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.



Upcoming Events

The Great 100 Board of Directors is sponsoring a Great 100 Nomination Workshop to kick-off our 2019 Nominations! This is a great opportunity for those who might have thought about nominating someone in the past and haven't or have nominated someone and their nominee wasn't selected for this prestigious award. During the workshop, participants will have the opportunity to write a nomination for a Great 100 Nurse and receive mentoring tips. This is a chance to become skilled at writing a Great 100 Nomination with the support of those who have had nominations selected in the past or members of our selections committee.

During this session Celebrating Nurses: Tips for Writing Successful Nominations for NC Great 100, you will have the opportunity to write a nomination and receive mentoring tips.

Registration Now Open - Click HERE to register




2019 Great 100 Nominations Open In:




To order photos from the 2018 NC Great 100 Gala:
Go to www.snyderphoto.com
Select "Proofs" then "Great Gala 100" and password great100
For questions email snyder@snyderphoto.com or call 336-978-5304

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.

**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 2018 Contributors for you Support!

Diamond $15,000 - Cone Health, Duke University Health System, UNC Health Care System, Vident Health | Platinum $10,000 - Novant Health | Benefactor $5,000 - Mission Health, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center | Partner $2,500 - Atrium Health, CaroMont Health | Patron $1,000 - CipherHealth, Columbus Regional Healthcare System, Halifax Regional Medical Center, Heidi's Uniforms, UNC Lenoir Health Care | Friends of Nursing: $100-$499 - Marie Marks, Patricia Ford