Watts College of Nursing is approved by the North Carolina Board of Nursing to prepare students upon graduation to take the professional licensure examination to become a registered nurse. 

Completion of Watts College of Nursing's Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program meets the educational requirements to apply for licensure as a registered nurse in North Carolina.  Watts College of Nursing has not determined whether the curriculum meets education requirements for any other state. 

As requirements for licensure in other states may differ, students are encouraged to contact those states regarding requirements prior to enrolling.

Watts College of Nursing wishes to announce that it will host a site visit for initial accreditation of its Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). You are invited to meet, virtually, with the site visit team and share your comments about the program in person at a meeting scheduled at 3:45 pm eastern time on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 from 3:45 pm to 4:15 pm.

Link: https://www.gotomeet.me/acen061/duke-regional-hospital---room-1
Access Code: 565-445-565
Dial-in Information:
United States (Toll Free): +1 (877) 309-2073

United States: +1 (571) 317-3129       

Written comments are also welcome and should be submitted directly to:
Dr. Marsal Stoll, Chief Executive Officer
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
3343 Peachtree Road Northeast, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
or email: mstoll@acenursing.org

All written comments should be received by ACEN by February 8, 2021.



Hello and Welcome to Watts College of Nursing!
This is a special time of new beginnings with the transition of our long-standing diploma program to a baccalaureate program. Becomming a Watts nurse will give you many opportunities to serve those with health care needs in our community, state, nation, and the world. Thank you for selecting Watts; We are here because you are here. We wish all of you the very best in your new career as a Watts nurse. 

Peggy C. Walters, EdD, MSN, MEd, RN, NEA-BC
President, Watts College of Nursing

Watts College of Nursing does not discriminate in the educational program or activities of the college on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sex, genetic information, or age.