School of Nursing

About Us

McNeill Hall At the school of Nursing you will find many exciting opportunities to enter the dynamic profession of nursing or to begin a career in clinical research. The School of Nursing has been in existence since the early 1960's and offers both baccalaureate and master's degrees in nursing and clinical research. In July 2010 the School of Nursing moved into the newly constructed McNeill Hall. The learning facilities in the new building are state of the art in terms of educational technology, patient simulation and distance education.

Mission Statement

The mission of the UNCW School of Nursing is to educate nursing and clinical research professionals through excellence in teaching, scholarship, service, and community engagement. Emphasis is placed on educating individuals to improve health outcomes and quality of life in diverse populations.

Vision Statement

The UNCW School of Nursing will be recognized as a center of excellence in education, practice, and research that prepares professionals to shape a dynamic healthcare environment and to serve a diverse community.

Program Accreditation

The School of Nursing baccalaureate and masters programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) (external link), One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791. The pre-licensure program is approved by the North Carolina Board of Nursing.

SON Faculty and Students

The School of Nursing is a community of professional educators and practitioners dedicated to the preparation of students who have the knowledge, skills and dispositions to work with and care for patients across the lifespan on the healthcare continuum. The School's focus is in the research, teaching and integration of adult, family, and community health issues into the body of knowledge that prepares undergraduate and graduate students for the health care workforce. Faculty value the integration of current theory, research, innovative teaching and learning strategies and professional expertise from multiple disciplines and perspectives both within and outside the College of Health and Human Services. Such integration both informs the practice of new graduates and assists all graduates to reach their potential.

The School provides opportunities for students to develop as leaders in the practice disciplines of nursing or clinical research. Graduates are prepared to advocate for diverse patients and families regionally, nationally and globally.

The School plans, develops, implements and coordinates state-of-the-art learning technology to support all programs and to collaborate with community partners. The School supports the programs in nursing and in clinical research as they impact the health of family and communities. The clinical research programs prepare graduates to enter the fields of biopharmaceutical research and product development.

Office of Administration

Office of the Director

Laurie Badzek, LLM, JD, MS, RN, FAAN, Director

Office: McNeill Hall 3024

Phone: (910) 962-7410

Fax: (910) 962-3723