School of Nursing

The Judy Howard Hill Nursing Program in Barton's School of Nursing prepares graduates to function in present and emerging roles as collaborative members of interdisciplinary health care teams. With a liberal arts base, the School provides a scholarly environment that fosters the utilization of research, experiential learning, and public service in a variety of health care settings.

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About Judy Howard Hill

Learn about our program's namesake.


Programs Offered


Bachelor of Science in Nursing

R.N. to B.S.N. (Online)

Bachelor of Science in Nursing
(Professional Studies Program only)

Nursing (Graduate)

Master of Science in Nursing
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Apply to the Nursing (BSN) Program

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Nursing Scholars

Early Acceptance Program for Incoming Freshman



The baccalaureate and master's degrees in nursing at Barton College are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K St. NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

Nursing Faculty

Sharon I. Shepard, Ph.D., R.N.

Dean, School of Nursing
Professor of Nursing

Caddie P. Cowin, D.N.P., F.N.P.-C.

Assistant Professor of Nursing

Randy Hamm, D.N.P., R.N.

Associate Professor of Nursing

Linda D. O’Boyle, Ed.D., R.N.

Professor of Nursing
Director of the RN-BSN Program

Kennedy U. Onori, Ph.D., R.N.

Assistant Professor of Nursing

Leslie H. Pittman, M.S.N., R.N.

Assistant Professor of Nursing

Contact Us

Dr. Sharon I. Shepard, Dean
School of Nursing
Nixon Nursing Building
Barton College
P.O. Box 5000
Wilson, NC 27893
800-345-4973 x6400