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East alumni magazine article discusses how Pirate Nurses are providing leadership in complex health care environments. 

Monday, September 08, 2014

College of Nursing launches Pirate Nurse Network at CarolinaEast

East Carolina University College of Nursing graduates who work at CarolinaEast Medical Center have a new way to stay connected with their alma mater. The college and the medical facility have partnered to launch the Pirate Nurse Network at CarolinaEast Medical Center.

Monday, August 11, 2014

College of Nursing calls for public comments on nursing accreditation review

The East Carolina University College of Nursing announces its application for re-accreditation of baccalaureate and masters degree programs and post-masters certificates, and accreditation of the doctor of nursing practice program to the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. 

Friday, July 25, 2014

Crane named associate dean for research

Dr. Patricia Crane has been named associate dean for research and creative activities, East Carolina University College of Nursing Dean Sylvia Brown said in an announcement to faculty and staff on Wednesday, July 9. Crane, whose appointment began July 1, also serves as the Richard R. Eakin Distinguished Professor of Nursing.

Friday, July 11, 2014

ECU producing most nurses in North Carolina

East Carolina University’s College of Nursing continues to produce the most registered nurses in North Carolina and its graduates pass the state nursing exam at a rate above the state average, according to data in a report prepared for the UNC Board of Governors.


Thursday, June 26, 2014

ECU's online nursing, business graduate programs rank among best for veterans

East Carolina University’s graduate programs in nursing and business rank among the nation’s best in online education for veterans, according to a listing released May 20 by U.S. News & World Report. The ECU College of Nursing ranked second in the country for masters of nursing programs. 

Thursday, May 22, 2014

College of Nursing Graduates 50th Class

The East Carolina University College of Nursing graduated 238 students at its 50th convocation on Friday, May 9, at Minges Coliseum in Greenville. The event marked the entry of the next generation of nurses into the profession and in service to North Carolina  – about 85 percent of the college’s alumni typically remain in the state to practice.

Friday, May 09, 2014

Dewees named American College of Nurse-Midwives fellow

Dr. Connie Dewees, clinical assistant professor and clinical site coordinator at the East Carolina University College of Nursing, will be inducted as a fellow of the American College of Nurse-Midwives on May 14.

Friday, April 04, 2014

Training brings future doctors, nurses together in clinical simulations

Close to 200 East Carolina University medical and nursing students, about to graduate to nursing careers and residency, trained together in a “transition collaborative” held March 17-19.

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Conference: The Many Faces of Bariatric Nursing

The ECU College of Nursing is co-sponsoring a conference May 1-2 to give nurses educational tools they need to help care for this specific type of patient. Registration is open now and is just $50 for ECU faculty and Vidant employees and $25 for ECU students.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Lowery named American Association of Nurse Practitioners fellow

Assistant professor and director of the East Carolina University College of Nursing’s Doctor of Nursing Practice Program will be inducted as a 2014 fellow during the AANP's national conference in June.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014



$10,000 BB&T grant supports student leadership development (Mar 10, 2014)

Siegfried Lowin Visiting Scholar Lecture Series (Feb 17, 2014)

Participate in the Pirate Nurse 5K on Saturday, March 29 (Feb 17, 2014)

ECU Nursing and Business rank among the nation’s best in U.S. News listing (Jan 8, 2014)

College of Nursing Staff Bring Cheer to Senior Adults (Dec 5, 2013)

College of Nursing Launches Pirate Nurse Network at Vidant Medical Center (Nov 12, 2013)

ECU College of Nursing Celebrates 10 years of Educating Nurse Anesthetists (Nov 8, 2013)

AACN Webinar by ECU College of Nursing Faculty (Nov 4, 2013)

ECU College of Nursing to Receive 11th Chapter Key Award by International Nursing Society (Oct 25, 2013)

East Carolina University’s College of Nursing has been educating certified nurse-midwives for more than 20 years. (Oct 7, 2013)

First Doctor of Nursing Practice class to be welcomed at reception by ECU administration, elected officials (Sep 10, 2013)

Associate dean for graduate programs named in ECU’s College of Nursing (Aug 22, 2013)

ECU College of Nursing receives $1 million federal grant for nurse practitioner curriculum (Aug 22, 2013)

