Pirate Nurse Notes: Spring 2020

From the Dean

Dr. Sylvia BrownDear Friends,
This spring is particularly special at the College of Nursing as we celebrate the “Year of the Nurse and Midwife” and prepare for our 60th anniversary in the fall.

For the 18th year in a row, Americans have rated the honesty and ethics of nurses highest among a list of professions in the annual Gallup poll. The World Health Organization designated 2020 as the “Year of the Nurse and Midwife,” in honor of the 200th birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale.

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Featured Story

Breaking Barriers
ECU Nursing faculty member was first female in a combat arms military occupational specialty

When Dr. Charleen McNeill was offered a chance to make history, and to pave the way for the female soldiers that would follow her, she didn’t hesitate. The position she was offered didn’t especially interest her, but the chance to make progress toward women’s equality in the military did.

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Celebrating the Journey

College hosts Black History Month celebration focused on overcoming fears

Most Diverse BSN Class

The collge celebrated its most diverse class of future nurses at the Lamp of Learning ceremony


Accolades and Accomplishments

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

From the Director of Development

It is easy to believe given the deserved admiration for ECU’s College of Nursing that giving back equals that “admiration,” but our 3% annual alumni giving rate ($5 or more) refutes that.

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Upcoming Events

Horns Interprofessional Educational Leadership Lecture”Closing the Gap: Enhancing quality and safety through interprofessionaleducation and interprofessional practice”Speaker: Dr. Meg Zomorodi10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. – East Carolina Heart Institute

Hall of Fame Ceremony6 p.m. – Hilton Greenville

Pirate Nurse 5K8:45 a.m. – Kids Fun Run Begins, 9 a.m. – 5K BeginsECU College of Nursing

Elaine Scott Lectureship – “Building a Resilient Culture”Speaker: Dr. Teresa Stephens11 a.m. – East Carolina Heart Institute