News and Events

VIS gather with mentors over lunch

April 21, 2017 | In Dean, Education, Events

On April 4, six of the School of Nursing’s eight Visiting International Scholars gathered with their mentors over lunch to discuss not just their current research, but to share stories about themselves and the experiences they’ve had since coming to UNC.

Dean Pergallo Montano also stopped by to introduce herself and share her feelings on how important a global perspective truly is. There was lots of good food and even more laughter as scholars and faculty got to know each other through this exclusive social event.


Plan in place to create 2019 Curriculum

April 21, 2017 | In Dean, Education, Faculty

The School of Nursing Curriculum 2019 Steering Committee presented an update at the Faculty Forum on March 27th and at the Faculty Meeting on April 17, where they detailed a four-phase plan to create a new curriculum. Dean Peragallo Montano selected faculty to serve on Committee task forces to create the curriculum, which will begin Fall, 2019.


The Nursing Pioneer

March 15, 2017 | In Dean, News

In honor of Women’s History Month, UNC Research chose to highlight Elizabeth L. Kemble, founding dean of the UNC School of Nursing, for its Time+Tenacity series. After becoming dean in 1950, she recruited faculty, oversaw construction of a building and dormitories, and even handpicked the first class of students.

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Havens Chair at ANCC Commission

October 13, 2016 | In Dean, Development, Events, Leadership

Interim dean Donna Havens travelled to Orlando last week to fulfill her position as Chair of the Commission for this year’s American Nurses Credentialing Center Magnet Conference. In 2010, Donna was selected by the American Nurses Association to serve as a member of the Magnet Commission. In 2015, she was elected as Chair.

The conference hosts more than 9,000 nurses, nursing executives and health care professionals with the goal of advancing the best practices in nursing. The Magnet program recognizes organizations who succeed in this goal. UNC Hospitals is one of the recognized organizations.

The Conference unfortunately ended a day early due to Hurricane Matthew. Despite this, Donna led crucial conversations about revolutionary patient care and excellence in nursing. We’re so proud, Donna!