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School of Nursing

112 Moore Building


Lynne G. Pearcey, Professor and Dean
Virginia B. Karb, Associate Professor and Associate Dean
Eileen M. Kohlenberg, A
ssociate Professor and Assistant Dean

The School of Nursing offers an undergraduate program leading to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. The first two years of study are in general education, basic sciences, humanities, and basic nursing. The majority of work in the junior and senior years is in nursing.

The School of Nursing also offers a Master of Science in Nursing degree to prepare persons for a leadership role in nursing education, administration, and clinical practice. This program has a strong research emphasis and is founded on specialization in clinical practice.


The program offered by the School of Nursing is approved by the North Carolina Board of Nursing. It is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC). For information, contact the NLNAC at 61 Broadway, New York, NY 10006, (212) 363-5555. The School of Nursing is an agency member of the National League for Nursing in the NLN Council of Baccalaureate and Higher Degree Programs.

The School of Nursing also was granted preliminary approval for accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036-1120, (202) 8877-6791.


The philosophy of the faculty at the School of Nursing is a statement of the beliefs and values they hold about the discipline and profession of nursing as well as nursing education. The conceptual framework and the goals of the undergraduate and graduate programs are built upon this philosophy.

Nursing is both a practice discipline and a profession. Comprising the discipline is a unique body of knowledge that is integral to nursing practice, nursing education, and nursing administration. The body of knowledge is continuously developed and refined as an outcome of scientific, historical, philosophical, and ethical inquiry and clinical evaluation. Nursing knowledge about health is generated through inquiry. Clinical evaluation advances nursing knowledge through the testing and validation of interventions that are used in nursing practice, nursing education, and nursing administration. The metaparadigm concepts of person, environment, health, and nursing form the foundation upon which inquiry and the profession are based.

Professional nurses use knowledge developed by the discipline to promote optimal health in people and to achieve professional goals. Nursing is an essential component of the health care delivery system and includes the promotion of wellness, the detection of alterations in health, and the provision of care for those with illness, disease, or dysfunctions. Professional nursing is characterized by inquiry, caring, and practice. Nurses are professionally, ethically, and legally accountable for the care they provide, and their practice includes independent and interdependent functions.

Professional nursing education is built upon a foundation of liberal arts, humanities, and the sciences, and it provides opportunities for learners to attain competencies required to practice professional nursing. Mature learners identify the need to know and assume responsibility for their own learning. Effective teachers establish an inviting learning environment that promotes collaboration among themselves and their learners for achievement of educational goals. Baccalaureate education prepares nurses to function as generalists, while education at the master's level prepares nurses as advanced practitioners in a speciality area.

 School of Nursing
Undergraduate Areas of Study



 Hours Required

 Areas of Study & AOS Codes


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 Nursing/RN to BSN
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 Nursing Outreach-Hickory
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Contact: University Registrar's Office
Registrar, UNCG, PO Box 26170, Greensboro, NC 27402-6170 (336) 334-5946

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