Advancing health for all

UNC School of Nursing

The School of Nursing is nationally recognized as one of the premier nursing schools in the country, with a mission of excellence in nursing education, research and practice.

The school is creating, conducting and disseminating cutting-edge research and using its expertise and service for the betterment of individuals, communities, health care systems and the nursing profession.

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As Carolina celebrates its 225th anniversary this year, we’ll spotlight the ways the University is preparing our students to thrive in a dynamic society and how it is opening the doors for great minds to make transformative discoveries. Throughout the year, we’ll profile academic units, hear from deans and learn about programs that set Carolina apart from other universities.

225 Years.

At Carolina Nursing, we develop exceptional nurse leaders who advance health care to improve lives. We drive the state of nursing science, and translate our discoveries into better practice and systems of care.

Nilda Peragallo Montano, dean and professor

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Nilda (Nena) Peragallo Montano

By the numbers

School of Nursing

  • 97%NCLEX first-try pass rate
  • 394students in graduate programs
  • 4thamong U.S. schools of nursing by the American Health Council in 2017
  • 284undergraduate nursing students
  • 54students traveled globally for spring break service trips
  • 6thin world according to ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects
  • 14thin the 2018 QS Top Universities World Ranking of Colleges of Nursing

Serving the globe

  • There’s an app for that

    With a $2.58 million grant from the National Institute for Nursing Research, associate professor Lixin Song is studying the efficacy of a couples-focused, tailored, symptom self-management mobile health intervention for prostate cancer patients and their partners.

  • Like mother, like child

    Nurse scientist Linda Beeber has spent the past two decades developing mental health interventions that treat both the mother and the child as a unit to help single moms, immigrants and those in low-socioeconomic situations struggling with depression.

  • Helping patients and their caregivers transition to care at home

    Assistant professor Mark Toles and his colleagues have developed Connect-Home — a group of innovative tools and strategies to support older adults and their caregivers during transitions from the nursing home to home.