Margaret Miles

Professor Emerita

Chapel Hill, NC 27517-8527

Margaret Shandor Miles, BSN, PhD, FAAN, is a professor emerita of the School of Nursing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She was one of the first pediatric clinical nurse specialists in the 1960s, helping to focus attention on the psychosocial needs of seriously ill children and their parents and grieving parents. Dr. Miles focused her research on the stress parents experience when their baby or child is hospitalized in an intensive care unit. The research instruments, particularly the Parental Stressor Scale: NICU, developed in those studies have been used by investigators worldwide. During her teaching career, Dr. Miles mentored numerous students and faculty as they started their research programs.  Dr. Miles was a pioneer and leader in pediatric nursing and helped to launch the Society of Pediatric Nurses, serving as the founding president. In 2013 Dr. Miles was honored as a Living Legend by the American Academy of Nursing.


More information is available at Dr. Miles’ UNC Web site.