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UNCP graduate named among state’s best nurses

November 14, 2007

A Cape Fear Valley Hospital nurse from Robeson County has been named among the state’s best 100 nurses.

patricia_brady.jpgPatricia Brady, RN, BSN, originally from Parkton, N.C., and a UNC Pembroke graduate, was named a Great 100 Nurse for 2007.  The Great 100 is a grassroots peer-recognition organization that annually honors the state’s nursing profession.

She graduated with Bachelor of Science degree in nursing (BSN) from UNCP in 1996. Brady currently works as a staff RN at Cape Fear Valley Children’s Center and has 23 years of pediatric nursing experience. She is also a member of Cape Fear Valley’s Nursing Congress and volunteers at free community clinics.

Brady received her associate degree from Fayetteville Technical Community College, where she also served as president and vice president of the school’s Alumni Association Board of Directors. She lives in Hope Mills, N.C., with her husband, Jim, and has four grown children.

All three nurses accepted their awards during the Great 100’s annual awards banquet on Saturday, Oct. 6, in Greensboro.

This year’s group of winners from Cape Fear Valley is the health system’s largest. It is the 19th year the Great 100 has bestowed awards. The Great 100 was created in 1988 to help identify and honor the state’s best registered nurses, based on their professional ability and contributions to improving healthcare services in their community.

For information about Cape Fear Vall Hospital, please contact Clinton Weaver, director of Marketing & Outreach at 910.609.6098.

UNCP has two nursing education programs: a four-year pre-licensure BSN and a RN-to BSN program. For information about nursing at UNCP, please call 910.521.6522 or email