Monday, June 23, 2014

UDC Nursing FAQ

The University of the District of Columbia offers several nursing programs, but do you know what they are? The nursing career ladder includes the following five programs: 
  1. Through the Nursing Assistant program, students can become Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA). This program is taught through the UDC Community College Workforce Development program at the Bertie Backus Campus, located at 5701 South Dakota Avenue, NE, Washington, DC 20017. Call (202) 274-6950 or visit the website.
  2. The Practical Nursing program for students to become Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) is part of the UDC Workforce Development program, also in the same location at the Bertie Backus campus. Call (202) 274-6950 or visit the website.

  3. The Associate in Applied Science in Nursing (AASN) undergraduate degree allows generic pre-licensure for non-licensed students to become Registered Nurses (RN). This program is also taught at the Community College in Building 52 at 801 North Capitol Street, NE | Washington, DC 20002. Call (202) 274-5940 for more information or visit the AASN website.

  4. The Associate in Applied Science in Nursing is for Licensed Practical Nurses to complete their associate degree (LPN to AASN-RN). This program is also offered in Building 52 at the UDC Community College. Call (202) 274-5940 for more information.

  5. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program is for Registered Nurses to complete the undergraduate baccalaureate degree (RN to BSN or RN-BSN). This program is offered through the College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability, and Environmental Sciences at the Van Ness campus. Dr. Pier Broadnax, director, can be reached at (202) 274-5916 or at Click here for more information.
Dr. Pier Broadnax
If you are a registered nurse and wish to take classes at UDC, the deadlines for admission applications to UDC are mid-November for spring, mid-June for fall and early May for summer entrance. Visit the website at for detailed information. Non-RN AASN graduates may enroll in pre-requisite courses to complete interdisciplinary general education (IGED) requirements. No baccalaureate nursing courses may be taken until students possess a valid District of Columbia RN license.

If you are a registered nurse and wish to take classes at UDC, please contact Professor Elmira Asongwed, RN Advisor at to request an appointment for academic advisement and/or registration counseling.

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