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SON Partners with Lineberger Cancer Center to Launch Susan D. Flynn Oncology Nursing Fellowship Program

June 13, 2016 | In Development, Education, IPE, Students Tags:

In partnership with the N.C. Cancer Hospital, the fellowship program will immerse undergraduate nursing students in applied oncology training.

UNC-Chapel Hill’s first Susan D. Flynn Oncology Nursing Fellows have begun a six-week immersive program intended to stimulate the career interest and professional development of potential oncology nurses. Austin Cole and Morgan Reddick, both undergraduate students at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Nursing, comprise the inaugural fellowship class.

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SON Recognizes Alumni and Donors at Spring Event

May 6, 2016 | In Alumni, Awards, Development, News

The SON hosted its annual Alumni Award and Donor Recognition Ceremony on a beautiful spring Saturday in April. Alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends of the School gathered in Chapel Hill to celebrate the achievements of colleagues and classmates, and to offer thanks for the generosity of donors who make critical professorships, scholarships, facility upgrades and much more possible for the School through the SON’s Foundation.

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SON’s Military Affiliated Group Gathers for End of Year Celebration

April 22, 2016 | In Development, Events, Service, Students Tags:

The SON’s military-affiliated students, staff, faculty, alumni and friends got together to celebrate the final weeks of the spring semester last Thursday. Tommy Johnson, who recently established four scholarships to honor his military heroes and assist our military students, was on hand to offer some words of wisdom and encouragement.

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Freund Creates Fund to Support Nurse Practitioner Program History

March 22, 2016 | In Development, Education, Faculty

When the SON’s Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Program launched in 1970, it was not only the first NP program in the state, but was also among the first FNP programs in the country. Dean Emerita Cynthia Freund, who was heavily involved in the early days of the program, recently created a new fund to support work to preserve and document this important milestone in SON history.

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SON Receives Prestigious Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Nursing Scholars Grant to Prepare PhD Nurses

February 22, 2016 | In Development, Education, News, Research

Sizeable matching private donations from School alumna Carolyn London BSN ’56 and the Carl Swisher Foundation help bring grant to North Carolina.

The UNC School of Nursing is one of only 32 schools of nursing nationwide to receive a grant to increase the number of nurses holding PhDs. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Future of Nursing Scholars program will provide financial support, mentoring, and leadership development to nurses who commit to earn their PhDs in three years.

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