Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Dr. Cecil Holland

Dr. Cecil Holland Ed.D, Ph.D., RN
Interim Associate Dean & COO of Nursing
Associate Professor

Vision Statement

The Division of Nursing at Winston-Salem State University is a national premier nursing school based on excellence in education, research, and public service, as well as diversity in student population and program offerings.

Division of Nursing Mission Statement

As a leader in nursing education, the Winston-Salem State University Division of Nursing is committed to providing diverse populations a transformative educational experience rooted in the HBCU traditions. The Division of Nursing is dedicated to providing excellent, accessible, and responsive programs at the baccalaureate, masters and doctoral levels. Graduates are prepared to be leaders in assuring health equity of underserved individuals and communities; providing compassionate, evidence-based, and culturally responsive care; and educating our next generation of nurses.


The BSN program at WSSU prepares students to enter the workforce as generalists. The faculty is committed to promoting career mobility in students interested in pursuing the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree by providing several program options to both traditional and non-traditional learners. The program options include: Traditional, Paramedic to BSN, Accelerated BSN, and RN to BSN.

Sixty hours are required in the general education core and support courses for the nursing major.  Upon completion of these courses, the student may apply for admission to the nursing major.

We belief that students should be acknowledged for prior experiences and education. This belief attracts many students with diverse backgrounds such as paramedics, licensed practical nurses, second-degree students, and transfers from other schools.  

The paths are the Traditional option, Accelerated BSN option, RN-BSN, and Paramedic-to-BSN option.

The Undergraduate Program - Traditional Option provides the opportunity for the degree attainment through a variety of pathways.

The Accelerated Bachelors of Science in Nursing Option is a thirteen month option designed for persons who have a bachelor's degree and have completed pre-requisite courses for the BSN.

The RN-BSN Option is offered at multiple off-campus sites.

The Paramedic Option gives EMT-P the opportunity to receive credit by challenge examination for selected nursing courses. 

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