Western Carolina University

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Graduate Nursing Program Overview

Western Carolina University is a public institution where the majority of the graduate-level, online nursing classes are recorded and archived, so that students can access lecture material at their own convenience. One hundred percent of students are already employed when they first enroll. The admissions deadline for these programs is rolling.

Quick Stats

Academic year founded 2005-2006
Total enrollment 53
2013-2014 Tuition (per credit) $230 (in-state)
$700 (out-of-state)
Application deadline rolling
Admissions URL http://www.wcu.edu/academics/departments-schools-colleges/HHS/hhs-schools-depts/nursing/index.asp
Admissions e-mail jshirley@wcu.edu

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Application deadline (U.S. residents) rolling
Application deadline (international students) rolling
Admissions website http://www.wcu.edu/academics/departments-schools-colleges/HHS/hhs-schools-depts/nursing/index.asp
Director of admissions Dr. Jessica Shirley
Admissions phone (828) 654-6506
Admissions email jshirley@wcu.edu

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Academics

School awards Doctorate of Nursing Practice No
Instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 27 full-time; 8 part-time
Tenured or tenure-track faculty 6
Average experience teaching online courses 4 years
Can earn degree entirely online Yes
Classes include campus-based students No
One-year retention rates N/A
Graduation rates N/A
Within 3 years (2012-2013) N/A
Within 3 years (2011-2012) N/A

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Student Body

Enrollment 53
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Technology & Support

Instructor response expected within (hours) 24
24/7 live tech support Yes
Alumni/alumnae relations 0

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Paying for School

Part-time tuition (per credit, in-state) $230
Part-time tuition (per credit, out-of-state) $700
Full-time tuition (per credit, in-state) $230
Full-time tuition (per credit, out-of-state) $700

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