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Winston Salem State University

School of Health Sciences, Nursing, Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy

H-NIP Focus Nursing
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Population – Winston Salem (City): 238,474 *
PopulationNorth Carolina (State): 10,035,186 **
Number of HIV Doctors: 53 ****
Number of Students Trained to Date: Nursing - 83

Founded in 1892, Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) has distinguished itself as a historically black constituent institution of the University of North Carolina. It offers a rich curriculum rooted in a high-quality, liberal education.

The WSSU School of Health Sciences, which includes the division of nursing, is an ethnically diverse school with more than 1500 students enrolled in a variety of undergraduate and graduate nursing and allied health disciplines. Signature programs include Masters’ of Science in occupational therapy, clinical doctoral degrees in nursing and physical therapy, and bridges to the PhD in nursing with Duke University.

The Division of Nursing is a national premier nursing school based on excellence in education, research, and public service, as well as diversity in student population and program offerings. As a leader in nursing education, the WSSU Division of Nursing is committed to providing diverse populations a transformative educational experience rooted in the HBCU traditions. The Division of Nursing provides excellent, accessible, and responsive programs at the baccalaureate, masters and doctoral levels.

Learn More About the HIV/AIDS Situation in North Carolina (State-Wide) and Winston-Salem (Local)

Location HIV Prevalence AIDS Prevalence
NC 29,814*** 25,070***
Winston-Salem NA NA

**** for reference, link accessed 01/14/2019; link no longer active

Contact Name
Daphne K. Sharpe, DNP, LNC, FNP-BC
Assistant Professor

Contact Information
T: 336-750-2570
F: 336-750-2568