Alex Sargsyan

Alex Sargsyan, RN, DNP, ANP-BC

School of Nursing
Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Nursing Program

Office Phone: 828-654-6524
Office Location: Biltmore Park, Office 321

Professor Alex Sargsyan


Dr. Alex Sargsyan earned his Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from Duke University, Durham, NC. During his doctorate studies at Duke University School of Nursing he has developed critical skills needed to translate evidence-based principles into nursing practice and education, to improve systems of care, and to measure outcomes of groups of patients, populations, and communities.

He completed his Master of Science in Nursing studies at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, Nashville, TN. In his master's program he has received specialization in cardiovascular disorders. After the completion of the program he was certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as an Adult Nurse Practitioner. He has full practicing and prescribing privileges in the State of North Carolina.

Dr. Sargsyan is a graduate of Western Carolina University School of Nursing where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree (summa cum laude).

Dr. Sargsyan received his Master of Science in Chemistry degree from Yerevan State University, Republic of Armenia. After moving to North Carolina he earned Associate of Science in Nursing degree from Blue Ridge Community College, Flat Rock, NC.


Dr. Sargsyan has diverse work experience in Adult Health, Cardiac Care, Orthopedics, Gastroenterology, and Healthcare Information Technology. In addition to his duties of Assistant Professor at WCU School of Nursing, he currently works as a Nurse Practitioner at Transylvania Volunteers in Medicine Clinic providing care for the uninsured.

Dr. Sargsyan is a Grant Reviewer from Health Resources and Services Administration in Washington, DC. The Health Resources and Services Administration is the primary Federal agency for improving access to health care services for people who are uninsured, isolated or medically vulnerable.

His research interests include health promotion, professional continuing education, care for disadvantaged populations, health policy, managed care, undergraduate nursing education and quantitative methods applications in nursing research.

He is a member of both the North Carolina Nurses Association and the American Nurses Association and is also a member of the Council of Nurse Practitioners and the APRN Commission in North Carolina.   


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