N.C. A&T School of Nursing Ranks Among Top HBCU Programs for 2020

EAST GREENSBORO, N.C. (Sept. 13, 2019) – North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University’s School of Nursing is ranked among the best historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) nursing programs for 2020, according to Nursing School Hub.

North Carolina A&T State University’s School of Nursing, ranked No. 5 on the Nursing School Hub’s list, offers B.S. programs accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. Students can pursue their B.S.N. through three entry options: traditional, accelerated second degree and registered nurse completion.

“N.C. A&T’s nursing programs are unique in that they offer flexible class schedules and an option for students who have already received a degree in another field,” Nursing School Hub editors said. “This makes N.C. A&T one of the best HBCU nursing colleges for people who are already in the workforce, who may not find this sort of flexibility at other HBCUs with nursing programs.”

“It is an exciting time to be in nursing,” said Dr. Terry Ward, director and associate professor of the School of Nursing and associate dean for the College of Health and Human Sciences. “The nurse of the future needs to be prepared with the capability to evaluate and synthesize additional information, the capability to adapt to an ever-changing environment, and the willingness to continue education as knowledge expands and health care delivery systems progress.”

Nursing School Hub compiles its ranking based on “factors that have a real practical impact on career opportunity and return on investment: reputation, student satisfaction, cost and salary potential.”

N.C. A&T is the highest ranked institution in North Carolina represented in the list, which includes Winston-Salem State University’s School of Health Sciences and North Carolina Central University’s Department of Nursing.

“In 1953, the School of Nursing at North Carolina A&T State University began a long history of preparing Aggie nurse leaders,” Ward said. “Sixty-five years later we continue our mission to provide an environment of academic excellence in which to educate and prepare students to become professional nurses committed to lifelong learning, scholarly inquiry civility and service which will enhance the health and wellness of diverse communities.”

For its 2020 list, Nursing School Hub used data drawn from sources like the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, College Scorecard, Niche, and U.S. News & World Report, which recently recognized N.C. A&T as the nation’s No. 1 public HBCU.