared to practice in a variety of settings from homecare to case management.

A BSN is the first step before going to graduate school if you plan on becoming an Advanced Practice Nurse (APRN), nurse educator, or nurse executive.

The faculty is very focused on helping us succeed and giving us the best opportunities.
Malori Mayor
Generic BSN student

What You Will Learn!

Our program will teach you about Community Nursing, Nursing Research, Pediatrics, Nursing Theory, Health Assessment, Nursing Ethics, and Capstone.

You will receive hands-on training with state of the art simulators.

Students will gain experience in the clinical environment with teacher guidance.


Are there course related fees?

Some courses such as NURS 326 and NURS 451 have course related fees for curriculum support courseware. More information is available from the School of Nursing. Students enrolled in clinical courses are charged a clinical fee per semester. More information is available at Tuition & Fees (

What is the process to have transcripts evaluated?

Transcripts can be emailed to Mrs. Lisa Scurry at 

How long is the program once admitted into the Upper-Division?

Once the student has completed the pre-requisites and has been accepted into the Upper Division the program is five semesters; which is 2 years for completion.

Students will earn a BSN and be eligible to take the NCLEX for RN licensure.

Do I need to take an entrance exam to apply to the Upper Division?

Yes, students will take the Kaplan Entrance Exam after they have submitted their application to the School of Nursing for the Upper Division.

Do I need to submit transcripts if I have already submitted copies to the Admissions Office when I applied to the University?

Yes, the School of Nursing does not have access to those transcripts or the grades listed in those transcripts, which are necessary for the application for the Upper Division.

What needs to be submitted when I apply to the Upper Division?

The nursing application, personal statement, and official copies of all transcripts (for all transfer students).

Can I apply if I am still taking prerequiste courses?

Students can apply when either all prerequisites have been completed or the student is currently enrolled in the last of the required prerequisite courses.

When can I apply for the program?

The application deadline for Fall admission is March 30. The application deadline for Spring admission is September 30.

What are the prerequisite courses needed for the program?

See the curriculum plan for the prerequisite courses required for the Generic BSN program. All courses on the first page are the required prerequisites for the program and classes listed on the second page make up the Upper Division.