Chair: Jennifer Twaddell
Faculty: Cherry M. Beasley, Emerald Bilbrew, Anna Bryan, Jowana Clinkscales, Julie Harrison-Swartz5, Deborah Hummer, Debbie Locklear, Kathy Locklear1, Kathy McAllister, Amy Purser Medina, Melonie Moody2, Kelly Moran, Pamela Morgan3, Astrid Oviedo, Rosemarie Pilarczyk, William Puentes, Misty Stone, John Toth, Cynthia Woodrup
2Director, Clinical Learning Center
3Director, Undergraduate Programs
4Learning Enhancement Center Coordinator
5Director, Graduate Programs
The Department of Nursing provides students with the educational experiences needed to excel as competent, professional nurses and leaders who will continue to shape health care in an everchanging healthcare environment. The Department offers Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing degree programs.
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program offers two options for study: 1) Pre-Licensure BSN option which is open to all high school graduates and college students who wish to pursue a nursing major, and 2) RN-BSN Completion option for registered nurses with evidence of having earned an Associate's Degree in Nursing or a Hospital Diploma in nursing from an accredited program. A bachelor's degree with a major in nursing at UNCP requires a total of 124 semester credit hours of study.
The Master of Science in Nursing degree program has two entry pathways: 1) Direct entry pathway for registered nurses with a BSN, and 2) RN-MSN pathway providing educational mobility for registered nurses, with an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) or Diploma in Nursing. The Master of Science in Nursing offers three concentrations: nursing education, clinical nurse leader, and rural case management. For information about requirements leading to a Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.), see the Master of Science in Nursing section within the Department of Nursing and the Graduate School section of this catalog.
Mission and Purposes
The Department of Nursing is dedicated to carrying out the mission of the College of Arts and Sciences and the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. As an integral academic unit of the University, the UNCP Department of Nursing is committed to the tripartite roles of teaching, research, and community service that contribute to the cultural, intellectual, and social development of professional nurses in North Carolina and the nation. Students are provided the opportunity to obtain a multicultural education that is grounded in the arts, sciences and humanities; that is congruent with standards for professional nursing practice; and that prepares them for lifelong learning, professional development, and service to others.
The primary purposes of the UNCP Department of Nursing program are to:
- Provide accessible, seamless, high quality undergraduate and graduate nursing education to diverse student populations to shape nursing graduates who are leaders in professional nursing practice.
- Prepare graduates to provide high quality, cost-effective professional nursing services, to improve health outcomes across the life span, for individuals, families, groups, and communities.
The Department of Nursing is committed to the recruitment of a diverse, achievement‐oriented, and socially responsible student body that will enrich the intellectual, cultural, and social community of the University and the community at large. On completion of the BSN program, the graduate is prepared as a competent beginning professional nurse, has the mobility to practice as a generalist in any health care setting, and is committed to the advancement of nursing knowledge and practice through life-long learning and scholarship.
NOTE: The numbers enclosed in parentheses immediately following course numbers indicate the semester hour credits, lecture contact hours, and laboratory hours respectively. Lecture and laboratory hours are normally scheduled each week for one semester in the course. Credit hours for laboratory experiences are calculated as one semester credit hour for 3 contact hours.
For information about courses leading to a Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.), see the Graduate School section of this catalog.
CoursesNursingSpecial Topics in Nursing