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Roscigno Receives 2016 Student Undergraduate Teaching Award

April 20, 2016 | In Awards, Education, Faculty, Teaching

Hats off to Assistant Professor Cecilia Roscigno, PhD, RN, CNRN  for receiving a 2016 Student Undergraduate Teaching Award! Recipients were selected from nominations made by undergraduate students for “demonstrated teaching excellence, success in positively affecting a broad spectrum of students both in and outside of the classroom, and creation of a dynamic learning environment.”

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Artist-in-Residence This Week

March 28, 2016 | In Education, Events, Faculty, Global Health, Outreach, Practice, Staff, Students

Through a grant from the Performing Arts Special Activities Fund and the generosity of our Alpha Alpha Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, actor Megan Cole served as the inaugural artist-in-residence at the School of Nursing the week of March 28th for a series of special performances and seminars aimed at improving health care through the humanities and performing arts. 

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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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The Nurturer and the Researcher

March 7, 2016 | In Alumni, Education

Nicoleta Constantin BSN ’07 is part of a generation of Romanians that found opportunities outside of Romania after the fall of communism. In her life in the United States, she has performed groundbreaking biochemistry research in the lab of Duke Nobel Prize winner Paul Modrich, but she found her calling when she became a pediatric nurse at North Carolina Children’s Hospital.

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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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A Powerful Nurse—Fay Casell Smith (1959–2016)

February 19, 2016 | In Education, News

Today we learned of the passing of Ms. Fay Casell Smith, RN, MSN, FNP, one of our treasured preceptors. Since 2008, Fay faithfully and effectively taught many of our graduate students in our Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program.  In her one-on-one teaching Fay guided students as they connected their coursework with their care of patients. She was beloved by every student and faculty member whom she encountered.

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SON Faculty Collaborate to Refresh RN Refresher Program

January 29, 2016 | In Education, News, Outreach, Teaching

For 26 years, the UNC School of Nursing has served the state and the profession by providing the RN Refresher Program in collaboration with North Carolina AHEC and the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education. The aim of the program is to speed the return of registered nurses to the workforce after a period of time off.

In recent months, many School of Nursing faculty have been involved in a two-year effort to give the Refresher Program its own comprehensive refreshing.

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