Nursing FAQ


Working full-time is discouraged. The time spent in class and in clinical rotations is demanding. We want you to succeed in this program and enjoy a rewarding and prosperous career. The time devoted as a student will better prepare you for a successful transition to your profession.

The decision of admission depends on multiple factors. The preferred minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) is a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale with the minimum for admission being a 2.80. The preferred minimum science GPA is a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale with the minimum for admission being a 2.75, as well. The admissions committee will evaluate each applicant’s academic performance, essay, special skills and abilities that enhance the nursing profession. There are up to 50 available seats in the BSN program; therefore a student must be diligent in making academics a priority. After admission, a student must maintain a grade of “C” or better to graduate from the BSN degree program. For more information, please review our admissions requirement page.

Students may opt to apply, but should be aware that the qualified applicants will have a higher admission rate to the BSN program.

There are many support services available. The nursing program is proud to offer a student success program where students work one-on-one with a student success coordinator in addition to the services listed below. Peer tutoring services are also available. 

Academic Support Services

Career Services

Disability Services

Counseling Services

No. The BSN program has a competitive admission process as there are only 50 available seats. In the Spring, the student submits an application to the BSN program. The cumulative and science GPA are considered along with a personal essay and an interview for a holistic evaluation of the student.

Campbell University has a variety of exceptional programs to consider as alternative possibilities to nursing. There are options in the health sciences, as well as in fields of education, law, divinity, fine arts, business, and more. Please explore our website to get more information.

You must first apply to Campbell University’s undergraduate admissions. The admissions counselor and the Registrar’s office will work with you to determine which courses will transfer. You will then complete the pre-requisites and apply to the BSN program.

Campbell University is a military friendly institution. Contact the Campbell University Veteran’s Affairs Office at 910.893.1294 for information about education benefits. View general information about services for veterans.

Costs & Financial Aid

Established by the North Carolina General Assembly in 2011, the Forgivable Education Loans for Service provides financial assistance to qualified students enrolled in an approved education program and committed to working in critical employment shortage professions in North Carolina. The North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority provides administration for the program.

You should plan for 8 full-time semesters, including student fees, health and professional liability insurance, room and board, and books and supplies. View tuition and other fees

There are scholarship options available both through admissions with Campbell University and separate scholarships offered by non-profit agencies and foundations.

Current Students

Campbell University is devoted to our students’ success. If you feel as though you would be more successful with another faculty advisor, please inform the program manager for the School of Nursing.

As a general college student for repeat courses, the last attempt only will affect the final grade point average. Previous hours attempted, previous hours passed, and previous quality points are not considered, although they remain on the permanent record. All grades from all attempts are recorded and remain on the transcript permanently.

In the BSN program a course is repeated only when a student earns a grade of less than 2.0 or fails the clinical practicum. The option to repeat a course occurs one time only in the program. If the student earns less than 2.0 in the repeated course or in a subsequent nursing class, he/she is dismissed from the program and ineligible for readmission.

The BSN program requires 780 hours clinical hours including those in the Skills Lab and Simulation Center. Students will travel to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, WakeMed, FirstHealth/Moore Regional, Central Carolina Hospital, Harnett Health locations, and Sampson Regional Medical Center in addition to other sites. The average travel distance is 34 miles. The student must provide their own transportation; however, there will be car pool options. The student should expect 12 hour shifts and weekend assignments for a some of the clinical hours.