Holly Wei, PhD, RN

East Carolina University
College of Nursing
Greenville, NC
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Dr. Wei is currently a tenure-track faculty at East Carolina University College of Nursing. She teaches the Graduate Nursing Leadership Concentration. The courses that she’s taught include: Financial Management for Nurse Managers and Executives, Human Resources Management, Foundation of Leadership, Nurse Leadership and Clinical Administration Practicum. Dr. Wei was recently inducted as a guest professor at the Qingdao University School of Nursing.

Dr. Wei received her PhD in Nursing from the School of Nursing at UNC Chapel Hill. Her doctoral advisor was Dr. Kristen Swanson, the theorist of the Swanson Caring Theory, and post-doctoral advisor was Dr. Jean Watson, the founder of Watson’s Theory of Human Caring.

Her research foci are healthcare caring culture, leadership development, nursing healthy work environment, and supportive care for families and children with life-limiting illnesses. She was awarded Research Awards and grants for her studies “Making Caring Visible” by the North Carolina Nurses Association (NCNA) Triangle Region, “Caring from an interprofessional perspective” by the East Carolina University College of Nursing, “Caring for parents and children with congenital heart disease” by the Hope Heart Institute, Washington.

She currently serves on the research and scholarship committee at her college and the Budget Committee in her University. She is on the advisory board and the Chair of the Research Committee of the NCNA Triangle Region.