School of Nursing

The 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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Programs Offered


Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Master of Science in Nursing

R.N. to B.S.N.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (APP only)

Serving Abroad

Follow our students during spring break as they serve and learn at Dove Mission in the Dominican Republic.


The baccalaureate and master's degrees in nursing at Barton College are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036; 202-887-6791.

Nursing Faculty

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

Dean, School of Nursing
Professor of Nursing

Caddie P. Cowin, M.S.N., FNP-C

Assistant Professor of Nursing

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

Assistant Professor of Nursing

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

Assistant Professor of Nursing

Carol H. Ruwe, M.S., R.D.

Director of General Education
Associate Professor of Nursing

Frances Thunberg, D.N.P., C.N.E., R.N.-B.C.

Associate Dean of School of Nursing
Associate Professor of Nursing

Athletic Training

NOTE: This program is no longer accepting additional students.

Athletic Training Major

Bachelor of Science

Athletic Training Program

Learn more about the ATP.

ATP Faculty

Melissa Goines
Director, Athletic Training Program
800-345-4973 x6373

Contact Us

Dr. Sharon I. Sarvey, Dean
School of Nursing
Nixon Nursing Building
Barton College
P.O. Box 5000
Wilson, NC 27893
800-345-4973 x6400
252-399-6416 (fax)