Evelyn Hoover

Associate Professor

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
College of Health & Human Sciences

School of Nursing

Noble Hall 215
Ph.D.Nursing / Binghamton University
M.S.Nursing / University of Maryland, Baltimore
OtherNursing / University of Maryland, Baltimore
OtherNursing / Helene Fuld School of Nursing of Provident Hospital, Inc.


When persons read or hear health information and cannot make heads or tails of it, that’s health illiteracy. My goal is to study ways to identify this type of illiteracy and use a model that will help both the health care provider and the health care consumer to bridge the gap in comprehension. I am Dr. Evelyn L. Hoover, registered nurse with over 40 years of nursing and nursing education experience. I became a nurse after earning a diploma from Helene Fuld School of Nursing, Baltimore, MD. Earned BSN and MSN with focus on community/public health from University of Maryland-Baltimore and doctorate in philosophy from Binghamton University, NY.

Research Interests

Health Literacy Diabetes Education, Prevention and Management Nursing Education

Recent Publications

  • Lori Harvins, Evelyn Hoover, Lisa Lewis (2020). (A Faith-based Intervention to Improve the Management of Hypertension Among African Americans). 37, Journal of Christian Nursing.
  • Pandora Goode, Evelyn Hoover (2018). (Early Recognition of Chronic Kidney Disease in Patients with Diabetes). In Natasha Devan, Journal of Kidney Care.
  • Deborah Lekan, Evelyn Hoover, Sarah Abrams (2018). (Perspectives of Frailty among African American Men and Women). In Mona Shattell , pp. 56. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services.
  • Evelyn Hoover, Carolyn Pierce, Gail Spencer, Mary Britten, Martha Neff-Smith, Gary James, Sarah Gueldner (2012). (Relationships among functional health literacy, asthma knowledge and the abilty to care for asthmatic children in rural dwelling parents.). In Pamela Stewart-Fahs, (2) 12, Online Journal of Rural Nursing and Health Care.
  • Evelyn Parsons (2003). (Johns Hopkins Pediatrics at Home: Asthma Critical Pathway). 15, Home Health Care Management & Practice.