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If you're the parent or family member of an East Carolina University nursing student, you've landed on the right page. The ECU College of Nursing celebrates the role that parents play in their child's education; we're excited to partner with you to ensure your child's success. Whether your family is embarking on the college journey or preparing for graduation, here are some helpful resources.

Visit Us
The College of Nursing offers several opportunities for parents to visit us throughout the year. Building tours and even our annual  spring Pirate Nurse 5K are great ways to experience the college in person. Parents of first-semester nursing students are invited to our Lamp of Learning Ceremony. Held both spring and fall semesters, this event welcomes new nursing students into the profession. Each student in attendance receives a pin, a time-honored  tradition that symbolizes commitment to nursing.

ECU College of Nursing Lamp of Learning Ceremony, Spring 2019

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If you are a Pirate Nurse parent and would like to receive details about this or another Lamp of Learning Ceremony and get updates from the college, submit your information by clicking here.

Planning for graduation?
Visit our Graduation page.

Click here to get directions and parking information prior to your next visit to the college.

Stay in Touch
Of  course we hope you'll stay connected with us virtually as well. Sign up to receive Pirate Nurse Notes, the college e-newsletter, and other updates by completing this form. You can find the College of Nursing on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram too - just be sure to say hello once you've followed us.

If  you have college-related questions, call 252-744-6477 or 252-744-6422, or email We're here to help and look forward to hearing from you!

University Resources
ECU's  Parent and Family Programs offers a range of services designed to support you. Visit  their website to get links to resources such as the Family Guidebook and see ways to volunteer and get involved. Contact to be placed on Parent and Family Programs' email list for newsletters, deadline reminders and more.