Notable individuals from nursing history.
- Carla Cunningham (1962- ): Represents 106th District in the North Carolina House of Representatives. She is a Member of the American Nurses Association, North Carolina Nursing Association, and National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).
- Josephine Finch (1910s): WWI nurse from Wadesboro.
- Fanny Pecolia Leak (1924-2015): Nurse and community activist from Liliesville, NC.
- Edna Learner (1919-2015): WWII nurse from Wadesboro.