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Nursing students engage in applied learning exercises
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"The call to nurse is not only for the bedside care of the sick, but to help in seeking out the deep-lying basic cause of illness and misery, that in the future there may be less sickness to nurse and to cure." - Lillian Wald, 1915

School of Nursing

Welcome to the School of Nursing at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Since graduating our first nursing cohort in 1984, our school has continued to grow in size with over 2,100 alumni dedicating themselves to improving the health of communities across North Carolina and beyond. And while we are incredibly proud of this growth, our mission to prepare exceptional nurses for professional practice, and more recently, highly competent clinical researchers, has and always will remain the same.

We invite you to explore our site to learn more about the SON, our academic programs, our dedicated faculty, and see if a rewarding career in nursing is the right path for you. We truly hope you come soar in health with us! 

Upcoming Accreditation

The School of Nursing at University of North Carolina Wilmington will host a site visit by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) from September 19-21, 2018 as part of an accreditation review of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Masters of Science in Nursing, post-graduate FNP certificate, and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs. 

The accreditation process offers an opportunity for interested parties to submit written comments regarding the qualifications of nursing programs for accreditation.  Should you wish to submit comments regarding the nursing programs at the University of North Carolina Wilmington School of Nursing, please be advised that written comments should be sent to the CCNE by mail or email at the addresses below. 

Comments will be received until 21 days before the review, and therefore must be received by the CCNE by August 29, 2018.

Send comments to:
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Attn: Third-Party Comments
655 K St., NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001
Or email comments to:

Recent Highlights

Linda PughSON Welcomes New Interim Director

The SON is excited to welcome Linda Pugh as the 2018-2019 Interim Director of the School of Nursing. Pugh brings with her a wealth of experience, most recently as the SON DNP program coordinator. More...



SON Newsletter

In support of the School of Nursing vision statement, we hope to recognize excellence in education, practice and research of our faculty, staff and students. One means of communicating this recognition is through a School of Nursing newsletter, which is posted to the School of Nursing website four times during the academic year. We encourage all of our readers to submit to the newsletter editor items that describe noteworthy activities and achievements for upcoming editions. To see the latest SON happenings, click the photo below!

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