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“Ah-Ha” Moments: the Senich Fund, Genotypes and Internet Addiction

November 21, 2016 | In Development, Make Your Gift, News, the Genomic Era Conference

Patients had questions: “we don’t know” wasn’t an answer Barbara Senich, BSN ’79 liked to give. “I knew there had to be a better way,” she said, and she never stopped looking for it. “Fast forward 20 years or so, and we began to see the human genome decoded,” Senich said. “As scientists and clinicians began to explore the implications of these advances, it was clear that causes for conditions once considered unknowable would someday be understood. It was a great ‘ah-ha’ moment for me.” And it was a great moment for Carolina Nursing.

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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!

 


In Memory and Hope, Bev Foster Endows “Dhillon’s Gift”

September 15, 2016 | In Development, Faculty, News

On December 6, 2002, Dhillon Jordan Shah was born a brown-haired, brown-eyed, pink-cheeked baby boy. He came home, but a few days later, was rushed back to the emergency room at UNC Hospitals where he was diagnosed with hypoplastic left heart syndrome.

Surrounded by his family’s love and hope, Dhillon’s imperfect—but mighty—heart underwent what would become the first of many surgeries. In the waiting room, Bev Foster sat vigil not as associate professor and director of the UNC-Chapel Hill undergraduate nursing program, but as Dhillon’s maternal grandmother.

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SON Celebrates 2nd Best Fundraising Year Ever in 2016

September 13, 2016 | In Development

More than $3,600,000 in private gifts and grants were raised to support the people and work of the School of Nursing in 2016.

These gifts have already had a tremendous impact on the lives of students and faculty at the School of Nursing, and will go on to affect patients and their families for years to come.

Our wonderful constituents give back to help secure the excellence that is the hallmark of Carolina Nursing for future generations of SON graduates and the patients they will serve.

Our sincere THANKS to all who support us for making the last year one for the books!

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Announcing the M. Vivian Baker Expendable Fund for Graduate Student Support

September 2, 2016 | In Alumni, Development, News, Research, Students

Before Nora Warshawsky earned her PhD from the UNCSON in 2011, she was a multi-tasking full-time graduate student who taught for four years in the classroom and clinic, served as graduate student representative to the University, pursued her own research, traveled to professional conferences and cultivated an off-campus network of like-minded colleagues.

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Advancing Quality of Life in Vulnerable Populations: The First Quality Care Summit

September 1, 2016 | In Development, Leadership, News, Patient Care

From the halls of research to the bedside, Carolina Nursing faculty embrace the nitty-gritty of real-world care and are fearless in their pursuit of new knowledge that will lead to best care practices. In June they joined longstanding partner in this pursuit, First Quality®, to inaugurate a Care Summit to address current challenges to patient care and how best to solve them.

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UNCSON and Well Care Home Health Join to Create Unique Education-Practice Partnership

August 15, 2016 | In Development, Education, Interprofessional, Leadership, News, Practice, Students, Teaching

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing teams up with leading home health provider to establish the Well Care Home Health Leadership Scholars Program—a program funded through gifts to the UNC School of Nursing Foundation to prepare nurse leaders for the home health industry.

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