The undergraduate Nursing Program provides a broad-based arts and sciences curriculum that prepares students as generalists to enter the profession of nursing. After successfully completing the program, students are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN licensure exam in order to practice nursing as a Registered Nurse.
Separate admission is required into the upper division program. Prerequisite courses required before admission into the program are taken during the first two undergraduate years. Applications are submitted by qualified students during the sophomore spring semester for acceptance into the program the following fall. Only one cohort enters the upper division program each fall semester. Currently, the program is licensed for 59 + 10 = 69 students combining the 1st year and 2nd year cohorts.
OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM
Our students gain valuable hands-on experience by working within the local communities in hospitals, mental health facilities, end of life care, home health care, public school systems, community health, nursing homes and wound care.
Students participate in poverty simulation, community clinics, public school clinics, health fairs, and a variety of community outreach opportunities and small individual lab experiences.
Alyssa Huntley, '19
I am able to make a difference in my community today because the Wingate Nursing program set me up for success as a registered nurse. Through small class sizes, one-on-one instruction, carefully picked course content, and relevant clinical experiences I was able to gain the knowledge and skills needed to pass the NCLEX-RN and begin my career as a mother-baby nurse.
Jerome Overton, '21
The close mentorship provided by Wingate University nursing program allowed me to recognize areas of interest in the nursing profession and ways to dedicate myself to furthering knowledge. While at Wingate University, I discovered my passion for working in cardiac related units. This paired with my love for critical situations allowed me to find a unit that fit me best!
Abigail Labiche, '19
What I enjoyed most about being a student in the Nursing Program at Wingate University was the small class sizes. I was provided with one-on-one professor instruction and many opportunities for hands on learning. As a labor and delivery nurse today I feel that Wingate contributed greatly to my nursing practice and career.
Dr. Kristen G. Barbee