Nursing Students in Sim Lab with manikin

BSN Pre-Licensure Nursing

Mode of Study:
On Campus
Degree Level:
Undergraduate, Major, BSN Pre-Licensure
Degree Types:
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Health Science & Human Performance

Holistically Care for Patients While Serving the Health Care Field as a Nurse

The Catawba College Department of Nursing prepares competent, diverse nursing professionals to meet the holistic health care needs of a culturally diverse society, providing a solid foundation in liberal studies and preparing you for entry-level practice in the nursing profession.

Nursing faculty doing a demonstration for students

Catawba College offers the BSN Pre-Licensure degree, approved by the North Carolina Board of Nursing (NCBON).

Nursing students complete a curriculum that is based on the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and are supported by the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) qualities. Courses, or Baccalaureate Essentials, offered in the Pre-Licensure Nursing Degree program at Catawba have specific program objectives designed to assist you and your peer nursing majors in achieving targeted learning outcomes.

Catawba’s Department of Nursing faculty are committed to working with you to meet your professional goals before and throughout your nursing educational career. Additionally, a simulation and lab coordinator ensures that simulation and lab experiences meet your learning needs prior to and during clinical experiences.

  • Accreditation

    The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Catawba College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

  • Experienced Faculty

    Learn from faculty with varied clinical expertise in fields such as geriatrics, mental health, maternity, pediatric care, and medical surgical nursing.

  • Rankings

    Catawba was recently ranked by U.S. News as the 4th Best Regional College in the South and is regularly included in The Princeton Review’s Best College guide.

Nursing at Catawba College

Our Nursing Program strives to properly prepare our students for success in the healthcare field. One thing that sets our program apart is that athletes are allowed to participate, allowing for students to be even more involved on campus.

Program Details

Service Learning and Community Service

Service Learning and Community Service

Embedded throughout Catawba College’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing Pre-licensure curriculum, service learning and community service provide students with meaningful, experiential learning opportunities. Through development of community assessments and implementation of teaching projects and service, students meet the health care needs of a culturally diverse population as they develop evidence-based practice initiatives and critical thinking skills.

Catawba Nursing students demonstrate caring and compassion through service learning and community service which allows them to give back to their communities through participation in mission trips, taking vital signs at a community clinic, feeding the homeless, developing teaching projects at community agencies that target specific populations with health care needs, and participating in Special Olympics.

Clinical and Practicum Experiences

Clinical and Practicum Experiences

Catawba College’s Nursing Department partners with leading health care organizations such as Novant Health, Atrium Wake Forest Baptist Hospitals, and Atrium Health. Varied clinical and practicum experiences, in all nursing-focused areas, allow for a better-rounded, generalist nurse prepared to begin their career in the nursing profession. Other organizational agencies provide outpatient opportunities to practice in the community to meet the holistic needs of clients in the rural setting.



The Catawba College Student Nurses Association offers pre-nursing and nursing students opportunities for campus, community, and statewide collaboration for addressing current population health care needs. In addition, involvement allows for mentorship and connection with members of the North Carolina Nurses Association. Students attend statewide and national student nurses’ association meetings, participate as officers in campus, state, and national student nurses association, and take part in various community services initiatives.

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Department of Nursing

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1st Floor
Ketner Hall