Historically Black Colleges and Universities Nursing Programs

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) offer so much more than a degree to those who attend these institutions of higher learning. Many graduates from schools such as Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, Alabama reveal that their reasons for choosing their HBCU and what they actually discovered about themselves and their culture had so much more meaning than the degree they earned. With so many choices of learning institutions today, here are some reasons to choose a nursing program at a Historically Black College or University:

See list of HBCU nursing programs.

Learn More About Diversity Within the Black Culture

Many HBCU graduates initially sought a Black college in order to be amongst a similar population. However, what many realized and learned to appreciate at their HBCU was a true sense of diversity within the Black community itself and that being African-American is not about one culture, it is about appreciating and celebrating the abundance of cultures within the Black population.

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Commemorate Historical Black Achievements

One student from North Carolina A&T in Greensboro, North Carolina stated that attending a HBCU was like "living Black History Month every day." From fellow students to professors, the accomplishments of African-Americans in U.S. history and world-wide are featured, studied, and emulated in daily conversations and coursework.

Celebrate Black Empowerment

Students at Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia are taught the power of self-empowerment as it relates to being Black in today's society. Having the ability and foresight to encourage and support one another to be bold and take risks in one's life and career is inspiring and energizing for students and graduates.

Obtain an Excellent Education

Many HBCUs offer nursing programs that are among the top-rated schools in the nation. For example, Fayetteville State University in Fayetteville, North Carolina is among the top HBCUs in the United States. Their nursing program is listed as having a 97% NCLEX-RN pass rate for first-time test takers, which is over 10% higher than the state average. In fact, the Spring 2018 graduates tout a 100% NCLEX-RN pass rate.

Prospective nursing students have many choices when considering accredited programs. Attending a HBCU can be an excellent choice for many students to gain unique and memorable college experience.

List of HBCU Nursing Programs by State

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Alabama

 SchoolContact Information
1
Bishop State Community College

Visit:

351 N Broad St
Mobile, AL 36603
(251) 405-7000
2
Gadsden State Community College

Visit:

1001 George Wallace Dr
Gadsden, AL 35903
(256) 549-8200
3
Lawson State Community College

Visit:

3060 Wilson Rd SW
Bessemer, AL 35221
(205) 925-2515
4
Oakwood University

Visit:

7000 Adventist Blvd NW
Huntsville, AL 35896
(256) 726-7000
5
Trenholm State Technical College

Visit:

1225 Air Base Blvd
Montgomery, AL 36108
(334) 420-4200
6
Tuskegee University

Visit:

1200 W Montgomery Rd
Tuskegee, AL 36088
(334) 727-8011

Arkansas

 SchoolContact Information
1
Philander Smith College

Visit:

900 W Daisy L Gatson Bates Dr
Little Rock, AR 72202
(501) 375-9845
2
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

Visit:

1200 University Dr
Pine Bluff, AR 71601
(870) 575-8000

Delaware

 SchoolContact Information
1
Delaware State University

Visit:

1200 N Dupont Hwy
Dover, DE 19901
(302) 857-6060

Florida

 SchoolContact Information
1
Bethune-Cookman University

Visit:

640 Dr Mary McLeod Bethune Blvd
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
(386) 481-2000
2
Edward Waters College

Visit:

1658 Kings Rd
Jacksonville, FL 32209
(904) 470-8000
3
Florida A&M University

Visit:

1601 S Martin Luther King Jr Blvd,
Tallahassee, FL 32307
(850) 599-3000
4
Florida Memorial University

Visit:

15800 NW 42nd Ave
Miami Gardens, FL 33054
(305) 626-3600

Georgia

 SchoolContact Information
1
Albany State University

Visit:

504 College Dr
Albany, GA 31705
(229) 500-2000
2
Clark Atlanta University

Visit:

223 James P Brawley Dr SW
Atlanta, GA 30314
(404) 880-8000
3
Fort Valley State University

Visit:

1005 State University Dr
Fort Valley, GA 31030
(478) 827-3878

Kentucky

 SchoolContact Information
1
Kentucky State University

Visit:

