Bachelor of Science Programs
Race at opening
AA= African American
Selected archives and resources
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Established in 1950, admitted the first class in 1951
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
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.
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)
African American (AA)
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 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.
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
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)
History of the WSSU nursing program.
Historic information about WSSU SON from "Digital Forsyth"
Dr. Sadie Webster one of the first graduates of WSSU who served on the faculty for 30+ years. See page 11.
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)
Historic information about the Department of Nursing at LRU
North Carolina Central University (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.
|Boiling Springs||!965-present||Historic 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)
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)
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.
See Dr. Eloise Patty Lewis in the biography section of this website.
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)
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)
Historic information about the UNC-P nursing program.
Information about the Pfeiffer University department of nursing program.
Presbyterian School of Nursing at Queens University
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)
Appalachian StateUniversity (ASU)
2006 - present (RN to BSN)