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Welcome to the UNC Health Care Division of Nursing

I am very pleased that you are interested in learning more about the professional opportunities awaiting you in beautiful Chapel Hill. As you may know, our community is consistently identified as one of the best places in the country to live and work. As Chief Nurse Executive for the UNC Medical Center, my mission is to provide a practice environment that supports exceptional patient care and the workplace-well-being of the staff whom I serve.

To learn about some of the exciting work our nurses are involved in, please browse our Nursing Quality and Research section and our Professional Practice Model. Our 2014 Nursing Annual Report, which reflects many of our nurses’ professional accomplishments, and introduces you to recipients for awards such as Nurse of the Year, among others, is also available for viewing. Finally, you can learn more about Nursing at UNC Medical Center, by reading the 2015 1st Quarter Edition of Carolina Nursing News - The voice of Nursing at UNC Medical Center!

We invite you to give serious consideration to joining our professional nursing team because there is nothing finer than being in Carolina, especially as a UNC Medical Center Nurse.



Mary Tonges

Mary Crabtree Tonges PhD, RN, FAAN
Senior VP and Chief Nursing Officer
UNC Medical Center

Public Notice

University North Carolina Hospitals was designated as a Magnet organization in 2010 by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®. This prestigious designation recognizes excellence in nursing services. In July 2015, University North Carolina Hospitals is applying for re-designation.

A public notice regarding the Magnet Recognition Program® site visit is available online.

American Nurses Credentialing Center Magnet Recognition

ANCC Magnet Recognized logo

UNC Medical Center has achieved Magnet designation for excellence in nursing services. UNC Hospitals is one of 378 facilities in the world, and among only 6 percent of all U.S. hospitals, that have earned Magnet designation.

Nursing Careers at UNC Medical Center

If you are interested in learning about nursing career opportunities at UNC Medical Center, please visit our Careers page.