The mission of the Office of Academics Affairs (OAA), Undergraduate Program Office, is to initiate, guide and advocate for the integrity of the undergraduate program. To accomplish this mission, the OAA provides support for program development, implementation and evaluation; initiates and manages curriculum and policy modifications; facilitates operations of the program including clinical placements and alternative study plans for students on extended study or individualized study options; and assesses the effectiveness of the program.

The Office implements the following degree tracks:

 BSN (6 semester pre-licensure option)
 ABSN (4 semester pre-licensure accelerated option)
 RN-MSN Option

The Education-Innovation-Simulation Learning Environment (EISLE), administered by Carol Durham, EdD, RN provides clinical practice opportunities for students both within and external to the School of Nursing.

The clinical practicum is an essential part of undergraduate nursing education. Dr. Julie Page serves as liaison between the School and clinical agencies in the community, and coordinates clinical placements for the program.

Detailed information regarding the program, academic calendar, guidelines and regulations, confidentiality statement and School of Nursing Organizations is available in the Student Handbook.

Office: 107 Carrington
 (919) 966-3408
Monday–Friday
8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

NURSE AID CERTIFICATION

BSN students meet qualifications for North Carolina certification as Nurse Aide I (NAI) and Nurse Aide II (NAII) as part of their course of study through completion of N364.

Applying for these Certificates

Renewing these Certificates

Practica in Nursing: N487, N488, & N489

Students enrolled in a pre-licensure option (either BSN or ABSN) must take either N487 or N488 or N489 as a requirement for graduation.  These courses have a similar theme of “real world” immersion in a practice environment with concurrent readings, discussion boards and reflective assignments about the experience.

  • N487 focuses on a nurse aide work environment either in acute or community settings and is offered in summer session.
  • N488 focuses on practice improvement projects in acute or community settings and is offered in spring semester.
  • N489 focuses on health care delivery settings in the global environment and is currently offered in both summer and fall semesters.

Each course has 1 credit hour allocated to course content and 2 credit hours allocated to practice (84 clock hrs).  Because of course schedules, BSN students are more likely to take N487 or N489; ABSN students are more likely to take N488 or N489.  The NA I and NAII certificates are required for N487 and recommended for N488 and N489. The credentials needed for these certificates are earned in N364 and information on how to apply for these certificates is sent to students following successful completion of N364. More information is on the website at the links below in the toggle above.

Campus resources to assist student planning for the work experience include University Career Services and the UNC-CH Study Abroad Office.

Local Opportunities for Summer 2019

N487 Spring Planning Dates

The following help sessions have been scheduled to assist you with your search and applications for summer experiences. You should bring specific questions with you to the sessions. Questions may also be answered by email or an appointment.

DateTimeRoomAttendance
Friday
1/18/2019
12:00-12:50pm217Optional
Friday
2/15/2019
12:00-12:50pm217Optional
Friday
3/22/2019
12:00-12:50pm217Optional
Friday
4/26/2019
12:00-12:50pmFox AuditoriumRequired
Course Orientation

N489: SON Opportunities for Summer 2019

N489 Spring Planning Dates

The following help sessions have been scheduled to assist you with your search and applications for summer experiences. You should bring specific questions with you to the sessions. Questions may also be answered by email or an appointment.

DateTimeRoomAttendance
Friday
1/25/2019
12:00-12:50pm207Optional
Friday
2/22/2019
12:00-12:50pm207Optional
Friday
3/29/2019
12:00-12:50pm207Optional
Friday
4/26/2019
12:00-12:50pm207Optional

Clinical and Course Resources for Faculty

Clinical Evaluation Tool

RN to BSN Clinical Site Scheduling

BSN/ABSN Clinical Site Scheduling

Course Resources

These forms and resources for Faculty are maintained by the Undergraduate Division of the Office of Academic Affairs. All files are in Microsoft Word and many files are also available in PDF format.

 Additional information for faculty can be found on the faculty resources page of the portal.