Nursing was first offered in 1972 under the Pre-Professional Programs Department. The program was in cooperation with UNC Greensboro, allowing students to complete their first two years at Appalachian before transferring to receive their BSN degree. In 1982, the program with Greensboro ended, but Appalachian continued to offer nursing classes until 2003, so that students could transfer to get their BSN. Nursing saw a resurgence at Appalachian in 2007 when The Department of Nursing was established under the College of Fine and Applied Arts. The Department of Nursing is currently housed within the College of Health Sciences at Appalachian State University and offers a Prelicensure BSN program and a RN-BSN program. Students are taught the necessary knowledge and skills applicable for work in diverse settings within the health care system.