Notable individuals from nursing history.
- Elizabeth Corriher (1870s): Presbyterian missionary nurse to China from 1908-1927. She was born in Rowan County. (Brief biographical sketch of Corriher can be found on Presbyterian Heritage Center website.)
- Delaine Tabor Fleming (1925-2015): Fleming was the first African American head nurse in the operating room at Rowan Memorial Hospital, and served several years at VA hospitals throughout North Carolina.
- Edna Heinzerling (1888-1977): Nursing administrator and Director of the Baptist Hospital School of Nursing.