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School of Nursing Well Represented at APHA Expo

November 3, 2016 | In Education, Events, Faculty

This year’s Annual Meeting and Expo for the American Public Health Association, which took place Oct. 29 through Nov. 2, featured many of our own students and faculty who had the opportunity to share their research in front of more than 12,000 health care peers from across the nation. The theme of this year’s conference was “Creating the Healthiest Nation: Ensuring the Right to Health.”

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Save the Date: Health & Humanities Exchange Conference

October 28, 2016 | In Events, Faculty, Students

Announcing the Health & Humanities Exchange Conference
November 11-12, 2016
Hyde Hall, Institute for Arts & Humanities

The Health and Humanities Exchange (HHEX) is a SON-sponsored event that will spotlight health-related research and education initiatives at UNC-CH, Duke, Wake Forest, and other regional programs that draw upon the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. This event will introduce faculty and students to research going on at UNC and beyond, provide a space for generative conversation, and foster collaboration in future initiatives. An additional aim of this meeting is to consider ways to collaborate across CHCI members, with the North Carolina centers taking an active leadership role.

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Havens Chair at ANCC Commission

October 13, 2016 | In Dean, Development, Events, Leadership

Interim dean Donna Havens travelled to Orlando last week to fulfill her position as Chair of the Commission for this year’s American Nurses Credentialing Center Magnet Conference. In 2010, Donna was selected by the American Nurses Association to serve as a member of the Magnet Commission. In 2015, she was elected as Chair.

The conference hosts more than 9,000 nurses, nursing executives and health care professionals with the goal of advancing the best practices in nursing. The Magnet program recognizes organizations who succeed in this goal. UNC Hospitals is one of the recognized organizations.

The Conference unfortunately ended a day early due to Hurricane Matthew. Despite this, Donna led crucial conversations about revolutionary patient care and excellence in nursing. We’re so proud, Donna!

 


In Their Skin: The Baggage of Body Image

October 12, 2016 | In Events

One of our very own ABSN students will be sharing her personal story during a panel discussion on body image hosted by UNC Health Care’s Medicine Service Diversity Council on October 18. Deanna Babcock is a 3rd semester ABSN student who also works as a certified nursing assistant in the Medicine Progressive Care Unit at UNC Hospitals.

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