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A private college or university is an independent school which does not receive direct government subsidies. Private institutions thus usually charge their students higher tuition than their public counterparts. However, with this higher cost come several benefits.

Private school benefits
Private schools can afford to dedicate more resources to each student, enabling them to provide more personalized teaching. For example, the majority of private schools in North Carolina have a lower student-to-teacher ratio than their public counterparts. Private schools also often carry an enhanced level of prestige. This is especially notable for North Carolina’s Duke University and Methodist University, which both hold long academic histories.

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Finally, a private college or university typically has a very strong school spirit and ethos. This carries financial benefit for the school, since alumni are motivated to donate generously to their alma mater.

Cost of attending a private college or university
Many students incorrectly believe that they lack the financial means to attend private school. Private colleges and universities offer a host of scholarship and financial aid opportunities. This ensures that qualified students are not denied the chance to benefit from a private university education.

Enrolling in a private nursing school can offer an outstanding return on investment. For example, North Carolina’s registered nurses earn almost $60,000 per year on average. Advanced practice registered nurses, who hold a master’s degree in a specialized nursing field, frequently earn over $100,000 annually.

To help students evaluate North Carolina’s private nursing schools, we have compiled below a complete list of the private nursing programs offered throughout the state.

Featured Schools

Asheville

Mars Hill University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
South College - Asheville
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
School City Programs offered
Mars Hill University Mars Hill
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
South College - Asheville Asheville
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Charlotte

Cabarrus College of Health Sciences
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Nurse Aide Certificate
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Catawba College
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Chamberlain College of Nursing - Charlotte
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
ECPI University - Charlotte
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Diploma in Practical Nursing
Northeastern University - Charlotte
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
Queens University of Charlotte
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Wingate University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
School City Programs offered
Cabarrus College of Health Sciences Concord
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Nurse Aide Certificate
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Catawba College Salisbury
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Chamberlain College of Nursing - Charlotte Charlotte
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
ECPI University - Charlotte Charlotte
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Diploma in Practical Nursing
Northeastern University - Charlotte Charlotte
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
Queens University of Charlotte Charlotte
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Wingate University Wingate
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Durham / Chapel Hill area

Duke University
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • DNP: Nurse Anesthesia
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • Post-Baccalaureate PhD
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Family Nurse Practitioner
Watts School of Nursing
  • Diploma in Nursing
School City Programs offered
Duke University Durham
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • DNP: Nurse Anesthesia
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • Post-Baccalaureate PhD
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Family Nurse Practitioner
Watts School of Nursing Durham
  • Diploma in Nursing

Fayetteville

Methodist University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Miller-Motte College - Fayetteville
  • Nurse Aide Certificate
School City Programs offered
Methodist University Fayetteville
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Miller-Motte College - Fayetteville Fayetteville
  • Nurse Aide Certificate

Greensboro / High Point area

ECPI University - Greensboro
  • Diploma in Practical Nursing
South University - High Point
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
School City Programs offered
ECPI University - Greensboro Greensboro
  • Diploma in Practical Nursing
South University - High Point High Point
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion

Raleigh

ECPI University - Raleigh
  • Diploma in Practical Nursing
Miller-Motte College - Raleigh
  • Nurse Aide Certificate
School City Programs offered
ECPI University - Raleigh Raleigh
  • Diploma in Practical Nursing
Miller-Motte College - Raleigh Raleigh
  • Nurse Aide Certificate

Winston-Salem

Wake Forest School of Medicine
  • Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Nurse Anesthesia
School City Programs offered
Wake Forest School of Medicine Winston-Salem
  • Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Nurse Anesthesia

Other North Carolina cities

Barton College
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Campbell University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Gardner-Webb University
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Nursing Administration
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Lees-McRae College
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Lenoir-Rhyne University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Pfeiffer University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of Mount Olive
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
School City Programs offered
Barton College Wilson
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Campbell University Buies Creek
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Gardner-Webb University Boiling Springs
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Nursing Administration
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Lees-McRae College Banner Elk
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Lenoir-Rhyne University Hickory
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Pfeiffer University Misenheimer
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of Mount Olive Mount Olive
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion