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AACN Mourns Passing of Robin Remsburg, Dean at University of North Carolina Greensboro

Published December 09, 2020

Dr. Robin Remsburg, dean of the School of Nursing at the University of North Carolina Greensboro (UNCG), passed away on December 3, 2020, after a long illness.

In a statement, UNCG Chancellor Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr., said, “Robin was a treasured member of our academic community, and her contributions to UNCG are numerous – including growing the already strong School of Nursing into a signature program and helping to lead the design and opening of the new Nursing and Instructional Building. Her legacy will live on in our outstanding, highly rated programs; in the thousands of nurses who graduated during her tenure; and in future generations who will study here with a world-class faculty and a state-of-the-art facility.”

Dr. Remsburg had been dean at UNCG since 2013. Over the course of her career, she held academic positions at the Eastern Kentucky University School of Nursing, UNCG School of Nursing, and the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing and School of Medicine. Prior to her arrival at UNCG, Dr. Remsburg served as associate dean of the College of Health and Human Services, School of Nursing at George Mason University in Virginia.

Dr. Remsburg was a past president of the National Gerontological Nursing Association, and a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, the National Gerontological Nursing Association, and the Gerontological Society of America. She maintained an active presence in national initiatives to improve the care and well-being of older adults and directed a program of research to address healthcare needs of older adults. She was a longstanding member of the Advancing Excellence in Long-term Care Collaborative and a member of the steering committee for the Advancing Excellence in America’s Nursing Homes Campaign. She was a graduate of the 2015 AACN-Wharton Executive Leadership Program.

In lieu of flowers, friends and colleagues are asked to consider honoring Robin Remsburg with a memorial to UNCG’s School of Nursing endowment fund ( or by mail Attention: Kathy Bush, P.O. Box 26170, Greensboro, NC 27402) or to the charity of choice.

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