Campbell University approved for nursing program

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Campbell University says it has received approval to begin a nursing program.

The Fayetteville Observer reports (http://bit.ly/WX537p) the school has been approved by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to proceed with accreditation of a new bachelor of science in nursing program.

Nancy Duffy, director of Campbell's nursing program, said approval was granted without a site visit.

The first pre-nursing students will be able to enroll this fall and sit in the university's first pre-nursing seminar. The program's website says students will complete a competitive admission application to the program during their sophomore year, and the program will begin in fall 2016 with the nursing content and clinical experiences.

The first class of nursing students will graduate in 2018.

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Information from: The Fayetteville Observer, http://www.fayobserver.com

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