Stanly Community College (SCC) nursing instructor Angela Hamby, RN, was recently honored as one of the Great 100 Nurses in North Carolina. The North Carolina Great 100, Inc. is an esteemed grassroots peer recognition organization that acknowledges and celebrates the significant contributions of registered nurses in diverse practice settings across the state.

Angela's educational journey showcases her dedication and commitment to advancing in her field. Her progression from an associate degree in nursing at SCC to pursuing higher education at Winston Salem State University and obtaining a master's degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte demonstrates her drive for learning and professional growth.

Her diverse professional experience, from working in different medical centers to transitioning into teaching at SCC, highlights her adaptability and versatility within the healthcare industry. Her roles in patient care and later in education at SCC, especially as the Lab and Simulation Coordinator, allow her to merge her clinical expertise with a passion for teaching and preparing future nurses.

Angela Hamby's impact as a nurse goes beyond just her clinical skills and extends to her leadership and mentorship qualities. The fact that a former SCC nursing student was repeatedly overheard asking themselves, "What would Hamby do?" indicates that Angela's approach to patient care and nursing practice serves as an inspiring example for her colleagues.

This student's admiration for Angela's approach and the supervisor's recommendation to nominate her for the Great 100 Nurses in North Carolina award is a testament to Angela's exceptional nursing qualities.

"Being among the Great 100 Nurses is a prestigious honor highlighting the commitment and passion that Angela brings to the nursing profession," said Christie Honeycutt, Associate Vice President of Health Sciences and Public Services for SCC. "Her influence extends far beyond the classroom, and it's clear that her legacy lives on through her students."