Student Summer Travel to Spain

Over the summer, six undergraduate nursing students, Antonio Hernandez Blanco, Lilian Bravo, Olivia Jaouhari, Leslie Morales, Maria Ruiz, and Araceli Rodriguez, traveled to Spain with Dr. Marcia Van Riper for two weeks to attend an international summer school program offered by the Universidad de Navarra in Pamplona, Spain.While there, they attended classes on topics such as the Spanish National Health System, nursing education, research and service in Spain, and the promotion of health and healthy environments. They also visited a variety of clinical sites and participated in a number of cultural activities. … Continued

UNCSON and Well Care Home Health Announce First Well Care Home Health Leadership Scholar

The UNC School of Nursing welcomed the inaugural Well Care Home Health Leadership Scholar, Brandi Robinson, to its Clinical Nurse Leaders program on August 22. Ms. Robinson marks the first scholar to enter the innovative public-private program designed to prepare nurse leaders for the home health industry. The Scholars Program was established in August 2016 as a partnership between the School and Well Care Home Health, an effort funded by Well Care Home Health. “Well Care is thrilled to welcome Ms. Robinson into the Scholars Program as we continue our … Continued

Sherwood to Speak at Emerging Global Leader Institute

Dr. Gwen Sherwood, Professor and Associate Dean for Practice and Global Initiatives, will be featured as one of the speakers at this year’s Emerging Global Leader Institute, a conference hosted by the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), and focused on developing global healthcare leaders. The conference will be held from 26-29 September 2017 in Washington, D.C., and Nurses can earn up to 19 continuing nursing education (CNE) contact hours by attending this event. Presentation topics include understanding and measuring global health, the global economy, global health workforce planning, safety … Continued

SON Welcomes Home First Class of Study Abroad Students

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. As part of the exchange program, Jonkoping University will send two students to the SON in fall 2017. Named to honor Dean Emeritus Linda Cronenwett, the Cronenwett Global Health … Continued

Oncology Nursing Fellowship Program

Mr. Fred Flynn started the Susan D. Flynn Oncology Nursing Fellowship in 2016 at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center to honor his late wife, Susan who died with ovarian cancer. The program was designed to stimulate and foster professional development in oncology nursing among rising seniors at the UNC School of Nursing. The six-week program includes both inpatient and outpatient experiences, working closely with oncology nurses to better understand the nurses’ role with symptom management, clinical trials, and best practices in providing supportive care services. More information about his program can be found here.   Mr. … Continued

Wilmoth Appointed Executive Dean | Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

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. An experienced oncology nurse with a program of research in psychosocial oncology, Dr. Wilmoth is noted for having established highly distinguished dual careers in academia and the military for more than 35 years. Dr. Wilmoth presently serves on the faculty at Georgia State University’s Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions, a … Continued

Kayama visit finalizes relationship with St. Luke’s International University

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. She will give a presentation titled “Process and Prospects” about the DNP program St. Luke’s is working on establishing. Their DNP program is the first in Japan, and School of Nursing Professor SeonAe Yeo is leading the effort in its launch. Dr. Kayama’s visit will further the relationship between St. Luke’s and the School of Nursing, whose formal cooperation began last fall … Continued

Alderman, Durham Present Interprofessional Work at IMSH

This week, Assistant Professor Jennifer Alderman and Professor Carol Durham, EdD, RN, ANEF, FAAN attended the Society for Simulation in Healthcare’s annual International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare in Orlando. They presented their work titled The Heart of the Matter: Improving Communication and Collaboration Through Interprofessional Education. Sincere congratulations to Carol, who served on a thought-leaders in simulation panel. She also won a Presidential Citation from the President of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare for her work in advancing simulation in interprofessional education. Many thanks to these women for representing the School … Continued

UNC PhD students Tran and Kimball receive RWJF Future of Nursing Scholars grant

Allie Tran, BSN, RN, and Amber Kimball, BSN, RN, are the 2016 recipients of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Nursing Scholars grant, which will provide funding, mentoring and leadership development as they pursue their PhDs at the UNC School of Nursing. The School is one of only 32 schools in the country to receive the prestigious grant, whose mission is to increase the number of nurses holding PhDs. The program was initiated after the Institute of Medicine recommended that the U.S. double the number of nurses with doctorate degrees … Continued

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

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. In August 2016, the UNC School of Nursing will introduce the Well Care Home Health Leadership Scholars Program, the result of an innovative new partnership with North Carolina-based Well Care Home Health, a leader in health care for in-home post-acute patients. Funded … Continued