The Division of Nursing was established in 1969 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 Certificate Family Nurse Practitioner Program was added.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Division of Nursing is to provide quality undergraduate and graduate nursing education within an urban setting that prepares students for nursing practice as a generalist or advanced practice nurse within diverse local, national and international health care settings. The faculty places an emphasis on the education of individuals from under-represented groups. The faculty promotes the development of students for leadership in the practice of nursing in service, education, and research within a global community. The faculty engages in leadership roles in the practice of nursing in service, education, and research.

Vision Statement

The Division of Nursing will be a unique nationally and internationally recognized center of excellence in education for preparing underrepresented students for leadership in service, research, education and public policy.

Goals of the Division of Nursing

1.     Offer baccalaureate nursing education and support services through a variety of pathways based on sound nursing theory and a balanced foundation in the sciences and liberal arts preparing graduates to provide evidence-based care for culturally diverse groups in entry-level professional nursing positions. 

 

2.     Offer master's and post-master's education programs in nursing and support services through a variety of pathways based on sound nursing theory and a balanced foundation in the sciences and liberal arts preparing graduates to provide advanced practice and leadership roles in evidence- based care for culturally diverse groups. 

 

3.     Support efforts to engage in research of a disciplinary or interdisciplinary nature that gives special emphasis to reducing health disparities locally, nationally, and globally. 

 

4.     Strengthen efforts to increase private support for academic programs and services.

 

5. Foster participation in community service that addresses a variety of professional and health-related needs within a broad sociocultural and geopolitical environment.

Accreditation

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Programs at Howard University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, 202-887-6791. Effective December 2018, the District of Columbia Board of Nursing continued Full approval to the BSN program.The MSN program has Conditional approval status by the District of Columbia Board of Nursing, 899 North Capitol St. NE, Washington, D.C. 20002.

Financial Aid Resources

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