Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) about Nursing Programs
What nursing programs are offered at the University of the District of Columbia (UDC)?
- Nursing Assistant program for students to become Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) is in Community College - Workforce Development at the Bertie Backus campus in building 53 at 5701 South Dakota Avenue, NE | Washington, DC 20017. Call 202-274-6950 or visit the website at http://cc.udc.edu/academics/nursing_assistant_program_certificate;
- Practical Nursing program for students to become Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) is in Workforce Development at the Bertie Backus campus in building 53 at 5701 South Dakota Avenue, NE. Call 202-274-6950 or visit the website http://cc.udc.edu/academics/practical_nursing_program_certificate;
- Associate in Applied Science in Nursing (AASN) undergraduate degree for generic pre-licensure for non-licensed students to become Registered Nurses (RN) is at the Community College in building 52 at 801 North Capitol Street, NE | Washington, DC 20002. The AASN Program Director is Professor Susie M. Cato her telephone number is 202-274-5940 and e-mail address is email@example.com). Visit the AASN website at http://cc.udc.edu/academics/nursing_program_aasn;
- Associate in Applied Science in Nursing for Licensed Practical Nurses to complete the associate degree (LPN to AASN-RN) is in the Community College in building 52 at 801 North Capitol Street, NE. Program Director Susie Cato’s contact information is above;
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) for Registered Nurses to complete the undergraduate baccalaureate degree (RN to BSN or RN-BSN) is in the College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability, and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES) at the Van Ness campus in building 44.Dr. Pier Broadnax is the Director of Nursing for the UDC RN-BSN program. She is located on the Van Ness campus in building 44 – room 200-23. Dr. Broadnax can be contacted at telephone number 202.274.5916 or e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the RN-BSN website for additional information about the RN-BSN program.
Flagship nursing students or Registered Nurses taking Bachelor of Science in Nursing courses will be advised by BSN faculty. 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 http://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. If you are a registered nurse and wish to take classes at UDC, please contact Professor Elmira Asongwed, at email@example.com or Professor Anne Marie Jean-Baptiste at firstname.lastname@example.org to request an appointment for academic advisement and/or registration counseling.
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.