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The purpose of the Department of Nursing is to prepare safe, competent, professional nurse leaders to meet disparate, complex health care needs of diverse communities with a focus on illness prevention, health promotion and community engagement partnerships.
HPU Nursing has established agreements for clinical practicum experiences with leading healthcare organizations within the Piedmont Triad area
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Vision

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.

Mission

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.

Freshman/Sophomore Pre-Licensure Courses
Junior/Senior Pre-Licensure Courses
Freshman/Sophomore Pre-Licensure Courses
Courses Credits
CHM 1010/1011 — General Chemistry I/Lab 4
FYS 1000 — First Year Seminar 4
BIO 1500/1501 – Principles of Cell Biology/Lab 4
EXP 1101 — President’s Seminar 1
MTH 1400 — Pre-Calculus 4
FRESHMAN YEAR — SPRING
BIO/PHS 2060/2061 — Human Physiology/Lab 4
XXX-XXXX — General Education Elective 4
PHL XXX — Philosophy 4
PSY 2000 — Introduction to Psychology 4
SOPHOMORE YEAR — FALL
XXX-XXXX — General Education Elective 4
SOA 1010 — Introduction to Sociology 4
STS 2020 — Introduction to Statistics 4
BIO/ANA 2070/2071 — Human Anatomy/Lab 4
SOPHOMORE YEAR — SPRING
ATR 1300 — Medical Terminology 1
XXX-XXXX— General Education Elective 4
XXX-XXXX— General Education Elective 4
BIO 2040/2040L— Microbiology for Health Sciences/Lab 4
PSY 2300 — Lifespan Development 4
SUMMER TERM
*HED 1200 — Nutrition and Healthy Living 4
Total Credits 70
*CAN BE TAKEN PRIOR TO SUMMER TERM
Junior/Senior Pre-Licensure Courses
Courses Credits
*PHL-2010 — XXXX Biomedical Ethics 4
NURS 3411/3412 — Introduction to Professional Nursing Practice/Lab Practicum 4
NURS-3302 — Pharmacological Applications in Professional Nursing Practice 3
NURS-3301 — Health and Physical Assessment in Professional Nursing Practice 3
NURS-3101 — Introduction to Concepts and Clinical Judgement for Professional Nursing Practice 1
NURS-3201 — Pathophysiology for Professional Nurses 2
JUNIOR YEAR — SPRING
NURS-3511/3512 — Nursing Management for Adults with Medical-Surgical Needs/Practicum 5
NURS- 3102 — Concepts and Clinical Judgement for Professional Nursing Practice II 1
NURS-3303 — Introduction to Research and Evidence-Based Practice 3
NURS-3413/3414 — Nursing Management of Mental Health/Practicum 4
JUNIOR YEAR – SUMMER TERM
NURS-3415/3416 — Reproductive Health and Maternal Newborn Nursing Care/Practicum 4
NURS-3417/3418 — Nursing Care for Pediatric Populations and Family/Practicum 4
SENIOR YEAR - FALL
NURS-4512/4513 — Nursing Management for Adults with Medical-Surgical Needs II/Practicum 5
NURS- 4103 — Concepts and Clinical Judgement for Professional Nursing Practice III 1
NURS 4412/4413 — Community and Public Health Nursing/Practicum 4
NURS-4301 — Nursing Leadership 3
SENIOR YEAR - SPRING
NURS-4514/4515 — Interdisciplinary Nursing Care for Adults with Medical-Surgical Needs/Practicum 5
NURS-4104 — Concepts and Clinical Judgement for Professional Nursing Practice IV 1
NURS-4105 — Senior Nursing Seminar 1
NURS-4516/4517 — Transitioning to Professional Nursing Practice: Capstone/Practicum 5
NURS-4209 — Global and Population Health Across the Lifespan 2
Total Credits 65
*BIOMEDICAL ETHICS CAN BE TAKEN IN THE JUNIOR YEAR WITH NURSING UPPER DIVISION COURSES
There are four overarching goals for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program:
  1. Prepare nurse generalists as safe, competent, diverse professional nurse leaders through education, scholarship, evidence-based practice, and best practice models.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Prepare nurse generalists as professionals with a commitment to lifelong learning, professional development, personal development, and graduate education.
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State of the Art Facilities
Parkway Commons is 50,000 sq ft. and equipped with state-of-the art resources essential in preparing 21st century nursing graduates for the workforce. The Nursing Skills Lab has 14 diverse, low to high fidelity simulators. In addition, there are three (3) high fidelity simulation suites to assure student preparation across the lifespan — Adult Health Nursing, Maternal Newborn Nursing, and Pediatric Nursing.
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Why Nursing at HPU?
The projected need for future nurses has been well documented. In the recent Bureau of Labor Statistics Report (2018) 3,059,800 registered nurses are employed with a projected change in employment of 12% (as opposed to an average of 5% growth of all US occupations) within the next 10 years. Nursing is expected to add the most employment at a reported 371,500 for a total of 3,431,300.

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.
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Interdisciplinary Collaboration
Nursing students will have ample opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborations within the Congdon School of Health Sciences. Interdisciplinary collaboration is an essential component of the HPU nursing curriculum. There is actually a senior-level course dedicated to this!
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Dr. Racquel Ingram
Dr. Ingram is the founding chair of the Department of Nursing. She is an Amy V. Cockcroft Nurse Fellow in Nursing Leadership and brings 25 years of nursing experience, 23 years as a nurse educator with expertise in nursing curriculum and program development, and 19 years of nursing leadership. Ingram is a member of the North Carolina Board of Nursing serving as an RN Nurse Educator at the BSN and graduate degree levels, collaboratively participates in the regulation of nursing practice, policy implementation and chairs several Board committees. She is locally and internationally known for her research in health literacy. Her health literacy publications and presentations are geared toward enhancing awareness of health literacy deficits and how social determinates of health impact minority or disadvantaged populations. Dr. Ingram is a member of the National League of Nursing (NLN), the American Nurses Association (ANA), the North Carolina Nurses Association (NCNA) and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (STTI). She is also a manuscript reviewer for MEDSURG Nursing Journal.
Congdon School Of Health Sciences
Congdon School Of Health Sciences
High Point University’s Congdon School of Health Sciences has attracted master educators who are also
recognized both nationally and globally as expert clinicians and accomplished researchers.