Organizational Chart

A Proud History

  • 1950 UNC-Chapel Hill establishes the first four-year School of Nursing in North Carolina to offer a baccalaureate degree.
  • 1955 Graduates its first class of students. Adds the state’s first master’s degree program in nursing. Earns accreditation from the National League for Nursing.
  • 1964 Launches the first continuing education program for North Carolina nurses.
  • 1970 Introduces the state’s first Nurse Practitioner program.
  • 1985 Creates the Research Support Center to support faculty research, increase funding for the research and develop new scholars.
  • 1986 Earns funding for its first research project.
  • 1989 Initiates the first doctorate of nursing in North Carolina.
  • 1992 Develops first minority affairs office in a North Carolina nursing school to facilitate recruitment, career development and retention of minority faculty, students and staff.
  • 1992 Introduces post-master’s degree program to train nurse practitioners and clinical leaders.
  • 1994 Establishes Center for Research on Chronic Illness, one of six centers nationwide.
  • 1994 Launches Office of Community Outreach and Practice to extend knowledge, practice, teaching and research to North Carolina communities.
  • 1996 Funds pre- and post-doctoral fellowships with $1,083,085 five-year grant.
  • 1998 Expands R.N. program to include R.N. to M.S.N. and B.S.N. to Ph.D. degree path.
  • 2001 Creates the state’s first accelerated degree program for college graduates in a non-nursing major, allowing them to earn their B.S.N. in 14 months instead of 24 months.
  • 2005 Pioneers campus environmental efforts by constructing the University’s first building that meets the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED guidelines.)
  • 2006 Receives more than $5,000,000 in funds from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to launch groundbreaking study of nursing competencies, the Evolution of the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) Initiative.
  • 2007 Exceeds the $15 fundraising goal toward the Carolina First campaign through a groundswell of support from alumni.
  • 2013 Becomes one of only three schools of nursing in the nation to offer the prestigious Hillman Scholars in Nursing Innovation Program
  • 2014 and 2015 Earns distinction with two Macy Faculty Scholars named by the Josiah H. Macy Jr. Foundation: Meg Zomorodi and Cheryl Woods Giscombé