School of Nursing Goals
The School of Nursing is committed to excellence in accomplishing the following goals:
- Provide professional nursing programs at baccalaureate, masters and doctoral levels based on standards of nursing practice.
- Conduct collaborative research and scholarly activities to advance the discipline of nursing and health of persons across the lifespan.
- Provide professional and public service to meet regional and global healthcare needs.
- 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:
- Practice professional nursing based on inquiry, caring, and standards of practice.
- Function independently and collaboratively within the healthcare system to deliver evidenced based nursing care to individuals, families, groups, and communities.
- Provide high quality and safe nursing care as a member of an inter-professional team.
Master’s Nursing Program Goals
The master’s program prepares graduates for the following:
- Perform as advanced practice registered nurses, educators, or administrators according to standards of practice.
- Assume leadership roles in promoting quality nursing and healthcare regionally and globally.
- Utilize evidence to improve nursing practice and healthcare outcomes.
DNP Program Goals
The DNP program prepares graduates for the following:
- Practice as advanced practice registered nurses to advance the discipline and nursing profession through clinical practice.
- Assume leadership roles in the delivery of optimal healthcare.
- Appraise evidence to improve nursing practice and healthcare outcomes
PhD Nursing Program Goals
The PhD program prepares graduates for the following:
- Practice as nurse scientists to advance the discipline and nursing profession through scholarly inquiry.
- Assume leadership roles in promoting optimal health for ethnic minorities, women, children, and older adults.
- Meet the academic and healthcare industry needs for nursing scholars in North Carolina and the nation.