The UNC School of Nursing offers a full complement of top-ranked programs for students at every stage of their nursing career. From our pre-licensure programs to Master’s, DNP, PhD, and post-degree opportunities, to a wide array of continuing education programs, Carolina Nursing excels at advancing the art and science of nursing care.

Please review the instructions for the application you are completing carefully before beginning the online application process.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing is committed to equality of educational opportunity and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

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The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master’s degree program in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice program and post-graduate APRN certificate program at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).


Graduates of our MSN and DNP Nurse Practitioner programs are eligible practice in all 50 U.S. states with proof of national certification.

Graduates of our BSN and ABSN programs are eligible for licensure in all 50 U.S. states having passed NCLEX. They have full licensure rights in all states of active licensure and approved compact states as applicable.

 The Board of Nursing’s licensure requirements for professional nursing programs is available here.