Director's Welcome

For more than a century, Watts School of Nursing has been educating compassionate and skilled professional nurses. Though we look back proudly on what we’ve achieved, we also look forward to educating the next generation of nurses, offering an education that is futuristic and responsive to health care trends.

For a moment, step into the world of a Watts student …

You’re attending a school rich in tradition where you have an array of resources to succeed …where you’re known and respected for your unique qualities and abilities…where you receive close personal attention from faculty whose foremost responsibility is your success. Peers who share your interests and goals surround you and enrich your learning with their different perspectives and backgrounds. You’re involved in school events and student organizations while creating lasting memories and friendships. You’re enjoying all the advantages of a small school while acquiring a high-quality evidence-based nursing education amid an innovative and dynamic health care environment.

Dr. Peggy Walters, Director of Nursing EducationIf this glimpse of the school stirred your interest in becoming a Watts student, I encourage you to explore our website. A rewarding and challenging educational experience awaits you.

I also extend an invitation to our alumni to make a visit “home.” Learn more about the ways Watts has grown and its student-centered learning environment. It's an exciting time for Watts as we change with the times, continually improving our program and partnering with University of Mount Olive and health care agencies in the community to expand our students' educational experience. 


Peggy C. Walters, EdD, MSN, MEd, RN, NEA-BC
Director of Nursing Education, Watts School of Nursing