Top RN Schools
1. The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
The American Health Council, a select group of the nation’s top health care professionals, has called the UNC School of Nursing one of the best in the nation. Whether your interests are in practice or in research, this school can prepare you to be a fearless advocate on behalf of people in need. The school is proud of the diversity of its student body and is committed to valuing cultural differences in populations it will serve someday. Carolina Nursing was one of the first academic centers in the U.S. to pursue nursing research as a field of study; current projects include investigations into maternal/newborn nursing care, health literacy and health disparities in minority populations.
2. East Carolina University, Greenville
If you believe that health care professionals should work together as part of the same team, then you may be interested in what the ECU College of Nursing has to offer. As part of ECU's Health Sciences Division, students at the College of Nursing share a health sciences campus with ECU students studying medicine, dentistry and allied health sciences. The college was recognized in 2007 by the National League for Nursing as a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education.
3. Duke University, Durham
Duke University's School of Nursing is one of the best in the nation, according to U.S. News and World Report. The school is unique in that it is the only institution in the country to have been awarded three Center of Excellence designations simultaneously from the National League for Nursing. Whether you're interested in learning how to shine as a clinician or discover new frontiers as a cutting-edge researcher, you'll acquire the necessary education to start an outstanding career. Duke's Center for Nursing Discovery is a world-class simulation environment where hands-on experiences in a safe, supportive environment will prepare you for clinical rotations at some of the best hospitals in the Raleigh-Durham metropolitan area. You'll also have the opportunity to work alongside classmates at Duke University's medical school and other medical professional learning centers as you provide urgent care services at Duke Inter-Professional Education Clinic.
4. University of North Carolina, Greensboro
The UNCG School of Nursing, founded in 1945 as an academic program for female World War II veterans who wanted to go on and earn a baccalaureate degree, is another one of the nursing colleges in North Carolina that gets high marks from “U.S. News and World Report.” This school adheres to the philosophy that health is a state of equilibrium that describes the relationship between a patient and his or her environment—one of many environmental factors that affects patients, according to this model.
5. University of North Carolina, Wilmington
The School of Nursing is a nursing school associated with the University of North Carolina in Wilmington. Students associated with it regularly hold health fairs and other medical events at community centers and local schools in addition to providing assistance for outpatient care at the Vista Health Center. This is a good nursing school to attend if you want to work directly with members of the community. The School of Nursing, which is part of UNC Wilmington’s College of Health and Human Services, is housed in the $33-million, 80,000-square-foot McNeill Hall. McNeill Hall’s second and third floors are taken up by a 10,000-square-foot simulation learning center, which contains high-fidelity manikins programmed to respond realistically to a variety of medical situations. The simulation lab is equipped as a virtual environment that mirrors hospital and ambulatory care facilities.