The School of Nursing welcomes home its first class of study abroad students this week! BSN students Harry Adams, Maddie Lewis, and Savannah Samuel were selected as the Cronenwett Global Health Scholars for 2017 and on May 8 traveled to Jonkoping University in Sweden with Dr. Eric Hodges to begin their five week global health program and earn nine credits towards their nursing degree.
Dean Nena Peragallo Montano announced Tuesday that Margaret C. “Peggy” Wilmoth, PhD, RN, FAAN has been selected the new executive dean and associate dean for academic affairs for the UNC School of Nursing. She will begin August 7, 2017.
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.
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 School of Nursing was featured at Tuesday’s Nursing Advocacy Day, hosted by the North Carolina Nurses Association. Our undergraduate, graduate students, and faculty spent the day in Raleigh with over 700 nurses and nursing students from all over the state, where they learned about current legislative issues and legislative advocacy.
Great work to all who attended, and thank you for representing the School of Nursing!
Dr. Mami Kayama, Chairperson and Professor of the Graduate School of Nursing at St. Luke’s International University in Tokyo, Japan, will be visiting the UNC School of Nursing April 25th through 26th.
Congratulations and good luck to School of Nursing students Fatima Domagtoy, Sara Planer, Angela Johnson, Ashleigh Luttrell, and Laura Haulsee, who are spending the week in Dallas at the National Student Nurses’ Association’s Annual Convention. The convention aims to enhance students’ academic and clinical skills while networking at social events with nursing leaders. We hope our students are enjoying this opportunity to learn about the profession on a national and international scale!
This Saturday, April 8, Jean Davison, RN, DNP, FNP-BC will be speaking at the GO! Global Orientation on Culture + Ethics panel. The panel will cover opportunities both abroad and local. Check out the agenda for a full lineup and to register. Spots are filling quickly!
Congratulations to Adria Spinelli, who was selected to be a Fogarty Global Health Fellow. This funding from the NIH will support Adria’s travel to Lima, Peru where she hopes to conduct research describing factors relevant to the design and delivery of a mental health care for caregivers of children with asthma. Good luck Adria!