Greetings! I welcome you on behalf of the faculty, staff, and students of UNCG School of Nursing who carry forward a commitment to our focus on "The Future of Nursing is in Our Hands".
In the year ahead we will be taking actions consistent with the recommendations of the recent Institute of Medicine report on the future of nursing. We will embark on re-accreditation with the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. We will continue to develop plans for a Doctorate in Nursing Practice program. And, we will lay the groundwork for a major capital campaign.
We continue to offer exceptional programs at all levels: BSN, RN-BSN, masters and PhD, both on campus and outreach areas in Hickory, and anesthesia schools in Raleigh and Winston-Salem. Students have the opportunity for clinical experiences in over 500 agencies throughout the state of North Carolina. The School supports four nursing clinics for the elderly and/or disadvantaged as educational sites for students and made possible by strategic partnerships within the community.
Looking at the highlights over the past year, the first thing that comes to mind is "Wow! This has been a magnificent year!" I'm very proud that we were named a Center of Excellence by the National League of Nursing for the third consecutive term. We are one of only two schools in the entire nation with that distinction. Our Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing won the prestigious Chapter Key Award in recognition of its activities. In March, we were re-accredited by the National League of Nursing for eight more years. And our very active alumni association established its own endowed scholarship.
All of these accomplishments reinforce our standing as a top-notch institution. Even more than that, they are a testament to the excellence and commitment of our faculty, the talent of our students and the unflagging support of our pool of more than 7000 alumni and the many friends who:
Please take this opportunity to explore our website. If you have questions or need further information about the School, give me a call at 336-334-5016 or email me at email@example.com
Lynne G. Pearcey, PhD, RN