Logo designed by Carol Lynn Rose, Beaufort County Health Department
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Nursing Section

How to Join the Nursing Section

Joining NCPHA is easy! Just click on "Join Now" on the front page of the website and make sure you check Nursing on the membership form. 

Welcome from the Chair

Welcome to the Nursing Section page of the NCPHA website. We are glad to have you visit our page in the hope that you will learn more about the benefits of being a member of this organization and make a decision to join us. There are so many benefits to being a member of NCPHA and the Nursing Section. Just look at a few of them:

Leadership and Education Opportunities

  • Tax deductible membership dues
  • Section activities which include statewide conference call meetings, up-to-date information on the latest trends in public health nursing, membership drives, ways to celebrate our history of public health nursing in North Carolina
  • Representation by a registered lobbyist in the NC General Assembly
  • Networking and collaborating with nurses and other public health professionals and advocates
  • A discounted rate at NCPHA conferences
  • Access to awards and a scholarship sponsored by the Nursing Section

Join us today and start reaping the benefits of NCPHA and Nursing Section membership!

Goal of the Nursing Section

To bring nurses together for a common cause, to protect and promote the public health of the residents of North Carolina by:

  • Providing a medium for public health nurses in North Carolina for continuing education and peer exchange as a means of increasing professional identity and performance in public health practice.
  • Supporting legislation favorable to public health and promotion of the public health of the residents of North Carolina.
  • Promoting programs and/or projects deemed necessary to protect and promote the public health of the citizens of North Carolina.

Nursing Section Leadership for 2017-2018

The Executive Committee of the Nursing Section consists of:


Jennifer Lindsay
Catawba County Health Department

Nursing Session at 2016 FEC, New Bern


Susan Little

Past Chair:
Valerie Bulluck
Wilson County Public Health

Vice Chair of Communication:
Felicia Reid
Guilford County Health Department

Vice Chair of Education:
Carolynn Hemric

Carol Rose


Nursing Section Officer (from left) - Susan Little, Jennifer Lindsay,  Felicia Reid, Carol Rose and Beth Rowell  

Beth Rowell
Robeson County Health Department

Fall Educational Conference Planning Committee Representative:
Jennifer Lindsay

Advocacy Committee Representative:
Carolynn Hemric

Please feel free to contact any member of the Executive Committee for more information. We invite you to become a member of the NCPHA Nursing Section. Nursing Section dues are only $5 per year.

Subsection Committee Information

Awards and Scholarship Committee Chair:  Barbie Britt and other members as assigned.
Nominating Committee Chair: Pamela McCall and other members as assigned.

Volunteers are invited to serve on standing committees. At least three volunteers are needed for each committee. We need a slate of members ready to lead the association for 2015-2016. Contact Pamela McCall at, Committee Chair if you are interested in serving.

Awards and Scholarships

The Nursing Section presents two awards and starting in 2014, two scholarships each year.  Links in the below Resource Center will guide you to the information you need to nominate a deserving colleague for the Margaret B. Dolan Award or the Direct Service Award.  The Section also offers two scholarships annually.  All are presented at the annual NCPHA Fall Educational Conference.  Again, find applications for these awards and scholarships  below in the "Resource Center."

The Joy F. Reed Leadership Scholarship was initiated in 2014 and is available to a public health nurse currently licensed as a registered nurse in North Carolina who is a member of NCPHA or NCAPHNA and interested in leadership training. 

The Nursing Section offers an annual scholarship for $500 to a nurse currently enrolled in an advanced nursing program (BSN, Masters, etc.)

If you have any questions you can always call or email a member of the Executive Committee for additional information.

Christmas Gifts / Birthday Gifts / Special Occasion Gifts for Public Health Nurses

At the 2015 Fall Educational Conference, the Nursing Section will be offering promotional items to announce the recently approved Public Health Nursing logo.  We hope you are planning to attend the conference this year and look forward to seeing you there.  We will have some new items to purchase as special gifts for yourself and co-workers when you commemorate Nurses Day in May or during Public Health Week in April. 

You can still contact Barbie Britt to place your order for a package of 10 beautiful cards depicting a public health nurse pumping water at an outside well. Only $10 plus shipping. Payments may be made by check to "NCPHA Nursing Section."


This historical depiction was sketched and designed by Brenda Dunn's daughter, Kim Sonnendecker, BeeDazzled Murals, Murals and Decorative Art. It will be available at the NCPHA meeting in September and at the NC Association of Public Health Nurse Administrator's annual meeting.

Contact Information

Barbie Britt
(910) 671-3281


Resource Center

Public Health Nursing and Professional Development --

UNC Office of Continuing Education CE catalog --

Joy F. Reed Leadership Scholarship Application

Nursing Section Bylaws

Direct Service Award

Nursing Scholarship Application

Dolan Award Form

Statewide Meeting Minutes May 2015

Adolescent Health and Confidentiality by
Jill Moore, JD, MPH.  Presented at 2016 Fall
Educational Conference