Dr. Phoebe A. Pollitt of Boone serves as a Professor in the department of nursing. She holds a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and was an Excellence Fellowship recipient. She also has a Master of Arts degree in education from Appalachian State University and a Bachelor of Science in nursing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She finished her Master of Science in nursing program at East Carolina University in 2008.
Prior to coming to Appalachian, Dr. Pollitt served as early childhood education instructor at the Watauga campus of Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute (CCC&TI). She also was the school nurse and health education coordinator for Watauga County Schools in Boone and adjunct professor of nursing for Winston Salem State University.
Dr. Pollitt also has served as nursing instructor for CCC&TI, as a home health nurse for Watauga County Health Department, disability development specialist for Appalachian DEC in Boone and as public health nurse for Durham County Health Department.
The recipient of the Mabel C. Ayden Scholarship Recipient at ECU School of Nursing, Dr. Pollitt received the Faculty Award from CCC&TI TRIO Student Association and was recognized at the North Carolina Nurses Association Centennial Banquet for her contributions to the video "A Century of Caring," which has won numerous state and national awards and has had many showings on public television. She recently received the $30,000 Nursing Educators for Tomorrow award.
Dr. Pollitt also was named a Mary Lewis Wyche Fellow by the North Carolina Nurses Association, received the 2002 "Healthy Carolinians Hero" Award from Watauga County Healthy Carolinians, the 2002 Spirit Award for scholarly activities from Winston Salem State Outstanding Volunteer Award from the North Carolina Cancer Society and the Outstanding Adult Leader Award for North Carolina Project ASSIST.
The recipient of the 2002 Certificate of Appreciation for "Outstanding School Nurse" at Watauga County Schools, Dr. Pollitt has been named to Who's Who in America, Who's Who in American Women, Who's Who in Young American Women and Who's Who in American Nursing. She received the 1995 "Great 100" Award from the NC Nurses Association, a Certificate of Excellence from Watauga County Board of Education in 1995, the 1994 Outstanding article award for the NC Society of Historians, a Certificate of Appreciation from the American Heart Association in 1994, a Plaque of Appreciation from OASIS in 1992 and the 1989 Outstanding Volunteer Award from Governor Hunt.
She was a member of the National Honor Society and has been a member of Sigma Theta Tau National Nursing Honor Society since 1992.
Dr. Pollitt has authored and co-authored numerous articles and chapters in various publications. She also was a member of the research and writing team and appeared in on-camera interviews for the video "A Century of Caring." She also worked on the calendar "NS Nurses: A Century of Caring" 2003.
An active member of the nursing profession and the community, Dr. Pollitt has served on various boards and committees including the Executive Board of the Watauga County Children's Council; the Advisory Board of Watauga County, "More at Four" Program; 2004-2005 Chair, Watauga High School Family and Consumer Science Advisory Board; Executive Committee, Maternal-Child Health Committee, Adolescent Health Committee, Safe Kids Committee, Watauga Healthy Carolinians; 1998-2003 Chair, Watauga County School Health Advisory; Executive Committee OASIS; Executive Board, Western Region President, State Continuing Education Coordinator, State Membership Chair, NC School Nurse Association; Executive Committee, State Executive Committee - Smoke Free Class of 2000, 1996-2000, the Local Interagency Coordinating Council, NC Board of Nursing Centennial Committee; and Executive Board, Watauga County Drug/Alcohol Council.
Title: Associate Professor, Phased Retirement
Department: Department of Nursing
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Phone: (828) 262-8091
Fax: (828) 262-8066