Meet The 2014 Jonas Scholars: Kayoll Galbraith and Lauren Hamilton

Kayoll V. Galbraith and Lauren Hamilton have been selected as 2014 Jonas Scholars. The Barbara and Donald Jonas Family Fund started the Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence in 2006 with the goal of deploying philanthropy to improve healthcare through nursing. They created scholarships to support doctoral nursing students and promising nursing faculty who have the potential to become leaders in their field. The Center is the largest program addressing the nation’s dire shortage of nursing faculty. Galbraith, BSN, RN, joins Nakia Best, RN, MSN, as a Jonas Nurse Leaders Scholar. As part of the scholarship, Galbraith … Continued

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Ashley Leak Bryant Selected For Emerging Scholars Forum

The selection committee for the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing Emerging Scholars Forum, impressed with the quality of assistant professor Ashley Leak Bryant’s application, selected her as one of their 2014 scholars. The forum is designed to foster a strong foundation for faculty, post-doctoral scholars, and graduate students who are embarking on a career in research. Dr. Bryant will present her research “Longitudinal Assessment of Symptoms, Functional Status, and Quality of Life in Adults with Acute Myeloid Leukemia.” Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a form of cancer that impacts blood and … Continued

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Welcome to Our New Students!

This week the SON welcomed 74 MSN students, 3 PMSN students, 9 PhD students, and 30 DNP students to School. This class of DNP students includes the first cohort of BSN to DNP students. We also welcomed a new post-doctoral fellow and 12 Visiting International Scholars who came from all over the world to study with our faculty. To our new students, we are glad you chose the SON for the next step in your education. The SON staff and faculty are looking forward to getting to know you and working … Continued

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First Quality Enterprises Establishes Graduate Nursing Scholarship

First Quality Enterprises, a long term collaborator with the School of Nursing, has established a unique scholarship to be awarded  to a graduate nursing student each year. The organization is excited to announce MSN student Lauren Parrish, RN, BSN ’08, as the inaugural scholar. “First Quality is a premier health care company,” said Technical Service Director Jim Minetola. “We are passionate about delivering products and programs of the highest quality to improve health outcomes in the markets we serve. This scholarship is a partnership with UNC, who we know has the … Continued

Research4NC Gives Clinicians Easy Access to UNC Research

A website based out of UNC’s Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention called Research4NC is making resources developed at UNC available to clinicians and practitioners. The goal of the site is to be a “one-stop shop” for health professionals who are seeking to incorporate evidence-based methods into their practice. Resources included in the site adhere to best practice recommendations and have been evaluated for efficacy and usefulness in a real-world practice environment. The resources are packaged into a simple, ready-to-use format and most of the materials health professionals need to implement them can … Continued

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Research4NC Gives Clinicians Easy Access to UNC Research

A website based out of UNC’s Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention called Research4NC is making resources developed at UNC available to clinicians and practitioners. The goal of the site is to be a “one-stop shop” for health professionals who are seeking to incorporate evidence-based methods into their practice. Resources included in the site adhere to best practice recommendations and have been evaluated for efficacy and usefulness in a real-world practice environment. The resources are packaged into a simple, ready-to-use format and most of the materials health professionals need to implement them can … Continued

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CCNE to Conduct Accreditation Visit at the SON

In Fall 2014, the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Nursing will seek initial accreditation of the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and Post Master’s Certificate programs from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). CCNE, which is a national nursing accrediting organization and recognized by the US Secretary of Education, will perform an onsite evaluation of the DNP program and Post Masters Certificate programs on October 6-8, 2014. As members of the School’s constituency and community of interest, we invite you to submit comments to CCNE at the address provided below. We … Continued

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Meg Zomorodi Named a Macy Faculty Scholar

Clinical associate professor Meg Zomorodi, PhD, RN, CNL, is one of six health professionals from across the country selected to be a 2014 Macy Faculty Scholar. The program, supported by the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, aims to identify and nurture the careers of educational innovators in medicine and nursing. Each medical and nursing institution in the United States is allowed to nominate only one faculty member per year. Dr. Zomorodi was selected from a national pool of 91 medical and nursing educators. She was chosen due to her accomplishments as an … Continued

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Beth Lamanna Receives UNC Healthcare Faculty of the Year Award

In a ceremony held at the North Carolina Cancer Hospital, clinical assistant professor Beth Lamanna, RN, MPH, WHNP, received the 2014 UNC Healthcare Faculty of the Year award. The award recognizes her exemplary collaboration with UNC-H nurses and her ongoing commitment to excellent nursing education. “Her passion for nursing and nursing education is infectious,” said Dr. Cheryl Jones, PhD, RN, FAAN, chair of the Division of Health Care Environments. “Her commitment to and belief in nurses’ contributions to quality care are also evident to others.” Ms. Lamanna teaches several courses at the … Continued

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Coretta Jenerette Awarded Funding for Conference on Sickle Cell Disease

Coretta Jenerette, PhD, RN, CNE, received an R13 conference grant funded by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities. The grant will be put towards improving the health of individuals and their families living with sickle cell disease (SCD) in North Carolina. During the two-day conference, Dr. Jenerette and her colleagues will also encourage more nurses to become trained as sickle cell experts in North Carolina. Dr. Jenerette became interested in SCD as a staff nurse when she noticed how patients with SCD were treated in response to … Continued