UNCP Nursing Department
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke is located in rural, southeastern North Carolina and is one 17 schools that comprise the University of North Carolina system. Founded in 1887 as the Croatan Normal School to educate American Indian teachers, the University today is a comprehensive masters-granting university with 41 bachelors and 17 master’s degrees. It remains true to its traditions of providing high quality education to a diverse population and encourages inclusion and appreciation for the values of all people. UNC Pembroke ranked first in the South for the diversity of its student body in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges and Universities 2010.” With a total enrollment of more than 6,000, the University exists to promote excellence in teaching and learning in an environment of free inquiry, interdisciplinary collaboration, and rigorous intellectual standards.
The Department of Nursing is located within the College of Arts and Sciences. The Department currently offers a traditional baccalaureate (BSN) program for pre-licensure students and the RN-BSN program for registered nurses who received entry-level education in community colleges or hospital diploma programs. Our BSN programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
Members of the Department of Nursing faculty are talented and experienced educators in both classroom and clinical settings. We’re committed to graduating compassionate, culturally competent, and skillful nursing professionals who will excel in the ever-changing 21st century healthcare environment and positively contribute to the future of our profession.
We are excited about all the activities occurring in the Department of Nursing as we continue to grow and change. In the spring of 2012, we will be moving into the new three-story 87,000 GSF Health Sciences Building on the campus of UNCP. Of the building’s 87,000 GSF, the Department of Nursing will occupy approximately 52,000 GSF.
In addition to the opening of the new building, we are currently in the planning stages for a master’s degree nursing program. This initiative reflects our commitment to improving the health of individuals, families, and communities through advancing the education of nurses to provide the highest quality nursing care.
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