UNC School of Nursing

The prestigious UNC school of Nursing was established in the year of 1950 and is located at UNC-Chapel Hill, North Carolina. This school is counted in the reputed list of the nationally recognized nursing schools in the United States of America. The well-known UNC school of Nursing has 2 main aims, one is education, second is research and the third one is practice. It offers numerous programs in the field of nursing, which can be summed up as:


A master’s of science in nursing program (MSN)

A bachelor of science in nursing program (BSN)

Pre- or post-doctoral fellowships

Doctoral program (PhD)

Post-master’s program

RN-BSN and RN-MSN options

Apart from offering such enhanced courses in the field of Nursing, UNC school of nursing was also offer First master’s degree in the year of 1955; in the year of 1950, it offered the First four-year baccalaureate nursing degree and in the year of 1964, 1970 and 1989, it was the first to kick start continuing education for nurses, first nurse practitioner program and First school in North Carolina to offer a Ph.D. in nursing respectively.

UNC School of Nursing was never behind in accomplishments. Since, the school was established; it has been achieving number of accomplishments, which includes:

In accordance with the World report and U.S. News- the graduates programs positions in the top 10.

In agreement with the article that was published in Nurse Educator Magazine in the year of 1955 by the nursing students and the deans, there UNC School of Nursing was on the 9th rank amongst the school providing undergraduate nursing programs.

It has surpassed the average score on the NCLEX also known as National Council Licensure Examination. The score was 98 % in 2008.

The UNC School of nursing was on the 4th rank nationwide on the basis of nursing research funds from National Institutes of Health.

The prestigious UNC School of Nursing has received its accreditation from several organizations, such as CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education), Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, ANCC (American Nurses Credentialing Center) and North Carolina Board of Nursing.

Contact Details

Kristen M. Swanson, RN, PhD, FAAN

Dean & Alumni Distinguished Professor
Address: Carrington Hall, CB 7460
Chapel Hill, N.C. 27599-7460

Fax: 919-966-1280
Phone: 919-966-3731

Email address: kswanson@email.unc.edu

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