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. She spent the next 18 years dedicating her life to this school, making it the first in the state to offer a bachelor’s, master’s, and PhD in nursing. Click here to continue reading the article by Alyssa LaFaro.
A very warm welcome to Nilda (Nena) Peragallo Montano, DrPH, RN, FAAN, who assumed the leadership of the UNC School of Nursing on January 3rd as it’s seventh dean. Dean Peragallo Montano comes to us by way of the University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies, where she was dean and professor. For more information on Dr. Peragallo Montano, please see the announcement of her selection here. Welcome, Nena! We’re delighted you’re here and look forward to working with you!
Chancellor Carol Folt announced Wednesday afternoon that Dr. Nilda (Nena) Peragallo Montano has been selected as the new dean for the UNC School of Nursing. She will begin January 1, 2017. Peragallo Montano is currently dean and professor for the University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies; professor on the graduate faculty at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile School of Nursing and adjunct professor at Australian Catholic University in North Sydney. “We are pleased to welcome Nena Peragallo Montano as the dean of the School of Nursing,” said Executive Vice … Continued
Interim Dean Donna Havens, PhD, RN, FAAN, is in Atlanta Georgia this week to fulfill her duties as Chair of the Commission on Magnet at the Annual ANCC Magnet Conference, October 7-9. The Magnet Recognition Program® recognizes healthcare organizations for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice. Globally, consumers rely on the Magnet designation of healthcare organizations as a credential for high quality nursing. In 2010, Havens was selected by the ANA Board to serve as a member of the Magnet Commission which oversees and sets standards and policies for … Continued
On May 7, the School of Nursing welcomed U.S. Representative Renee Ellmers for a roundtable lunch with students and a human simulation demonstration. Don Curtis, chair of the UNC Board of Trustees External Relations committee, accompanied the congresswoman during her visit to Carolina. Before being elected to congress in 2010, Rep. Ellmers served as a registered nurse for more than twenty-one years, both as a surgical intensive care nurse and working with her husband in their general surgery practice in Dunn, North Carolina. Interim Dean Donna Havens and Associate Dean … Continued
Donna S. Havens, PhD, RN, FAAN, interim dean and professor at the UNC School of Nursing, was honored with the Visionary Pioneer Award during the University of Maryland School of Nursing 125th anniversary gala on April 18. Dr. Havens, who received a PhD from the University of Maryland School of Nursing, is one of 25 nursing alumni selected from throughout the school’s 125-year history to receive the inaugural award. She was selected because of her distinctive service to the field of nursing and health care. “It was a great honor … Continued
Interim Dean Donna S. Havens, PhD, RN, FAAN, has been named the third most influential dean of nursing in the United States by the Mometrix Test Preparation blog. Nursing deans were ranked using a points system based on a wide variety of data, including awards, ‘Top 10’ rankings, NIH funding, NCLEX passing percentage, and much more. Here’s what was written about Dr. Havens: Dr. Donna S. Havens may be an interim Dean at UNC, but that hasn’t kept her from having an impact on the nursing community. Dr. Havens developed the … Continued
UNC provost James W. Dean, Jr. has named professor Donna S. Havens, PhD, RN, FAAN, of the UNC Chapel Hill School of Nursing as Interim Dean of the School, pending approval from the Board of Governors. Dr. Havens will begin on July 1 after Dean Kristen M. Swanson, PhD, RN, FAAN, steps down as Dean. “With Dean Swanson at the helm, the School has launched new degree programs, strengthened its relationship with UNC Hospitals, and opened new faculty practice sites,” Dr. Havens said. “During this transition, I will partner with the School … Continued