Cannon College of Arts & Sciences
The Mission of the Department of Nursing at Wingate is to provide students nursing care opportunities for the development and practice of the elements of Knowledge, Faith and Service that are the supporting principles of Wingate University. The Department of Nursing offers a scholarly, science-based program that values reasoning, caring and community involvement. The BSN program strives to produce well-prepared, generalist nurses who are able to make broad-based decisions in order to give good, entry level nursing care to a diversity of individuals, families and communities, and who become leaders within their nursing settings.
Wingate University's four year program is an upper division nursing program, meaning students take prerequisite courses during their freshmen and sophomore years and can then apply for entrance in to the nursing program during spring semester of their sophomore years. Freshmen and sophomores wishing to apply for the nursing program are encouraged to focus on science courses and to get as involved as possible in the health care field. Before the start of their junior year, students must have passed a nursing assistant course that includes clinical practice and that will prepare them to sit for nursing assistant certification. It is not required, but is recommended that students sit for the NA certification exam and become a certified nursing assistant. This enables them to gain experience in the nursing arena and also provides them with worthwhile part-time job opportunities, if they so wish. Sophomores will be able to apply to the nursing program in the spring semester of sophomore year.
Admittance to the upper division will be granted based upon GPA, prerequisite courses performance and an interview. Tuition price for the nursing program is the same for other undergraduate programs. Additional lab and clinical fees will be added.
The program will have limited space and will be highly selective. Special attention should be paid to the requirements for entrance listed above.
Graduates will obtain a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree but must pass the nursing board exam (NCLEX-RN) after graduation to work as a registered nurse.
Students earning a BSN are given numerous opportunities and diverse career paths including direct patient care, administrative, research, consulting and teaching positions. In a BSN program, you can expect an emphasis on critical reasoning and communication that is based on the broad range of pre- and co-requisite content.
For more information about the proposed BSN program at Wingate University, please email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Admittance to the upper division is granted based upon:
1. GPA (total and sciences)
2. Prerequisite courses performance
Dr. Dorothy Herron
Director, Nursing Program
Dr. Dorothy Herron to direct BSN Degree Program
Wingate University has announced the appointment of Dr. Dorothy G. Herron as founding director of its proposed Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program. Herron began her new post on the University's main campus June 1, 2011. The BSN program is pending approval by the North Carolina Board of Nursing and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. This approval is hoped to be given by January 2012.
Herron has worked in the clinical setting at several hospitals including Johns Hopkins Hospital and Richland Memorial Hospital in Columbia, S.C. She has held faculty and administrative positions in Associate Degree nursing, at the University of Maryland in Baltimore, at the University of South Carolina in Columbia and, most recently, was as a clinical professor at the School of Nursing at UNC-Greensboro.
“Wingate University is fortunate to have secured Dr. Herron as our director of the nursing program,” said Dr. Martha Asti, vice president for academic affairs. “Dr. Herron served as Wingate’s consultant throughout the feasibility study process; therefore, she understands our needs and institutional identity. Her skills will be important to Wingate as we construct the BSN curriculum and requisite documents.”
The BSN program will complement the University's other successful health sciences programs including the Doctor of Pharmacy and Master of Physician Assistant Studies, soon to be located at the new Levine College of Health Sciences on campus.
The BSN program hopes to initially enroll 20 students per class and will be geared toward high school students who desire a four-year degree.
"We are looking forward to a nursing program that will prepare students not only for traditional nursing roles, but for advancement areas such as administrative, research, consulting and teaching," said Wingate University President Jerry E. McGee.
Public Health Nursing
Acute Care Nursing
A BSN is required for admission into MSN advanced practice nursing programs.