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Current Students

Student Organizations

UNC Wilmington offers over 280 university sponsored student organizations, which range from academic to recreational with everything in between. Click here to explore nursing specific student organizations or visit the UNCW student organization page at for a full list.

International Study

International experience is integral to every educational experience no matter the program of study. The School of Nursing offers several international opportunities each semester to both nursing and clinical research students. Click here to find out more about Study Abroad.

Nursing Honor Society

UNCW School of Nursing is affiliated with Sigma Theta Tau, International, as the Nu Omega Chapter. Sigma Theta Tau is the world’s largest nursing honor society, with about 500 chapters in approximately 695 universities throughout 27 countries. It sponsors international research around the world and has more than 135,000 members. The Nu Omega Chapter at UNCW exists in order to promote nursing scholarship, leadership, creativity, and commitment to nursing. The chapter regularly sponsors meetings for its members and the entire nursing community in the region. Click here to visit Nu Omega's page to find out more information.

Student Awards

The intent of the Student Awards is to have worthy students recognized by the faculty and their peers. Awards are granted at the program level for each graduating class (both May and December) at the undergraduate and graduate level. Click here to learn more about the criteria for nominations.

Departmental Honors

This honors program is a special program for interested students who meet the university departmental honors criteria. The nursing Departmental Honors Program is a three semester sequence of seminar classes and activities (2 semester hours of NSG 499 each semester) beginning second semester junior year. Refer to details at the Honors College for more information.

Council & Committees

The School of Nursing affirms the belief in the process of shared governance with faculty, staff and students with each having a voice in policy making and program development. Therefore, student representation is expected on committees & councils within the School of Nursing.  Student representation is important as it allows student input regarding program and curriculum to be heard by faculty. Students are encouraged to share information and feedback through course evaluations and reflective activities in their course work. Opportunities and processes vary by program, and you are encouraged to reach out to your advisor if you are interested in being considered for such a role.