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The School of Nursing regards practice as integral and essential to achieving its mission of advancing the art and science of nursing care to improve lives.

The following are a few of our faculty and their practice sites.

Rumay Alexander, Professor

  • UNC Healthcare
  • UNC School of Public Health
  • UNC School of Dentistry


Diane Berry, Professor and Beerstecher-Blackwell Distinguished Term Scholar

  • UNC Department of Emergency Medicine
  • UNC School of Medicine


Marianne Cockroft, Associate Professor


Jean Davison, Associate Professor

  • Piedmont Health Services
  • Carolina Community Clinic


Cheryl Giscombe, Professor

  • Carolina Nursing Associates



Cheryl Jones

Cheryl Jones, Professor

  • UNC Hospitals


Rhonda Lanning, Assistant Professor

  • UNC Volunteer Doula Service
  • North Carolina Women’s Hospital


Deborah Mayer, Professor

  • NC Cancer Hospital
  • UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center


Carrie Palmer, Assistant Professor

  • Division of Internal Medicine & Clinical Epidemiology
  • UNC School of Medicine



Theresa Rafael-Grimm, Professor

  • UNC Department of Psychiatry
  • UNC School of Medicine


Mary Charles Sutphin, Instructor

  • Triangle Physicians for Women


Leslie Sharpe, Instructor

  • Piedmont Health Services


Debbie Travers, Associate Professor

  • UNC Hospitals Emergency Departments

Jennie Wagner, Assistant Professor

  • Rex Healthcare
  • UNC Hospitals


Megan Williams, Assistant Professor

  • UNC Campus Health