With great gratitude, I am honored to be a part of the NCANS Executive Board serving as the President. I am an Upper Division Senior Nursing student at the Illustrious North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. My hometown is Flint, Michigan, and my expected graduation date is May of 2022. My plans after graduation are to attend DNP School where my focus will be on Mother-Baby or a Midwife. Some things I love to do during my free time are travel, workout, interact in the campus organizations, serve my community, and advocate for my aggie nurses. I am excited about this wonderful opportunity and will fulfill my duties for my position to the best of my ability. Aggie Pride!
Welcome to NCANS! I am honored to serve as your Secretary for the 2021-2022 academic year. I currently attend Catawba Valley Community College as a nursing student and will graduate in May of 2022. Previously, I obtained a bachelor’s degree in public health at UNC Charlotte. Go 49ers! I have plans to obtain my BSN after graduation and then hopefully will go on to become a nurse practitioner. My passions are my husband, two children, three fur babies, and serving others. I hope to make a difference as a leader in NCANS and hope that I can encourage other students along the way.
Breakthrough to Nursing Director
I’m a first year nursing student at Cabarrus College of Health Sciences with an expected graduation date of December 2022. I’m so excited to be serving as the Director of Breakthrough to Nursing for NCANS 2021-2022! One of the efforts I’m most passionate about is diversity and inclusion and plan to use my platform to help create a more diverse and inclusive space for both nursing students and those they serve. Following graduation, I am interested in working as a mental health nurse and later pursue a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner degree. In my free time, I love working out (particularly weight lifting) and spending quality time with my friends and family. I look forward to collaborating with the board to best serve North Carolina nursing students!
I am currently attending the ADN program at Catawba Valley Community College. I plan to obtain my bachelors in nursing after finishing at CVCC. My boyfriend of 11 years and I have two little boys. My oldest, Brady, is 4 years old and my youngest, Beckett, is 3. Being their mom is my favorite roll in life. We love to be outdoors and go on fun family adventures. I also have a dog named Bandit who we rescued a little over 3 years ago. I’m thankful for all the sacrifices my family has made together in order for me to succeed in nursing school. I am very excited to be on the NCANS student board for the 2021-2022 school year. Together we are going to do great things!
Consultant & Advisor to NCANS
Currently full time faculty in the associate degree nursing program at Pitt Community College, where I enjoy working with both levels in class, lab, clinical and simulation. As faculty advisor for PCCANS, I’ve supported student activities of service within our community, state and region. Over 30 years of clinical experience in staff and leadership roles within a wide variety of children’s acute care units and women’s services at a large tertiary care center in eastern NC. Looking forward to this experience with future nursing leaders in NCANS and with NCNA. Thank you!
Consultant & Advisor to NCANS
Christy Swinson, DNP, FNP-C, CMSRN has over 20 years of acute care experience in the nursing profession. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor of Nursing at Fayetteville State University. She earned her BSN and MSN in Nursing Education from East Carolina University. Dr. Swinson also obtained a Post-Master’s Certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner studies and a Doctor of Nursing Practice from UNC-Wilmington. She has earned the distinction as a Certified Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse (CMSRN) by the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses. Her research and scholarship interest include primary care, health promotion, addressing health disparities in vulnerable populations, and sustainment of weight loss using motivational interviewing. Dr. Swinson maintains active memberships in multiple professional organizations. She enjoys serving as the President of the Omega Psi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. Dr. Swinson is the proud mother of 3 sons that are the center of her world.