Welcome to the UNC Hospitals 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 UNC Hospitals, 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 2020 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 Hospitals, by reading the 2021 Jan-Jun issue of Carolina Nursing News - The voice of Nursing at UNC Hospitals!

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 Hospitals Nurse.



Paula Fessler, MS, MSN, FNP-BC

Paula Fessler, MS, MSN, FNP-BC

Chief Nursing Officer
UNC Hospitals

American Nurses Credentialing Center Magnet Recognition

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UNC Hospitals has achieved Magnet designation for excellence in nursing services. UNC Hospitals is one of 492 facilities in the world, and among only 6 percent of all U.S. hospitals, that have earned Magnet designation.

Nursing Careers at UNC Hospitals

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