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UDC RN to BS in Nursing Frequently Asked Question (FAQ)

Are you:

  1. A Registered Nurse?
  2. Looking to become a Registered Nurse?
  3. Looking to become a Home Health Aide, Certified Nursing Assistant, or a Licensed Practical Nurse?

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program is for Registered Nurses to complete their undergraduate baccalaureate degree (RN to BSN or RN-BSN). This professional-level program is offered through the College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences at the Van Ness campus. Visit www.udc.edu/causes for more information on the RN to BSN program.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program:  Academic Advisors


Advisees (Alphabets of Last Names)

Office Location, Email and Telephone

Professor Elmira AsongwedA-F and N, OBuilding 44 Suite 200-27
Professor Anne Marie Jean-BaptisteG-M and P, QBuilding  44 Suite 200-26
Dr. Pier A. BroadnaxR- ZBuilding 44 Room 200-30

However, the University of the District of Columbia offers several additional nursing programs for those just starting out on the career ladder:  

  1. Through the Nursing Assistant program, students can become Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA). This program is taught through the UDC Community College Workforce Development program at the Bertie Backus Campus, located at 5701 South Dakota Avenue, NE, Washington, DC 20017. Call 202.274.6950 or visit http://cc.udc.edu/ for more information.
  2. The Associate in Applied Science in Nursing (AASN) undergraduate degree allows generic pre-licensure for non-licensed students to become Registered Nurses (RN). This program is also taught at the Community College in Building 52 at 801 North Capitol Street, NE | Washington, DC 20002. Call (202) 274-5940 for more information or visit the AASN website. The Associate in Applied Science in Nursing also allows Licensed Practical Nurses to complete their associate degree (LPN to AASN-RN). This program is also offered in Building 52 at the UDC Community College. Call 202.274.5940 or visit http://cc.udc.edu/ for more information.

If you are a registered nurse and wish to take classes at UDC, the deadlines for admission applications to UDC are mid-November for spring, mid-June for fall and early May for summer entrance. Visit the website at www.udc.edu/admission/ for detailed information. Non-RN AASN graduates may enroll in pre-requisite courses to complete interdisciplinary general education (IGED) requirements. No baccalaureate nursing courses may be taken until students possess a valid District of Columbia RN license.

What is the process to be admitted to nursing programs?
The Office of Admission processes applications to the University. Admission to the University does not guarantee admission to the AASN or BSN Nursing Programs. Students are not automatically admitted to the Nursing Programs by indicating an interest in nursing or declaring nursing as a major. Students must make application to the specific programs. Contact the specific program above for details on applications to the program.

What was the Research Infrastructure in Minority Institutions (RIMI)Project that the UDC Department of Nursing and Allied Health conducted from 2005-2011 under the leadership of Dr. Connie M. Webster?
Click on the following link to learn about the grant and related activities.
Research Infrastructure in Minority Institutions [RIMI] Project

Does UDC have a free nursing program?
No. There was a grant that provided scholarships for beginning nursing students in partnership with Providence Hospital but the program no longer exists.

The Capitol Health Careers grant provided scholarships to nursing students and it ended in 2013.

The Scholarship for Disadvantaged Students for nursing students in the AASN or BSN programs offers a limited number of scholarships to enrolled students. The current grant will end in 2016.

College of Urban Agriculture and Environmental Studies (CAUSES)

CAUSES Academic Programs

RN to BS in Nursing – Dr. Pier Broadnax, Program Director
Nutrition and Dietetics - Dr. Prema Ganganna, Program Director
Urban Architecture and Community Planning - Dr. Susan Kliman, Program Director
PSM in Water Resources Management - Dr. Tolessa Deksissa, Director
Health Education - John Slack, Program Director

CAUSES Land-grant Programs

Center for Urban Agriculture & Gardening Education – Che' Axum, Director
Center for Sustainable Development – Dr. Dwane Jones, Director
Water Resources Research Institute – Dr. Tolessa Deksissa, Director
Center for Nutrition, Diet and Health - Dr. Lillie Monroe-Lord, Director
Institute of Gerontology - Claudia John, Director
Center for 4-H and Youth Development – Rebecca Bankhead, Director
Architectural Research Institute - Clarence Pearson, Director

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