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This is a discussion on BSN Nursing Programs near Whispering Pines? in North Carolina State Nursing Programs, part of North Carolina Nursing ... Are there any colleges or BSN nursing programs near Whispering Pines, NC? I plan on moving there...by pishoncna Jul 31, '11Are there any colleges or BSN nursing programs near Whispering Pines, NC? I plan on moving there (hopefully) with my extensive family after graduation, and I want to become a registered nurse BSN.
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- Dec 4, '11 by Semper_GumbyThere are no BSN programs near Whispering Pines, but Sandhills Community College has a good ADN program and it's right down the road. They also have an LPN diploma program. You do have to have your CNA I for the program, and they offer it as a curriculum course in the spring and fall semesters. I believe it's offered as a continuing education course in the summer. Prerequisites/corequisites include A&P 1 & 2, general psych, two English courses, microbiology, and intro to sociology. There may be a couple others. You also have to take the HESI.
I'm not in the nursing program there, but I did take classes there several years ago and liked it. They've got a couple newer buildings, including the student activity center/bookstore/cafeteria (which wasn't built when I was an on-campus student). They do have a decent offering of online and hybrid classes as well. There's a nice set of gardens on campus, too.
If you're set on a BSN program, your best bet is probably going to be to look in the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area, as there are several in that area (though I'd still recommend knocking your pre-req's out or getting an associate of science/art at a community college like Sandhills first--much cheaper!). The only one I know of in Fayetteville is Fayetteville State, which had a low pass rate for a while. I don't know if they lost accreditation or not. Cary (in the Raleigh area) will be about an hour away, Fayetteville is about 45 minutes to an hour. Moore County does have a good hospital, FirstHealth Moore Regional, with a nationally-ranked cardiology program when I was living there. There's also quite a few nursing homes, as Pinehurst is a popular area for retirees. There's quite a few military folk and people employed by Fort Bragg who live in the area as well.
I've moved away from the area but still have family there so I visit on a semi-regular basis. My primary complaint was always the traffic--the roads weren't designed for the number of people that have moved to the area, so sometimes the roads get very congested. It can be especially bad when a major golf tournament is being hosted (but they always spiffy up the roadsides by planting new flowers!). Overall, it's a very nice area in which to live and raise a family, and I enjoyed living there growing up.
If you have any questions I'd be happy to answer them!
- May 14, '12 by ImKosherFayetteville State University, UNC Pembroke, Methodist University