Message from the Dean
The School of Nursing of North Carolina A&T State University has entered a new era of nursing leadership and it is my pleasure to serve as the School’s tenth Dean. We are very pleased to celebrate 60 years of nursing education this year. Our alumni provide quality care to local, state, national and global communities. Our graduates are leaders in professional organizations, health care agencies, colleges and universities, and they serve honorably in our armed forces. They have achieved many “firsts.” The School of Nursing has a rich legacy of excellence in education and leadership.
We are a dynamic community of learners and scholars. Our faculty generates and disseminates new nursing knowledge and translates knowledge into practice. As we strive to reach our strategic goals for Preeminence 2020, we have broadened the scope of our research in the areas of diabetes, obesity, and other health disparities, and added workforce quality. We are engaged in our community and work collaboratively with our partners to optimize the health and quality of life and reduce the occurrence of health disparities. Our unique capability to serve others is best done through academic-practice-community partnerships. The School will remain in the forefront of efforts to promote the health of local and global communities.
Changes in our nation’s health care system coupled with the nursing shortage require that we develop innovative, non-traditional, and accessible ways to provide nursing education. We offer a strong baccalaureate program with three entry options and are planning graduate and continuing education and academic health programs that meet the needs of a future global healthcare workforce.
As Dean of the School, my goal is to create a respectful and caring learning community where individuals flourish. Our students are taught in an environment that requires them to do their very best. We have a dynamic, positive work climate that encourages our faculty and staff to grow. As we continue to fulfill our mission in the future, we encourage our prospective and current students, faculty and staff, and our alumni to continue A&T’s tradition of excellence.
With warm regards,
Inez Tuck, RN, PhD, MBA
Dean and Professor