The Department of Nursing at Elon University was designed to create a new and progressive generation of nurse leaders. Nurses who are committed to advancing health equity and serving all patients with the grace and dignity they deserve. Leaders who contribute to advances in healthcare delivery, using technology and data to ensure that the care that nurses provide helps people live healthier, longer, and fuller lives. Elon nurses will make a difference in our communities and in our world.

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree is offered in two formats. The first is a traditional, four-year undergraduate program for high school graduates. The four-year BSN program will satisfy all Elon University core requirements and is built to allow pursuit of a biology minor in addition to all nursing pre-requisites, the 65-credit hour nursing curriculum, and 540 clinical hours. The second is an accelerated BSN program for those who have already earned a bachelor’s degree in another field of study. The accelerated BSN program is an intensive, 16-month program that includes 65 credit hours and 540 clinical hours. Both programs include opportunities for experiential and global learning and will prepare students to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) to become a licensed, registered nurse.

The Department of Nursing is housed within the School of Health Sciences, providing nursing students with invaluable opportunities for interprofessional education, access to state-of-the-art facilities for engaged learning and simulation, and strong community partnerships for clinical placements and future employment.

The four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs are approved by the North Carolina Board of Nursing and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

“The Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing program at Elon University holds pre-accreditation
status from the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education
Accreditation, located at 2600 Virginia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20037. 202-909-
2487. Holding pre-accreditation status does not guarantee that initial accreditation by
NLN CNEA will be received.” Posted 10/19/2022


“The Elon University Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is pursuing accreditation from the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA), located at 2600 Virginia Avenue, NW, 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20037; phone 202-909-2487. Interested parties are invited to submit third-party comments in writing directly to NLN CNEA, attention Dr. Teresa Shellenbarger, NLN CNEA Executive Director, no later than October 30, 2023 to” Posted 09/11/2023