Pirate Nurse Notes

From the Dean

Dr. Sylvia BrownDear Friends,
There are lots of great things happening in the College of Nursing as we continue to meet our commitment to maximize student success, serve the public and lead regional transformation. As you peruse this edition of Pirate Nurse Notes, you’ll see the ways in which we’re doing our part to meet the goals set forth in ECU’s strategic plan. Our online master’s program, ranked 34th nationally and 14th for veterans this year by U.S. World and News Report, is giving working nurses more ways to maximize their own success without leaving the workforce or relocating to our campus. We’re also thrilled to report that our pass rate on the national licensure exam continues to exceed state and national averages…. Read More

Featured Story

Dr. Donna Roberson

A LEADER IN HIV CARE Faculty member joins global AIDS organization board

An ECU College of Nursing faculty member will help to shape the research and treatment of HIV and AIDS worldwide over the next three years after being elected to the board of directors for nursing’s preeminent AIDS organization.

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Rubi Merino

Pirate Profile: Rubi Merino

This Pirate plans to break language barriers within nursing in eastern North Carolina

Terri Joyner

Nurse Administrator of the Year

College of Nursing alumna wins statewide award from School Nurse Association of NC

Dr. Sonya Hardin, and Dr. Donna Lake

CON gets two new FAANS

Two faculty members inducted as fellows in the American Academy of Nursing


Best in the Nation

College of Nursing receives top marks for online programs


Accolades and Accomplishments

A roundup of the latest awards, accomplishments and accolades earned by our faculty, staff, students and alumni.

Celebrating black history: Spotlight on the MSNA

Nursing instructor Wendy Bridgers speaks with nursing students and future nurses, MSNA president Johntaye Carter and MSNA vice president Jaleah Jones, about the Multicultural Student Nurses Association.

UnitedHealthcare gift boosts RIBN scholarships

A gift from UnitedHealthcare will help students, especially those in rural parts of the state, earn both an associate’s and a bachelor’s degree in nursing.

Hurricane Hero: Skipper wins Governor’s Award

At ECU, Dr. Michelle Skipper is a trusted faculty member, colleague and friend, but to many in the town of St. Paul’s, she is a hero.

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