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HPU's Legacy of Health Care Education
HPU's Legacy of Health Care Education
HPU’s health care programs offer innovative technologies and teaching methods. These programs have seen great success, achieved academic prestige and produced graduates who are filling crucial health care positions.

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.

Admission Requirements       Course Requirements

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.
About the Founding Director
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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.
HPU Nursing has established agreements for clinical practicum experiences with leading healthcare organizations within the Piedmont Triad area
Million Investment in Health Care Programs & Science Facilities
Square Feet of Innovative Health Care and Science Technology
Average RN Salary U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics
Explore Nursing at High Point University
Best Nursing Program in North Carolina High Point Unviersity
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.
How to become a nurse at High Point University
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!
Course Requirements
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