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Dr. Darlene Street (left) and Dr. Terry Penn Ward (right) walk with Dr. Richard Cowling, director of the PhD in Nursing program. Street and Penn Ward have both completed the PhD Program and were members of the very first class admitted by UNCG.
The PhD in Nursing program continues its success as director Dr. Richard Cowling is inducted into national association
In November 2010, Dr. Richard Cowling, director of the PhD in Nursing program, was inducted as a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing. Cowling has been with the PhD program since its inception in 2005. While he has directed the program, the university has admitted 50 students and graduated 17 thus far. Though the standard for most nursing PhD programs, according to national norms, is to graduate about 60 percent, UNCG's graduation rate is 83 percent.
UNCG's program is also strong in its diversity. Twenty-three percent of PhD in Nursing graduates represent students who are minorities by either ethnicity and/or gender, and all are employed in medically underserved areas. Next fall, UNCG will welcome its first international student to the program.