The Department of Nursing is nationally accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) 1 DuPont Circle, NW Suite 530 Washington, D.C. 20036; telephone (202) 887-6791, until 2020. Its primary mission is the education of students who will serve as professional nurses in various health care delivery settings. This department offers a major in professional nursing supported by a concentration in the biological, physical and social sciences and a broad base of general education courses. Graduates of this program are awarded a bachelor of science degree with a major in nursing. Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). Nursing courses include a clinical laboratory component in which faculty guide students in the development and application of knowledge and skills in a variety of health care settings. An on-campus learning center provides a large inventory of audiovisual materials, carrel room, computer laboratory, hospital equipment, and supplies for student laboratory experiences.Undergraduate application deadlines: February 1st for first time traditional freshman, transfer students, re-admits and second degree students. RN's interested in the RN to BSN program must apply prior to December 1st for Spring Admission or June 1st for Fall Admission.