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Nursing welcomes you to our home page. We hope this site provides you with information to make an informed decision to choose the University of the District of Columbia as your institution of higher education.

The RN-to-BSN nursing program at UDC is fully accredited and offers a flexible class schedule to meet the needs of the working professional nurse. We look forward to your visit to our campus and sharing with you what nursing at UDC has to offer.

Dr. Pier Broadnax, Director of Nursing

About Nursing

As the University of the District of Columbia transforms itself into a world-class institution; our department is undergoing its own transformation. The Department of Nursing offers the RN-to-BSN nursing degree. This program is designed for those students who are Registered Nurses and hold a license to practice nursing in the Washington, DC and metropolitan area.


The University of the District of Columbia is the only urban land-grant institution of higher learning in the nation. It is Washington, DC's only public institution providing affordable postsecondary education at the baccalaureate and graduate levels. The professional nursing program is housed within the College of Arts and Science whose mission is to produce well-educated, automomous, competent, and resourceful graduates to practice nursing in the a multiethnic, global and technological society of the 21st century.


The RN-BSN Program is approved by the DC Board of Nursing and is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc.

National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc.

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Atlanta, Georgia 30326

Phone: 404.975.5000 | Fax: 404.975.5020

Nursing Program

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)

Research Infrastructure in Minority Institutions [RIMI] Project

Facts about the RN - BSN Program

Programs in the department are committed to providing quality and accessible educational opportunities

The nursing program is fully accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)

Diverse faculty and student body

Nursing offers Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN)

The nursing program offers small classes focusing on the adult learner.

The nursing faculty are student-focused, supporting the development of professional nurses.

Elgloria A. Harrison, MS, RRT, NPS, AE-C

Chairperson/Associate Professor

Department of Nursing and Health Professions

Pier A. Broadnax, PhD, RN

Director, Nursing Program

Department of Nursing and Health Professions

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College of Urban Agriculture and Environmental Studies (CAUSES)

CAUSES Academic Programs

Environmental Science and Urban Sustainability – Tom Kakovitch, Chair
Health Education - John Slack, Chair
Nursing – Dr. Pier Broadnax, Chair
Nutrition and Dietetics - Dr. Prema Ganganna, Chair
Urban Architecture and Community Planning - Ralph Belton, Chair

CAUSES Land-grant Programs

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


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