Compassionate Care

GWU’s Dr. Anna Hamrick Named “Great 100 Nurse” for 2018


A faculty member for the Gardner-Webb University Hunt School of Nursing has been named a top nurse in the state of North Carolina by a non-profit organization dedicated to honoring the best in the nursing profession each year.

A resident of Shelby, N.C., Dr. Anna Hamrick was selected by the Great 100, Inc. as a “Great 100 Nurse” for 2018. Hamrick serves as assistant professor of nursing and chair of Family Nurse Practitioner programs at GWU. A registered nurse (RN) for 17 years, she maintains her clinical practice with Hospice and Palliative Care of Cleveland County.

Each year, the Great 100, Inc. evaluates thousands of nominations from people all over the state in order to select its recipients, who will be honored at the 30th Anniversary Celebration Great 100 Gala in Winston-Salem, N.C., later this year.

“A Great 100 nurse is a registered nurse who is exceptional for accomplishments in the workplace and in the community,” shared Anne T. Brown, president of the Great 100, Inc. Board of Directors. “We congratulate all of the Great 100 winners for the amazing things they do every day to make a difference in the lives of so many!”

A native of Sylva, N.C., Hamrick earned her Associate of Arts in Nursing and Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Gardner-Webb University. She received a Master of Science in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner from Western Carolina University (Cullowhee, N.C.) and a Doctor of Nursing Practice from University of Minnesota – Twin Cities (Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minn.).

“I am honored to be nominated and selected by my peers for such a prestigious award,” Hamrick reflected. “God has blessed me abundantly, and I desire to be a blessing to others by loving and serving God, my family, my community, and my profession.”

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