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Purpose of the College of Nursing

The College of Nursing is an academic unit of the Health Sciences Division of East Carolina University. It serves as a center of excellence for leadership in nursing, professional nursing education, research, service, and faculty practice within a multicultural, underserved, and rural region. It offers baccalaureate, a master of science, and doctoral degree programs. The baccalaureate and Master of Science program have special program options for registered nurses and postmaster's students.

The objectives of the College of Nursing are to:

  • Prepare well qualified entry level nurses, nurse educators, advanced practice nurses, nurse leaders, and nurse scientists.
  • Advance nursing science through engagement in research and clinical scholarship.
  • Engage in collaborative, interdisciplinary partnerships that improve the health care provided in rural underserved communities.


The purpose and objectives mentioned above are excerpted from the College of Nursing's current strategic plan.