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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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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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