The vision of High Point University’s Department of Nursing is to be recognized locally, nationally, and internationally as producers of extraordinary nurse leaders with exceptional skills and exemplary abilities to address disparate, complex healthcare demands for diverse communities across the lifespan using an inclusive, culturally appropriate, and evidence-based approach towards illness prevention, health promotion, and community engagement partnerships.
The mission of High Point University’s Department of Nursing is to prepare safe, competent, and diverse professional nurse leaders through education, scholarship, and evidence-based practice models with a focus on illness prevention, health promotion, and community engagement; with a commitment to life-long learning, diversity, inclusivity, equity, and extraordinary care for communities across the lifespan, using an interdisciplinary approach.
At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. Nursing students will have access to the latest technology, access to state-of-the art resources, access to academic support resources, and access to a learning environment that supports interprofessional learning and collaboration.
HPU Nursing graduates will be safe, competent, and professional nurse leaders and managers of care under the guidance of highly qualified faculty who are eager to share their knowledge, and to embrace future graduates into the nursing profession. HPU nursing graduates will not only be fully equipped for clinical practice and leadership but will also have premier life skills to include business essentials needed to lead and manage within variable health care industries.
In order to best educate future professional nurse leaders and managers of care, the nursing program is designed to equip graduates with skills necessary to meet the complex health care needs of diverse communities with a focus on health disparities, illness prevention, health promotion and community engagement partnerships. Graduates will also be academically prepared as competitive applicants for future graduate-level programs as they continue with their personal and professional trajectories.
There are four overarching goals for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program:
- Prepare nurse generalists as safe, competent, diverse professional nurse leaders through education, scholarship, evidence-based practice, and best practice models.
- Equip nurse generalists with the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and abilities to plan, deliver, lead, and manage person-centered care that focuses on illness prevention, health promotion, and enhanced population health.
- Prepare nurse generalists to plan and coordinate quality, fiscally responsible, inclusive care in collaboration with other members of the healthcare team for diverse communities or populations across the lifespan.
- Prepare nurse generalists as professionals with a commitment to lifelong learning, professional development, personal development, and graduate education.
HPU Nursing has established agreements for clinical practicum experiences with leading healthcare organizations within the Piedmont Triad area
High Point University is centrally located in the Piedmont Triad area of North Carolina, within 1.5 hours of the top five most populated North Carolina cities. By virtue of this location, High Point University has ready access to more than one-third of the population of the state. This will provide collaborative research opportunities and clinical practicum opportunities for students and faculty.