Nursing Archives

Sep 19, 2023
  • Crystal Baity

ECU remains a top college in 2024 U.S. News rankings

East Carolina University is a top five school in North Carolina in best public schools and top 10 in the state in all national university categories in U.S. News & World...

Aug 08, 2023
  • Benjamin Abel

ECU nursing faculty travel to Poland to lecture, explore student exchange opportunities

In the fall of 2022, Aleksandra Gaworska-Krzeminska, a nurse and faculty member from the Medical University of Gdańsk paid a long visit to her sister Ewa Silver, a marine archeology...

Jul 24, 2023
  • Benjamin Abel

ECU alum takes Pirate nursing to the skies

Jonathan Polak grew up in Pittsboro playing baseball. He dreamed of playing at college and did at North Greenville University in South Carolina. After a few years of schooling, his...

Thompson Forbes lectures during a class at the East Carolina University College of Nursing.
Jul 10, 2023
  • Benjamin Abel


In April 2023, VCU Health in Richmond announced an inaugural chief nursing officer position. The 13-hospital McLaren Health Care system in Michigan did the same June 1, as did the...

Jul 07, 2023
  • Benjamin Abel

ECU nursing student uses language, cultural skills to improve rural health care delivery

The majority of the counties in eastern North Carolina are classified as rural. While the state saw a downtick in migration overall in recent years, foreign immigrants moving to the...

Kelli Jones headshot
Jul 06, 2023
  • Ken Buday

Faculty: Kelli Jones

Walk into Kelli Jones’ office at East Carolina University’s College of Nursing, and you’ll see a bright green Philadelphia Eagles banner. “My dad was a huge sports fan, and he...

Bonnie Chen, a College of Nursing student, in her hometown in Taiwan during the summer break before her senior year.
Jun 30, 2023
  • Benjamin Abel

Student: Bonnie Chen

Bonnie Chen was too little, just weeks old, to remember leaving Taiwan for North Carolina. She has returned back to visit her family nearly every year since because family is...

Esther Olajide graduated from East Carolina University's College of Nursing’s Bachelor of Nursing program after spending nearly a year deployed with the Navy.
Jun 15, 2023
  • Benjamin Abel


In May, Esther Olajide walked across the stage as Pirate nurse, having completed all the requirements of her bachelor’s in nursing science degree: research papers, end-of-semester exams and day after...

Wanda Lancaster, concentration director of East Carolina University's Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program, lectures nursing students. The PMHNP program trains health care professionals to evaluate and treat mental health conditions.
May 30, 2023
  • Benjamin Abel


Recent reports suggest that the nation’s mental health is suffering even greater post-pandemic, with adults reporting record rates of depression and anxiety, and young adults reporting significant behavioral health disorders....

May 16, 2023
  • Patricia Earnhardt Tyndall

Brody Brothers Endowment provides bridge to future funding

Researchers at East Carolina University’s Brody School of Medicine aim to discover prevention and treatment protocols for many prevalent diseases which represent significant health challenges among the population of eastern North...