Claflin University Launches The Institute of Teaching and Nursing
Jun 27, 2022
Claflin University, South Carolina’s oldest HBCU and nationally-ranked institution, is advancing its status as a leading and cutting edge academic enterprise via its launch of The Institute of Teaching and Nursing (TITAN) on Tuesday, June 28, 2022. The ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. in Ministers’ Hall. TITAN is part of South Carolina’s Institutes of Innovation and Information, an initiative and vision inspired by Sen. John L. Scott, Jr., which focuses on revolutionizing and cultivating the state’s seven four-year Historically Black Colleges and Universities’ (HBCU) overall capabilities and contributions for the citizens and residents of the state.
“Claflin University is renowned for the rigor of its academic programs, and we are excited about the opportunities to showcase teaching and nursing, which are among the most critically needed helping professions locally, regionally, and nationally,” said Dr. Dwaun J. Warmack, president of Claflin University. Claflin University is the only HBCU in South Carolina that offers a bachelor’s and master’s degree in nursing.
Some of TITAN’s goals include introducing high school students to the concepts of the teaching and nursing professions, orienting them to college life, and facilitating exposure to quality observational and experiential internships in education and nursing. In partnership with the other six HBCU campuses, the integration of research on health disparities and the underrepresentation of teachers of color will also be among the topics addressed through TITAN.