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).
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
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 accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).
Contact Info for ABHES
7777 Leesburg Pike, Suite 314 N.
Falls Church, Virginia 22043
Effective June 8, 2020, this nursing program is a Candidate for initial accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. This Candidacy status expires on June 8, 2022.
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326 404-975-5000
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.
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.