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.

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

January 30, 2018 - Great 100 Nomination Workshop.
     From 10AM-2PM (Registration Opens at 9:30AM)
     Monroe AHEC Conference Center
     2000 Venture Tower Drive
     Greenville, NC 27834
     Registration
     Cost: $30 per person which includes lunch, in addition CNE provided
     (you do not have to be a nurse to attend or nominate)
     **Please bring your laptop or a hard copy of a nomination that you
     are working on to get the most out of this workshop!!

January 15, 2018 - Nominations Open for 2018.

Join us at the 2017 Great 100 Gala on Saturday October 14th at the Concord Convention Center in Concord, NC. Registration for the Great 100 Gala is now available HERE.



Countdown Clock to the 2017 Great 100 Gala


**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 2016 Contributors for you Support!

Platinum $10,000 - Cone Health, Novant Health, Vidant Health | Gold $7,500 - UNC Health Care | Benefactor $5,000 - Duke Health, Mission Health, Wake Forest Baptist Health | Partner $2,500 - CaroMont Regional Medical Center, Carolinas Healthcare System, UNC Rex Healthcare | Patron $1,000 - Halifax Regional Medical Center, Johnston Health, UNC Lenoir Health Care, Wayne Memorial Hospital, Wilson Medical Center | Associate $500 - Onslow Memorial Hospital