About our Program

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 (ABSN) 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 mission of Elon University Department of Nursing (DON) is transforming the health of local and global communities through excellence in nursing education.


Through excellence in teaching, we will empower future nurses to integrate knowledge into professional practice and provide holistic, client-centered care.


  • We uphold the Elon Core Values of honesty, integrity, responsibility, and respect.
  • We value collaborative engaged learning in an inclusive environment, to prepare students for professional nursing practice.
  • We instill in our students the values of caring and ethical practices within the diverse communities that we serve.

Program Outcomes

  1. Use the nursing process to provide ethical, culturally sensitive and compassionate client centered care to diverse populations in various settings.
  2. Promote safety by utilizing evidence-based practice and quality improvement to deliver safe and effective care.
  3. Collaborate with clients, nursing and interprofessional teams to provide quality holistic care.
  4. Integrate informatics and technology to promote the art and science of quality nursing care.
  5. Expand knowledge of self-care and lifelong learning to enhance personal well-being and professional growth.


Read the Nursing Department Scholarship Statement