School of Nursing

Moore Building

School of Nursing Goals

The School of Nursing is committed to excellence in accomplishing the following goals:

  1. Provide professional nursing programs at baccalaureate, masters and doctoral levels based on standards of nursing practice.
  2. Conduct collaborative research and scholarly activities to advance the discipline of nursing and health of persons across the lifespan.
  3. Provide professional and public service to meet regional and global healthcare needs.
  4. Prepare professional nurses to deliver evidenced based practice in a variety of settings.

Baccalaureate Nursing Program Goals

The baccalaureate program prepares graduates for the following:

  1. Practice professional nursing based on inquiry, caring, and standards of practice.
  2. Function independently and collaboratively within the healthcare system to deliver evidenced based nursing care to individuals, families, groups, and communities.

Master's Nursing Program Goals

The master's program prepares graduates for the following:

  1. Perform as advanced practice registered nurses, educators, or administrators according to standards of practice.
  2. Assume leadership roles in promoting quality nursing and healthcare regionally and globally.
  3. Utilize evidence to improve nursing practice and healthcare outcomes.

DNP Program Goals

The DNP program prepares graduates for the following:

  1. Practice as advanced practice registered nurses to advance the discipline and nursing profession through clinical practice.
  2. Assume leadership roles in the delivery of optimal healthcare.
  3. Appraise evidence to improve nursing practice and healthcare outcomes

PhD Nursing Program Goals

The PhD program prepares graduates for the following:

  1. Practice as nurse scientists to advance the discipline and nursing profession through scholarly inquiry.
  2. Assume leadership roles in promoting optimal health for ethnic minorities, women, children, and older adults.
  3. Meet the academic and healthcare industry needs for nursing scholars in North Carolina and the nation.


REV 04/11/13