Welcome to the North Carolina Great 100, Inc.


Mission: The Great 100, Inc. exists to recognize and honor Registered Nurses in North Carolina
for their commitment to excellence and to promote a positive image of the nursing profession.



Great 100 President's Letter July 2018

What an exciting time of year for the Great 100 Board of Directors as we post the 2018 Great 100 winners!

Since January 15, we received hundreds of nominations from people all over the state who want to recognize a nurse they believe exemplifies the qualities of a Great 100. A Great 100 nurse is a registered nurse who is exceptional for accomplishments in the workplace and in the community.

Our Selections committee reviews each nomination to "blind" any unique identifiers unintentionally left by the nominator. The rigorous scoring process involves several teams of past Great 100 recipients. They are responsible for reading the completed nominations and assigning a score for each of the narrative sections. The final list of Great 100 winners is based on a "Unique Identifier/High Score" spreadsheet created from the database.

The 2018 Great 100 recipients and the scholarship winners will be recognized October 20th during a formal Black Tie gala at the Benton Convention Center in Winston-Salem, NC. This will be a memorable event for our winners, their families and friends, and their organizations.

Many of you have been anxiously waiting to find out who our Great 100 winners are for 2018. The time has come!

It is with great pleasure that I introduce to you the 2018 Great 100 Nurses. Congratulations to these exceptional registered nurses for the amazing things they do every day to make a difference in the lives of so many!

I look forward to celebrating with you on Saturday, October 20th!

Anne T. Brown, DNP, RN, NEA-BC
President of the Board
Great 100, Inc.

What is the Great 100?

The Great 100, Inc. is a grassroots peer recognition organization honoring the nursing profession in North Carolina by:

  • Recognizing the importance of Registered Nurses in diverse practice settings
  • Positively impacting the image of nursing and nursing as a profession
  • Acknowledging 100 North Carolina Nurses annually who demonstrate excellence in practice and commitment to their profession
  • Contributing funds for scholarships for Registered Nurse education.

In the summer of 1988, a Registered Nurse by the name of Heather Thorne, called together a group of Registered Nurses from across North Carolina to develop a plan for selecting and recognizing Registered Nurses. The recipients would be recognized for their outstanding professional ability and for the contributions they had made to improving the healthcare services in their community. Her dream, modeled after a program developed by Registered Nurses in Louisiana, was designed to promote nursing and to raise funds for nursing scholarships. Since 1989, the Great 100 has been able to award thousands in nursing scholarships. Schools/programs of nursing education are selected via a rotating basis.

Important Dates

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Great 100 Gala

October 20, 2018 - 30th Anniversary Celebration Great 100 Gala - Benton Convention Center, Winston-Salem, NC.

Registration Now Open - Click HERE to register

**Note: please read all registration FAQ's to avoid errors with registration.

**NOTE: The North Carolina Great 100, Inc. recognizes Registered Nurses in North Carolina. There are other organizations that may recognize the "100 Best Nurses" or other "Great Nursing" awards that may are not affiliated with The North Carolina Great 100, Inc. If you have any questions about emails, plaque orders, or other information you have received that you are unsure about, please contact us at marketing@great100.org



Thank you to our 2017 Contributors for you Support!

Diamond $15,000 - Cone Health, Duke Health, UNC Health Care | Platinum $10,000 - Novant Health, Vidant Health | Benefactor $5,000 - Carolinas HealthCare, Iredell Health System, Mission Health, Wake Forest Baptist Health | Partner $2,500 - Carolinas HealthCare Blue Ridge, CaroMont Health, First Health of the Carolinas, WakeMed | Patron $1,000 - Halifax Regional Medical Center | Associate $500 - Randolph Health