Campbell enrolls 85 students in first nursing seminar

Nursing Director Nancy Duffy addresses Campbell’s first cohort of pre-nursing students.

BUIES CREEK — The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program at Campbell University held its first class of the semester this Friday, August 22. The introductory course is offered to undergraduate students and is a prerequisite to apply to the upper-level division of the nursing program.

Nancy Duffy, program director, welcomed the group of 85 students in Kivett Hall after having to relocate to a larger room to accommodate the impressive roster. Students spent the first class reviewing basic test-taking techniques, getting to know each other, and watching personal testimonials of nurses who worked and volunteered in New Orleans, Louisiana, during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

“What I want you to take away from this class is that nursing makes a difference,” said Duffy to the group of potential BSN candidates. “No matter the circumstance, you will always have the opportunity to make a difference as a nurse.”

This seminar marks the official beginning of the nursing program at Campbell. The program received approval from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commissions on Colleges (SACSCOC) earlier this month and is now moving forward with actions to secure accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

About the College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences: Campbell University’s College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences is committed to preparing students to excel in the ever-expanding world of health care. In addition to the Doctor of Pharmacy program, the college offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in clinical research and pharmaceutical sciences, a master’s degree in public health, and a professional degree in physician assistant practice. Most recently, the college seated its first class of Doctor of Physical Therapy students in January 2014 and welcomed its first cohort of pre-nursing students this fall.