Notable individuals from nursing history.
- Helen J. Henley (1920-1948): World War II nurse from Greensboro, NC. 2LT.
- Mattie Donnell Hicks (1940s-1960s): World War II nurse and Korean War veteran.
- Geneva Collin Hunt (1907- ): Hunt was born in 1907 in Asheville. In 1929 she graduated from the St. Agnes Hospital School of Nursing. Later, she received a Rosenwald Scholarship to study hosptial administation at Johns Hopkins Hospital. From 1935 to 1948 she was Director of Nursing at L.Richardson Hosptial. In 1949 she becme a 1rst Lt in the US Army Nurse Corps at Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington, D.C and later was in supervisory positions in Norfolk, Philadelphia and Welfare Island, NY.
- Minella Dewey Shoffner Jones (1970s): Greensboro public health nurse. (An article about her career is available through archive.org: Greensboro Public Health Nurse Retires. (1970, June). Tar Heel Nurse, p.29.)
- Agnes Louise Kellam (1940s): Agnes Louise Kellam, a Knoxville General Hospital School of Nursing graduate (class of 1947), member of the WWII Cadet Nursing Corps, and retired Army Colonel was born in Guilford County. Her tenant-farmer parents were killed in a car wreck when Agnes was 7, and she was raised by an older sister. Agnes has fascinating stories about why she wanted to be a nurse, how the Cadet Corps was a golden opportunity, and all she saw in her military nursing career around the globe. She saved patients with tetanus and gas gangrene.
- Clara Jane Peck (1862-1926): First public health nurse in Greensboro.
- Ernestine Brown Small (1960s): First African American teaching faculty member at UNC Greensboro and first African American President of NCNA.
- May Greenfield Watson (1886-1958): World War I nurse from Kernersville, NC.