Engelke selected as fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN) (Jul 10, 2013)

ECU nursing approved to offer doctor of nursing practice degree (Feb 8, 2013)

ECU nursing ranked #10 in graduate programs in online education (Jan 15, 2013)

ECU health sciences students explore care in a global way (Oct 25, 2012)

Caring for Women: Federal grant expands online education, collaboration (Sep 10, 2012)

ECU College of Nursing Supports Joining Forces (May 1, 2012)

Nursing Education Educator Development (NEEDs) (Mar 27, 2012)

Hall of Fame Induction/ 2012 Distinguished Alumna Recognized (Mar 26, 2012)

Future Pirate Nurse Living and Learning Village (Feb 21, 2012)

Accessible, Affordable Nursing Degree: CON and Community Colleges Debut New Program (Jan 25, 2012)

ECU College of Nursing, College of Business named in the nation's top 20 graduate programs in distance education (Jan 10, 2012)

College of Nursing receives nationwide award for way it teaches students (Sep 27, 2011)

ECCNL: NC Future of Nursing Action Coalition (Sep 27, 2011)

Faculty published in NCMJ: Future of Nursing in NC (Sep 27, 2011)

Midwifery: Putting Skills into Action (Sep 18, 2011)

Voice of the Pirates hosts motorcycle ride in memory of his daughter (Sep 9, 2011)

Nursing class gift completed for village in Guatemala (Sep 6, 2011)

Pressler joins College of Nursing as associate dean (Sep 1, 2011)

ECU receives grant for interdisciplinary oncology student groups (Aug 10, 2011)

ECU College of Nursing repeats as National League for Nursing Center of Excellence (Aug 8, 2011)

Horns Receives Disintguished Alumna Award (Jun 1, 2011)

Nursing Faculty Members Receive AACN Daisy Award (Jun 1, 2011)

Nursing Class Gift Provides Well for Village in Guatemala (May 5, 2011)

Scouts zero in on nursing (Mar 28, 2011)

College Celebrates Inaugural Hall of Fame (Mar 2, 2011)

ECU Nursing faculty member receives federal funds to reduce risk of prenatal depression (Dec 16, 2010)

ECU Students Raise Money for Haitian Nursing Students (Nov 29, 2010)

50th Anniversary Birthday Party (Aug 27, 2010)

Hope for Haiti (Jun 23, 2010)

Peter Buerhaus Speaks at ECCNL Event (Jun 18, 2010)

ECU Nursing Students help people of Guatemala (Jun 17, 2010)

College of Nursing establishes Hall of Fame (May 25, 2010)

Nursing student elected to national association board, receives ECU award (Apr 30, 2010)

Nursing raises funds and awareness about Haiti during Diversity Day (Apr 19, 2010)

ECU Nursing Receives NSNA Award (Mar 24, 2010)

College of Nursing Holds Second Unity Day (Dec 6, 2009)

Brown named permanent dean of College of Nursing at ECU (Oct 1, 2009)

ECU Students Help Vaccinate Craven County Residents (Sep 30, 2009)

Engelke named Richard R. Eakin Distinguished Professor (Sep 28, 2009)

Roberson named Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholar (Sep 23, 2009)

Comments Invited During ECUCON Accreditation Process (Aug 3, 2009)

ECU’s College of Nursing receives $721,668 grant for nurse-midwifery education (Jul 21, 2009)

ECU’s College of Nursing named in U.S. News annual listing (May 12, 2009)

College of Nursing Celebrates NLN College of Excellence Designation (Jan 29, 2009)

UCLA School of Nursing dean is the keynote speaker for the 2008 Siegfried Lowin Visiting Scholar Lecture Series (Nov 20, 2008)

College of Nursing inducts inaugural Golden Lamp Society donors (Nov 12, 2008)

ECU College of Nursing designated national Center of Excellence (Sep 25, 2008)

Ride with the Voice of the Pirates Oct. 4 to raise funds for ECU nursing scholarship (Sep 18, 2008)

Nursing professor receives award from National Association of School Nurses (Jul 7, 2008)

Garden party set for Country Doctor Museum's 40th anniversary (May 22, 2008)

Nursing, allied health students celebrate in convocations held Friday (May 9, 2008)

