Active and visionary thinking, the fearless advancement of innovation through creativity and the pursuit of unrestrained scientific inquiry on behalf of people in need: this is how Carolina nurses change lives, and this is how the UNC School of Nursing shapes a profession.
With a proud history of “firsts” in the state of North Carolina and an exemplary heritage of “bests” among schools of nursing in the country, Carolina educates and graduates talented students for leadership in practice, research, teaching and administration. Choose from our full complement of academic programs.
Enhance the value of your degree by earning it from a nationally ranked school at the top of its game.
- Ranked 4th among US schools of nursing by the American Health Council in 2017
- Among US graduate nursing specialty programs ranked by U.S. News and World Report for 2018, the School of Nursing had five ranked in the top twenty:
- 5th for Clinical Nurse Leader
- 9th for Nursing Administration
- 11th for Family Nurse Practitioner
- 12th for Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
- 16th for Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
- Ranked 9th in the 2016 QS Top Universities World Ranking of Colleges of Nursing
- A 95 percent first-time pass rate on NCLEX in 2016
We meet and surpass all accreditation benchmarks:
- The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
- The baccalaureate degree in nursing, master’s degree in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice program and post-graduate APRN certificate program at the UNC School of Nursing are each accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) through June 30, 2022
- The North Carolina Board of Nursing has granted full approval for the School of Nursing’s baccalaureate degree in nursing program (BSN and ABSN tracks)
- The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) (for continuing education programs)
Our membership in these associations promotes and advances your professional opportunities:
- The American Association of Universities
- The American Association of Colleges of Nursing
- The Council on Collegiate Education for Nursing (Southern Regional Education Board)
For more on the School’s accrediting bodies, please click here.
The School of Nursing is dedicated to the pursuit of new knowledge.
We are committed to, and recognized for, the study of prevention and management of chronic illness, capitalizing on our faculty’s diversity and strengths in the arenas of health promotion and protection, human responses to illness, and models and outcomes in health care systems.
Carolina Nursing is one of only a handful of schools in the country to house a Biobehavioral Laboratory, with the primary purpose of assisting and promoting faculty and students’ efforts in the use of biobehavioral measures and physiological parameters in their research.
The School not only educates students and performs research in a variety of health care related areas, but also amply serves the community.
- We offer renowned continuing education programs.
- Faculty partner with Area Health Education Centers to provide educational programs aimed at improving the health of the people of North Carolina.
- The School maintains clinical partnerships allowing our faculty to practice in some of the best health care organizations and agencies in North Carolina and the nation.