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Nursing

Excellence gives our nurses so many reasons to be proud

Nurses at Novant Health are supported to redefine healthcare, delivering a compassionate patient experience that improves lives.

Greetings from our nursing team


Denise Mihal, executive vice president and chief nursing and clinical officer

Professional practice environment


A strong professional practice environment means we have a voice in clinical care and are supported to deliver the remarkable patient experience we are known for.

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  • System nursing structure with one chief nursing executive
  • Nursing executive council
  • Nurse leadership academy
  • Clinical nurse forums with nursing executives
  • System- and unit-level shared governance councils, including system-level Novant Health Professional Nursing Council with clinical nurses representing all acute care facilities
  • 12-month nurse residency
  • Nursing Essentials curriculum
  • Nursing certification review courses and exam reimbursement
  • Preceptor curriculum and compensation
  • Funding for conferences and continuing education
  • Professional nurse mentoring program
  • Clinical ladder program for advancement at the bedside
  • Nursing career pathways for advancement beyond the bedside
  • Nursing community outreach
  • Nursing professional practice model
  • Culture of safety with interdisciplinary education and non-punitive case reviews
  • Nurse-led quality councils and inter-professional best practice exchange teams
  • Point-of-care clinical information and patient education resources
  • Nurse peer review led by clinical nurses
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Center for professional practice and development, with five departments:

Nursing professional development

  • Clinical nurse educators
  • Simulation educators

Practice and innovation

  • Clinical practice specialists
  • Nurse scientist

Nurse residency

Magnet recognition program

Patient education & clinical support

  • Patient education specialists
  • Diabetes education specialists
  • Wound & ostomy care nurses
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  • Full-time nurse scientist
  • Nursing research council
  • Nursing research boot camp
  • Active research and evidence-based practice projects
  • Presentations at state and national conferences
  • Participation in state and national practice collaboratives

Evidence of excellence


The mark of a strong professional practice environment is the achievement of national recognitions and awards.

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Nurse residency program accredited with distinction

An industry-leading transition-to-practice experience for new graduate nurses.

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american nurses association
Numerous hospitals with Magnet recognition program designation

Eight Novant Health medical centers have achieved the most prestigious recognition for nursing excellence.

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the joint commission
Primary and Comprehensive Stroke Center certifications

Nurses deliver life-saving interventions with speed and help patients transition safely to home

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Nursing recognitions


We love to celebrate the contributions of our individual nurses who have gone above and beyond to demonstrate nursing excellence!

  • Remarkable Nurse Award
  • Master preceptor designation
  • Daisy Awards
  • North Carolina Great 100 Nurses
  • National presentations

Thank a nurse for making a difference




Nursing news

Connect with some of our nurses who are making a difference!

Annual reports

2020 & 2021

January 2018 through February 2020

Novant Health January 2018 through February 2020 Nursing Annual Report

January 2016 through June 2017

2015