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Annette Hines , RN, PhD, CNE

  • Associate Professor , Presbyterian School of Nursing
  • Chair of Graduate Studies
  • Blair College of Health

Annette Hines is a graduate of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She has been a practicing nurse and/or nurse educator since graduation from the Bachelor of Science in nursing program at Duke University in 1984. She earned a master of science in nursing degree from East Carolina University in 1990. Findings from her thesis, "The Effects of the Presence of a Spouse on the Stroke Rehabilitation Patient’s Adaptation," were published in "The Journal of Rehabilitation Nursing." She has also published on nursing education topics and clinical practice, including:  asthma as a health disparity, electronic charting, and folic acid supplementation and education, 

While attending ECU, Hines also worked as a staff nurse at Pitt Memorial Hospital and as a research assistant for ECU’s School of Medicine. Upon completion of the MSN degree with an emphasis in adult health and education, Hines went to work as a nurse educator in North Carolina's community college system. After teaching at Robeson Community College, she briefly left nursing education and practiced as a family nurse practitioner in North Carolina and South Carolina from 1995 to1999.

Realizing that nursing education is her passion, Hines returned to the field, and has been on faculty with Queens University of Charlotte since 2000, first as adjunct faculty from 2000 to 2002, and as full-time faculty from 2003 to the present.  She was the winner of the student-nominated, university-level Joseph W. Grier Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2007. She has served as chair of graduate studies in nursing for the PSON since January 2014 and earned tenure in fall of the same year.

Research interests include health promotion, nursing education, and evidence based practice.


  • MSN; East Carolina University
  • BSN; Duke University
  • FNP; UNC Chapel Hill
  • PhD; UNCG


  • Excellence in Research 2010 Southern Nursing Research Society
  • Research Grant 2010 Mu Psi chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International
  • Research Grant 2013 Mu Psi chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International
  • Joseph W. Grier Excellence in Teaching 2007
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