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.

Areas of Expertise

Seniors are the most rapidly growing patient population in the US. Developing new methodologies for educating caregivers and improving tools for evidence-based care creates better health outcomes for aging adults.

Learn more about Aging and Elderly Care

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Center of Excellence in Nursing Education
5th
Best Nursing Schools: Undergraduate
8th
Best Nursing Schools: Masters
7th
among nursing schools worldwide in the 2021 Shanghai Ranking‘s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects
8th
in the 2021 QS Top Universities World Ranking of Colleges of Nursing

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Faculty Spotlight

Rose Mary Xavier, PhD, MS, RN, PMHNP-BC, FAAN

Dr. Rose Mary Xavier is a nurse scientist and a psychiatric nurse practitioner who investigates the biological mechanisms of neuropsychiatric symptoms for clinical translation. She is the director of the School of Nursing’s BioBehavioral Lab and is also a seasoned clinician with extensive experience—working with the severely mentally ill and chemically dependent adult population in a variety of psychiatric care settings including involuntary and voluntary treatment facilities, large community hospitals, state mental health systems and outpatient psychiatry clinics.

Read more about Dr. Xavier’s work here.