Bachelor of Science Programs

Name

Location

Race at opening

AA= African American

W=White

Years in

Operation

Selected archives and resources

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill

White

(W)

Established in 1950, admitted the first class in 1951

present

UNC - CH was the first publicly supported BSN program in NC.  It was established in 1950 and the first class of 27 white, female students entered in 1951.  They graduated in 1955.

50 year timeline of the UNC CH SON

"Back Then" an article in the UNC Nursing alumni magazine about the early days at UNC- CH SON.

Information about the school can be found at: UNC Health Sciences Library Collections  and the
Southern Collection  at Wilson Library on the
campus

Fitzgerald, G.L. (1991)  The School of Nursing at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and the pioneers who built it. Raleigh, N.C. 
Greenhill, E.D. (1965).  A history of the Department of Public Health Nursing, UNC 1941-1950 - Master's thesis found at UNC Chapel Hill Health Sciences Library.

Article about Dr. Ed Halloran  from Minority Nurse, Summer 2013

 See Ms. Audrey Booth and Mrs. Margaret Dolan in the biographies section of this website.

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical University (NC A&T)

Greensboro

African American (AA)

1953 -present

Archival records found in the NC A&T Library and School of Nursing

Brief history of the school. 

Oral history with graduate Elnora Daniel

Newspaper article about the first Director, Mrs. Willetta S. Jones, RN, BSN

See Dr. Ora L. Strickland and Clara Adams-Ender in the biography section of this website.

Duke University

*Duke started a Diploma program in 1930.There was a program for students to earn an RN and BS degree in 5 years.  The BSN degree program began in 1953.

 

Durham

W

1953-

Present

Duke University, Durham, N.C. The First Twenty Years: A History of the Duke University Schools of Medicine, Nursing and Health Services, and Duke Hospital, 1930-1950. Durham: Duke University Press, 1952.

Archival records kept at the Duke University Medical Center Archives and in Special Collections at the Duke University Library

Biographical information about nurses who are significant in the history of Duke University School of Nursing

Pollitt, P.A. and Reesman, K.S. (2011). Back to the Beginning: The PA and NP professions each got a nudge from an MSN program at Duke. Advance for NPs and PAs. November 2011 p 37-39

School of Nursing Records

The Thinking Nurse a DVD about the history of Duke U School of Nursing

Photographs of Duke University School of Nursing students.


See Ms. Thelma Ingles and Dr. Ruby Wilson in the biographies section of this website.

Winston Salem State University (WSSU)

Winston Salem

AA

1953-

present

Photographs of WSSU nursing students

Historic information about WSSU SON from "Digital Forsyth"

East Carolina University (ECU)

Greenville

W

1960-

Present

Historic information about the ECU College of Nursing Archives and records in Laupus Library on the ECU Campus

Midwidery Being Taught, Practiced Here (newspaper article PDF)

Lenoir-Ryhne University (LRU)

Hickory

W

1960-

present

Historic information about the Department of Nursing at LRU

North Carolina Central University (NCCU)

 

Durham

AA

1961-

present

Historic information about the School of Nursing at NCCU.

 *NCCU offered a 1 year degree in Public Health Nursing for Diploma graduates from 1948 - 1961.

* NCCU started the first RN to BSN program in North Carolina in 1961.

Garner-Webb University

Boiling Springs !965-presentHistoric information about the nursing program at Garner Webb University.

Toney, S.P. (2009) - Garner Webb University School of Nursing: History and heritage. Westmoreland: Shelby, NC.

University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNC-C)

Charlotte

 n/a

1965-

present

Historic information about the School of Nursing at UNC-C

School of nursing archival materials are located in the UNC-C Library

 University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNC-G)

 

 

Greensboro

 

 n/a

1966-

present

Biographical information about the first Dean, Dr. Eloise "Patty" Lewis 

Historic information about the nursing program is found on pages 5-7 of the student handbook.

 *UNC-G opened the first Associate Degree in Nursing program in North Carolina in1957.

Information about the ADN program at UNC-G

See Dr. Eloise  Patty Lewis in the biography section of this website.

Western Carolina

University (WCU)

Cullowee

n/a

1969-present

Historic information about nursing at WCU

Archival materials related to the School of Nursing at WCU are found in the Hunter Library on the campus of WCU

University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNC-W)

Wilmington

n/a

1985-present

Historic information about the School of Nursing at UNC-W.

Finding aid to archival material about the School of Nursing found in the UNC-W Library.

University of North Carolina at  Pembroke (UNC-P)

Pembroke

n/a

2004-present

Historic information about the UNC-P nursing program.

Barton College

Wilson

n/a

-present

 

Pfeiffer University

Misenheimer

n/a/

2009- present

Information about the Pfeiffer University department of nursing program.

Methodist University

Fayetteville

n/a

-

present

 

Presbyterian School of Nursing at Queens University

Charlotte

n/a

2004-

present

Greenwood, J.T. (1991) Presbyterian Hospital: The spirit of caring 1903-1985. Charlotte: Presbyterian Hospital

Historic information about Presbyterian Hospital.

Information about the Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association.

Fayetteville State University (FSU)

Fayetteville

n/a

2005 –present

FSU Nursing Department Website

 

Appalachian StateUniversity (ASU)

Boone

n/a

2006 - present (RN to BSN)

2010-present

(Prelicensure)

ASUNursing Department website