400 E Main St
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 597-6000
2
Simmons College

Visit:

1018 S 7th St
Louisville, KY 40203
(502) 776-1443

Louisiana

 SchoolContact Information
1
Dillard University

Visit:

2601 Gentilly Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70122
(504) 283-8822
2
Grambling State University

Visit:

403 Main St
Grambling, LA 71245
(318) 247-3811
3
Southern University and A&M College

Visit:

801 Harding Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70807
(225) 771-4500

Maryland

 SchoolContact Information
1
Bowie State University

Visit:

14000 Jericho Park Rd
Bowie, MD 20715
(301) 860-4000
2
Coppin State University

Visit:

2500 W North Ave
Baltimore, MD 21216
(410) 951-3000
3
Morgan State University

Visit:

1700 E Cold Spring Ln
Baltimore, MD 21251
(443) 885-3333

Mississippi

 SchoolContact Information
1
Alcorn State University

Visit:

1000 Asu Dr
Lorman, MS 39096
(601) 877-6100
2
Coahoma Community College

Visit:

3240 Friars Point Rd
Coahoma County, MS 38614
(662) 627-2571
3
Hinds Community College at Utica

Visit:

34175 MS-18
Utica, MS 39175
(601) 885-6062

Missouri

 SchoolContact Information
1
Lincoln University of Missouri

Visit:

820 Chestnut Street
Jefferson City, MO 65101
(573) 681-5000

North Carolina

 SchoolContact Information
1
Elizabeth City State University

Visit:

1704 Weeksville Rd
Elizabeth City, NC 27909
(252) 335-3400
2
Fayetteville State University

Visit:

1200 Murchison Rd
Fayetteville, NC 28301
(910) 672-1111
3
North Carolina Central University

Visit:

1801 Fayetteville Street
Durham, NC 27707
(919) 530-6100
4
Winston-Salem State University

Visit:

601 S Martin Luther King Jr Dr
Winston-Salem, NC 27110
(336) 750-2000

Pennsylvania

 SchoolContact Information
1
Cheyney University of Pennsylvania

Visit:

1837 University Cir
Cheyney, PA 19319
(610) 399-2000
2
Lincoln University

Visit:

1570 Baltimore Pike
Chester County, PA 19352
(484) 365-8000

South Carolina

 SchoolContact Information
1
Claflin University

Visit:

400 Magnolia St
Orangeburg, SC 29115
(800) 922-1276
2
Denmark Technical College

Visit:

1126 Soloman Blatt Blvd
Denmark, SC 29042
(803) 793-5176

Tennessee

 SchoolContact Information
1
American Baptist College

Visit:

1800 Baptist World Center Dr
Nashville, TN 37207
(615) 256-1463
2
LeMoyne-Owen College

Visit:

807 Walker Ave
Memphis, TN 38126
(901) 435-1500
3
Tennessee State University

Visit:

3500 John A Merritt Blvd
Nashville, TN 37209
(615) 963-5000

Texas

 SchoolContact Information
1
Prairie View A&M University

Visit:

100 University Dr
Prairie View, TX 77446
(936) 261-3311

Virginia

 SchoolContact Information
1
Hampton University

Visit:

100 E Queen St
Hampton, VA 23669
(757) 727-5000
2
Norfolk State University

Visit:

700 Park Ave
Norfolk, VA 23504
(757) 823-8600
3
Virginia State University

Visit:

1 Hayden St
Petersburg, VA 23806
(804) 524-5000

Washington, DC

 SchoolContact Information
1
Howard University

Visit:

2400 Sixth St NW,
Washington, DC 20059
(202) 806-6100
2
University of the District of Columbia

Visit:

4200 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
(202) 274-5000

West Virginia

 SchoolContact Information
1
Bluefield State College

Visit:

219 Rock St, Bluefield, WV 24701
Bluefield, WV 24701
(304) 327-4000
2
University of the Virgin Islands

Visit:

Charlotte Amalie West
St. Croix & St. Thomas, WV 00802
(202) 274-5000

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