Exclusive Focus

Watts concentrates solely on nursing education for entry into professional nursing practice. Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).

Mission and Philosophy

Diversity and Inclusion Statement


Watts College of Nursing is licensed by the UNC General Administration – Board of Governors.

UNC System Office

910 Raleigh Road
P.O. Box 2688
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27514
Phone: 919-962-1000

Student Complaint Policy

Email Contact: studentcomplaint@northcarolina.edu
Phone: (877) 566-7226 (Inside of North Carolina)
Phone: (919) 716-6000

The BSN program is approved by the North Carolina Board of Nursing

Contact Info for NC Board of Nursing

4516 Lake Boone Trail
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
Phone: 919-782-3211
Fax: 919-781-9461


Watts College of Nursing is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). This accreditation expires February 2027.

Contact Info for ABHES    

7777 Leesburg Pike, Suite 314 N.
Falls Church, Virginia 22043
Phone: 703-917-9503
Fax: 703-917-4109

The baccalaureate nursing program at the Watts College of Nursing, affiliated with the Duke University Health System, Inc. located in Durham, NC is accredited by the:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326 

Effective June 8, 2020, this nursing program received initial accreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. The initial accreditation expires in 2026. 

View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at http://www.acenursing.us/accreditedprograms/programsearch.htm


Two classes are admitted a year -- January and August.


Just moments away from Durham’s I-85 corridor, our location on Croasdaile Drive affords students a tranquil setting that is nestled in pine trees and the fairways of one of the area’s most prestigious golf courses.

Student Complaints

Student complaint form at https://studentcomplaints.northcarolina.edu/form, or by mail to North Carolina Post-Secondary Education Complaints, 140 Friday Center Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27517.

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.