Faculty recognized for published works (Apr 4, 2008)

Winners of 17th annual Collaborative Nursing Research Day announced (Mar 4, 2008)

College of Nursing study helps to understand risk for depression in pregnancy (Feb 28, 2008)

ECU’s College of Nursing, College of Education named in the nation’s top 10 largest graduate programs in distance education (Jan 31, 2008)

ECU faculty members receive recognition (Jan 16, 2008)

College of Nursing announces first endowed distinguished professorship (Dec 6, 2007)

College of Nursing hosts nurse practitioners, celebrates national week Nov. 11-17 (Nov 6, 2007)

Poole named College of Nursing’s 2007 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient (Oct 31, 2007)

Two East Carolina University schools have been re-designated as colleges. (Oct 23, 2007)

PCMH, ECU nursing group earns top national award for research (Oct 22, 2007)

Nurse faculty members inducted into national education academy (Oct 3, 2007)

ECU School of Nursing establishes giving program, emergency needs fund (Sep 25, 2007)

Alligood donates Spanish language nursing textbook (Sep 14, 2007)

Center for Nursing Leadership officially designated university center; $250,000 grant to address nursing shortage (Aug 16, 2007)

ECU School of Nursing receives $50,000 grant to partner with PCC on simulation education (Aug 10, 2007)

Traineeship funding available for MSN and PHD students (Jul 9, 2007)

ECU nurse faculty member gets federal grant to increase number and diversity of nurse practitioners in North Carolina (Jun 20, 2007)

Bamboo bridge project holds first international meeting (Apr 17, 2007)

Eastern North Carolina Girl Scouts “Scout Out Nursing” at ECU (Mar 26, 2007)

Dr. Dorothy Rentschler reappointed honorary lecturer (Mar 6, 2007)

Dr. Linda Steele awarded Magical Mentoring Award (Mar 6, 2007)

Lowery named NC General Assembly "Nurse of the Day" (Mar 6, 2007)

Dr. Mary Ann Rose named ECU Scholar-Teacher (Mar 6, 2007)

ECU nursing faculty member elected to governing board for Southern Nursing Research Society (Jan 4, 2007)

Nurse anesthetist program accredited at ECU (Dec 4, 2006)

Horns to serve as interim vice chancellor and interim dean of the Brody School of Medicine (Nov 14, 2006)

Art show and sale benefits nursing scholarships (Oct 12, 2006)

ECU seniors selected as nursing leadership interns (Oct 9, 2006)

Opening celebration set for Sept. 22 at ECU’s new Health Sciences Building (Sep 19, 2006)

Two ECU nurses earn ‘Great 100’ designation (Jul 26, 2006)

ECU nurse-midwifery program receives 10-accreditation (Jul 10, 2006)

School of Nursing receives Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust grant (Jun 28, 2006)

Student midwives integrate technology with care through award given to ECU nurse faculty (Jun 20, 2006)

Sarvey receives university wide teaching award at ECU (May 19, 2006)

Andrews appointed associate dean (Apr 24, 2006)

ECU Family Nurse Practitioner students achieve 100% pass rate (Mar 13, 2006)

Alligood receives Leadership in Nursing Research Award (Feb 17, 2006)

Nurse anesthetists pass national certification exams (Oct 8, 2005)

Nurse midwives honored during commemorative week (Oct 3, 2005)

ECU researchers publish findings on breast self exam (Sep 16, 2005)

ECU’s School of Nursing receives grant to partner with area military bases to increase the number of men in nursing (Sep 6, 2005)

Rentschler named undergraduate associate dean (Aug 9, 2005)

ECU nursing scholarship established in honor of Eldean and Hal Pierce (Apr 14, 2005)

School of Nursing to host 3rd Annual Dixie Koldjeski Lectureship (Mar 21, 2005)

Endowed scholarship created for ECU School of Nursing (Mar 11, 2005)

Easley appoints Horns to NC IOM (Feb 3, 2005)

Nursing students to accept pins and professional challenge (Jan 28, 2005)

ECU’s School of Nursing named one of largest graduate programs in nation for distance education (Dec 1, 2004)

School of Nursing to Receive AAMN Award (Nov 18, 2004)