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
Email Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
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 by 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.
Clinical rotations are wide-ranging and culturally diverse, covering all ages and life spans. Our program draws upon the clinical strengths of two Magnet Hospitals, Duke Regional Hospital and Duke University Hospital, as well as other area hospitals and community-based settings. In 2014, the Duke University Health System was designated as a Magnet organization, one of three such designated health systems in North Carolina. Together, these clinical opportunities provide students with a broad base for professional practice.
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 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.