CHHS Mourns Death of Dr. Micah Scott

Micah Scott08/12/19 – The College of Health and Human Services is saddened by the death of Dr. Micah Scott, PhD, FNP-BC, who died Thursday, July 11, 2019 after a courageous battle with cancer.

She brought more than 30 years of nursing experience across specialties when she began in College of Health and Human Services’ School of Nursing as the family nurse practitioner program coordinator in August 2016. Her research interests included military and veterans care and families clinical simulation in nurse practitioner education.

After earning her RN license in 1981, Dr. Scott began her nursing career as a staff nurse in an adolescent unit at the Portsmouth Psychiatric Unit in Virginia before moving to Sentara Norfolk General where she worked in the emergency room and the coronary care unit.

Dr. Scott maintained clinical practice as a family nurse practitioner at several different locations including Eastern Virginia Medical School, Breast Care Specialists and Digestive and Liver Specialists. She transitioned into academia in 1998, when she began working as a nurse educator at Old Dominion University. In addition to her teaching responsibilities as an assistant professor, Dr. Scott served as the program director for the school’s family nurse practitioner program.

Dr. Scott earned her PhD in Nursing in 2009 from Hampton University, her Master’s in Science in Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner from Virginia Commonwealth University and her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Old Dominion University. 

The School of Nursing has created the Dr. Micah Scott Scholarship Award in her memory. Donations can be made by visiting giving.uncw.edu/scott.

A Celebration of Life for Dr. Micah Scott will be held on Sept. 9 from 4 - 5 p.m in the Madeline Suite. For those interested in being a part of the service, contact Kelly Laham at lahamk@uncw.edu or at 910.962.2386. Open to CHHS faculty and staff only.