School Profile

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

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 accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).

Contact Info for ABHES    

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

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 Facilities

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.