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Dr. Gina S. Brown
Dean of the College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences
The College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences (CNAHS) at Howard University is dedicated to educating healthcare professionals as well as developing future leaders who will impact the delivery of quality healthcare globally. The College offers nationally recognized, accredited programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels to a diverse student population from across the nation and from around the world.
The Division of Nursing offers the Baccalaureate and Master's degrees in Nursing, and a Post-Master's Certificate in Nursing (Family Nurse Practitioner).
The Division of Allied Health Sciences offers the Baccalaureate degree in Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Dietetics, Physician Assistant, Radiation Therapy and Health Sciences and Management; the Master's Degree in Occupational Therapy; The Doctor of Physical Therapy; and the Master's and Doctoral degrees in Nutritional Sciences in conjunction with Howard University's Graduate School.
The mission of the College is to provide an exemplary educational opportunity to motivated and high achieving students. It is supported by a team of talented faculty committed to interdisciplinary teaching, research and service. The faculty, staff and administration of the College are always available to provide assistance, advice, program information and academic support to current and prospective students.
We are delighted that you are considering the College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences as the place to pursue your education. We hope you will join us; and, with our distinguished alumni, continue the College’s contribution to society and to Howard University’s legacy of leadership for the Nation and the entire global community.
Gina S. Brown, PhD, MSA, RN
Chief Servant and Dean, College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences
Dr. Patricia Y. Talbert
Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Administration
We are proud of our undergraduate and graduate nursing programs and our nine dynamic, separately accredited health care professions housed within the College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences. In 1969, the Division of Nursing was established with a program of studies leading to the bachelor’s degree in nursing. In 1980, the Master of Science Degree in Nursing was initiated, and recently, a post-master's program was added to include a Certificate Family Nurse Practitioner (CFNP). The Division of Allied Health Sciences was established by the Howard University Board of Trustees on July 1, 1974, thus granting the approval to create multiple major Health Science programs to include Clinical Laboratory Science, Health Sciences and Management, Nutritional Sciences, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, and Radiation Therapy; and our graduate degree programs offered include Nutritional Science, Occupational Therapy, and Physical Therapy.
The College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences offers rigorous, highly competitive, culturally, community-oriented, research-based programs. Our graduates are prepared to work with both traditional and underserved populations in local, national, and international communities. Prospective students will adopt professional qualities that will help prepare them to serve individuals in need and work to ameliorate those conditions responsible for ill health and disease. Prospective students will also cultivate new knowledge and skills that will equip them to deal with real-world professional situations.
It is an exciting time to explore a degree in nursing and allied health sciences and enter into a professional field that is enriching, rewarding, and self-fulfilling. We look forward to your application to be a part of the College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences family. We are delighted that you are interested in learning from our astute faculty and staff who will share their expertise and offer you an exemplary education. We are committed to offering our students the best pedagogical experience.
I invite you to explore our website to learn more about our academic programs, review resources, and learn more about our College.
Patricia Y. B. Talbert, PhD, MPH, MS, CPHA, CHES, cPHN
Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Administration
Dr. Thomas V. Fungwe
Associate Dean for Research, Institutional Assessment and Operations
It has been exciting since I stepped into this leadership role as the Associate Dean for Research, Institutional Assessment and Operations. I believe the Office of Research, Institutional assessment and Operations is prototypical in the College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences mission, to provide an exemplary educational opportunity to motivated, and high achieving students, is supported by a team of talented faculty committed to interdisciplinary teaching, research and service. To support this mission, we must work as a team with determination to provide a strong research infrastructure that is designed to increase research grants and contracts, scholarships and gifts that advance our mission, while also raising our potential for a collective impact at the local, state, national, and international levels.
It is with this goal in mind that I join the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Administration to support the Dean of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences to build an infrastructure that will ensure all our academic and clinical programs remain strong with full accreditation. This support includes, but is not limited to, creating faculty research development initiatives, developing research promoting policies, including interdisciplinary research and procedures, creating sustainable community partnerships, identifying relevant funding opportunities, providing first-rate proposal development and submission services, providing reliable grants management and compliance guidance to all researchers within the college, and creatively disseminating our scholarship to a wide range of stakeholders. It is my goal that as I work diligently to increase the capacity of our College, I look forward to contributing to a research and assessment culture that will leverage innovation in science to make an impact and sustainable difference in reducing health disparities in the communities we serve.
Prospective students visiting our website, and who would want to know what research is carried out by our faculty, please explore the website for each of our programs and departments: Nursing, Clinical Laboratory Science, Health Sciences and Management, Nutritional Sciences, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, and Radiation Therapy. We look forward to seeing you and working with you in the future.
Thomas V. Fungwe Ph.D., CFS
Associate Dean, Research, Institutional Assessment and Operations