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COA’s James White Receives Master of Science in Nursing

James White, RN, Instructor, Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) and Coordinator, Simulation, received his Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with a concentration in Nursing Education from Duke University in December 2018.

White began employment with College of The Albemarle (COA) in December 2015, after graduating from COA’s ADN program in 2012 and then continued his education at the University of North Carolina – Charlotte, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2015.

While a student at COA, White excelled in the nursing program and received the President’s Service Cup award at graduation, which recognizes a student who excelled in the classroom, made significant contributions of service to the college, and was an active participant in student activities and their local community.

“James is an excellent example of COA nursing graduates and their lifelong learning accomplishments and we are excited for his future, as he brings his knowledge and expertise to our current ADN students as an instructor in our program,” said Robin Harris, Dean, Health Sciences and Wellness programs.

“It was truly an honor to attend one of the premier graduate schools in the country,” said White, when asked about his experience in the nursing program at Duke University. Due to the rigor associated with the coursework at Duke, White said, “the encouragement I received from my wife and co-workers were vital to my academic success.”

White is just one representation of how far a COA student can go in achieving their goals. His drive and perseverance to obtain his MSN, along with his passion for instruction, provides a model COA success story.