Mission and Purpose

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 (a) provide accessible, seamless, high-quality undergraduate and graduate nursing education to diverse student populations in order to create leaders in professional nursing practice, and (b) prepare graduates to provide high-quality, cost-effective professional nursing services, to improve health across the life span, for individuals, families, groups, and communities.