Phyllis N. Horns Papers

Laupus Library Manuscript Collection, LL02.68
Horns, Phyllis Nichols, Dr.
Physical description
0.187 Cubic Feet
Preferred Citation
Phyllis N. Horns Papers (LL 02.68), at The William E. Laupus Health Sciences Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA
Laupus Library History Collections
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Includes a public health nursing poem.

Biographical/historical information

Phyllis Nichols Horns was born in Wilson County in June 1945. She attended East Carolina University and completed a nursing degree in 1969. Following graduation, Horns attended the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and received a Master of Public Health. In 1975, she received a certificate as a pediatric nurse practitioner at the University of Rochester and in 1980, she finished her Ph.D. in nursing at the University of Alabama Birmingham. Horns served as a professor at the University of Alabama Birmingham for several years before returning to East Carolina University in 1988 to work as professor and chair of the Department of Parent-Child Nursing. She was appointed dean of the School of Nursing in 1990 and in 2009, she was named Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences at ECU. In 2018, after serving as a Vice Chancellor for nine years, Dr. Horns stepped down. She is currently completing a year of research and will return to the faculty of the College of Nursing.

Scope and arrangement

The Phyllis N. Horns Papers include a poem about public health nursing written by an anonymous author.

Administrative information
Custodial History

2018 July 25: 1 document. Gift of Phyllis N. Horns.

Source of acquisition

Gift of Phyllis N. Horns

Processing information

Processed by Layne Carpenter, 2018.

Copyright notice

Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Language of material


Related material

E. Daniel Shingleton Public Health Collection (LL 02.40), The William E. Laupus Health Sciences Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Container list
Oversize Folder 1 Public Health Nursing Poem, Undated