Dean Sylvia Brown

Letter from the Dean

Fall 2014

Welcome to the newly redesigned ECU College of Nursing e-newsletter, Pirate Nurse Notes. We're thrilled to be launching this publication, which is meant to keep alumni and friends updated on our latest activities.

We have a number of exciting developments to share since we last reached out to you, but for now I'll share just a few highlights. The college recently added two new educational opportunities: The accelerated second-degree bachelor of science in nursing option and the BSN to doctor of nursing practice option. We also launched two new alumni groups, called Pirate Nurse Networks, and we redesigned the college website ( to be more user friendly.

You'll find plenty more details about what we've been up to throughout this publication. I hope you'll take some time to explore it and let us know what you think. And don't forget to keep in touch!

Warmest regards,

Sylvia T. Brown, EdD, RN, CNE
Dean and Professor, East Carolina University College of Nursing