Critical Information

Catherine W. Wood School of Nursing

BSN Student Handbook

This handbook is supplement to the CPHS Academic Bulletin. All BSN students are responsible for reading and understanding the information contained in this handbook.

Professional Risk

Caring for individuals who are ill or injured is an everyday occurrence for those who practice in the field of nursing. Campbell University’s nursing students are expected to provide care to patients who may or may not have known or unknown communicable diseases, which include but are not limited to HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C. Although rare when proper preventative measures are used, such contact may result in a student’s being exposed to infectious agents and/or transmitting an infectious disease to other individuals. Application to and acceptance of an offer from the Catherine W. Wood School of Nursing indicates a student’s understanding and acceptance of professional risks related to nursing.

Fitness for Practice

All students must be able to perform the essential functions of a student nurse. This includes, but is not limited to: the ability to perform 12 hour clinical shifts, manual dexterity, physical strength to stand for extended periods of time, safe movement of clients, the ability to lift 50 pounds and push 200 pounds, bend without limitation, and sensory abilities for sight, hearing and touch.

Disability Statement

Campbell University does not discriminate in the recruitment, admission, educational process, or treatment of students. Students who have self-identified their disabilities, provided documentation of their disabilities, and requested reasonable accommodations are entitled to receive approved modifications of programs, appropriate academic adjustments, or auxiliary aids that enable them to participate in and benefit from all educational programs and activities.

For more information on disability services, academic and tutoring services, or student success, please visit Student Success on Campbell’s homepage. 

Computer Requirements

All students of the Catherine W. Wood School of Nursing at Campbell University’s College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences are required to provide his/her own computer and utilize his/her own Campbell e-mail account.

Campbell University’s Computer & Network Use Policy can be found here

For students interested in taking advantage of technology product discounts provided to Campbell University through our vendors, please visit Campbell's website for more information.

Vehicular Requirements

All students of the Catherine W. Wood School of Nursing at Campbell University’s College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences are required to provide his/her own transportation to and from the University as well as clinical rotation sites.

Vehicles must be registered with Campus Safety and students must display the appropriate parking decal on the vehicle at all times. Traffic and parking regulations must be followed. The Campus Safety Office is responsible for enforcing traffic and parking regulations on the University campus.

Registered Nurse Licensure Exam Requirements

The North Carolina Board of Nursing (NCBON) uses the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX®) prepared by National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) to measure competence for entry-level practice for graduates of Board-approved nursing education programs. The National Council of State Boards of Nursing has contracted with Pearson VUE to administer NCLEX®.

For more detailed information about the NCLEX, please visit the National Council of State Boards of Nursing.

Eligibility requirements for examination:

1.    Completion of a member Board approved RN or LPN nursing education program 

2.    Registration with Pearson Vue is required prior to the release of an Authorization to Test (ATT)

3.    All applicants must complete a criminal background check prior to the issuance of a license.

Please note that conferring a degree to a student who has completed the curriculum does not guarantee that the Board of Nursing will issue an Authorization to Test.