Nancy Grant

Dr. Grant is now Professor Emeritus at University of North Carolina Wilmington. My name is Nancy Grant and I have been teaching nursing at UNCW for 10 years. I am a nurse, it is a part of my DNA, and I cannot imagine a greater career both at the bedside caring for patients and in the classroom caring for students. I have had so many blessings in my life, more than I can count, and God has lead me daily in my life. Most of the time I am not aware of it until later. I am not one of those people who "always" wanted to be a nurse, I never did. As a senior in high school I had no idea what I wanted and a friend convinced me to apply to nursing school with her "since you have no plan anyway". I did, with the rule that I had to get accepted by a certain day or I would do something else. I got my acceptance letter on that deadline day! This career has been a Blessing for me and I can't imagine ever doing anything else. That is just ONE example of God leading me. My husband and I moved to NC in 2005. We left two children in Ohio with no expectations of grandchildren. Since that time our son has followed us and our daughter and son-in-law have stubbornly stayed in Ohio, and by the way produced two beautiful granddaughters. I have to say I wondered if God was busy the day HE let us move to NC and away from our future grandchildren. Of course He knew what He was doing as I have an amazing long distance relationship with these girls and we have great conversations, via Skype, and I am not sure that we would have that if we were in the same town. (Thank God for Skype) I LOVE my family, nursing, my students and my God! What a Blessed life to have!

My Life

Favorite Quote

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
Jeremiah 29:11

Friends describe me

as friendly, focused and strong.

My hobbies


Fantasy dinner guests

Gandhi, Winston Churchill and Eleanor Roosevelt

Best advice I ever received

Think before you talk

My worst subject in school


Favorite books

Outlander Series

Favorite movies

Meet me in St. Louis, Harry Potter series

Favorite city

Too many to mention

My latest accomplishment

Taking my 6 & 9 year old grandchildren to Washington, D.C. for four days and surviving!