Hubbell to Receive AANP Award

Congratulations to Professor Sara Hubbell, DNP, RN, NP-C who has been selected to receive the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) 2017 State Award for Nurse Practitioner Advocate. She will be honored at an awards ceremony this June in Philadelphia. The Advocate Award, established in 1993, recognizes a nurse practitioner from each state who has made a significant contribution toward increasing awareness and recognition of nurse practitioners. Dr. Hubbell is Immediate Past Chair of the Council of Nurse Practitioners of the North Carolina Nurses Association and heavily involved in legislative initiatives that affect … Continued

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Giscombe recognized at Stony Brook alumni award ceremony

Hats off to Cheryl Giscombe, PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC, who was honored at Stony Brook University’s annual 40 under Forty award ceremony on January 31 in New York City. The event honors 40 Stony Brook alumni who have used their degree to better their community, and Cheryl was recognized along with a cohort of scientists, health professionals, social activists, entrepreneurs, and more. Congratulations, Cheryl!

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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

SON Hosts 3rd Annual White Coat Ceremony

The School of Nursing hosted its third annual White Coat Ceremony on Sunday, September 25 at Memorial Hall on Carolina’s campus, welcoming first year students in the School’s BSN programs to the profession. The students were joined by faculty, staff and administrators of the School, along with family and friends for the ceremonial occasion, which is held at the beginning of each academic year to initiate new students in the BSN and the accelerated BSN programs to nursing and to emphasize humanistic, patient-centered care. Interim Dean Donna Havens presided over … Continued

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SON Hosts Hillman Scholars Program Annual Meeting

The UNC School of Nursing was pleased to host the annual meeting of the nation’s prestigious Hillman Scholars Program in Nursing Innovation last week. The Scholars Program was established by the Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation in 2010 to identify and prepare — swiftly — the next generation of nurse scientists and scholars. Offered only at the universities of North Carolina, Michigan and Pennsylvania, the highly selective program is designed to furnish Hillman Scholars with BSN and PhD degrees in fewer than six years. The theme of this year’s meeting … Continued

Join us for the 2nd Annual Astrike Symposium!

Please join the SON community on Tuesday, May 24 from 4:00–6:00 p.m. in the Genome Sciences Building for the 2nd annual Charles and Colleen Astrike Symposium in Healthcare Solutions, presented by the UNC School of Nursing and the Hillman Scholars for Nursing Innovation. The symposium was established by the family of Charlie and Colleen Astrike to honor the lives and memory of their parents and to inspire high-level discussion about patient safety among nurses. Their motivation is highly personal: following Colleen’s hospitalization in 2012, the family struggled to get the nurses or doctors in charge of her care … Continued

Categories: Alumni, Development, Events

SON Hosts Tribute to, Establishes Fund to Honor Elizabeth Tornquist

Gray skies and chilly spring temperatures gave way to warm sunshine just in time for the SON’s celebration of Elizabeth Tornquist—”ET” to all who knew her here—on Tuesday night. A crowd of current and former faculty and staff, alumni, Tornquist family and friends gathered in Fox Auditorium to pay tribute to the life and work that affected so many so positively. An editor of uncanny insight and skill, Tornquist mentored SON faculty, indeed nursing faculty the world over, to unprecedented success in grant funding and publication. “Nursing was her special cause — and thanks God … Continued

You’re Invited: LeVine Family Professorship Celebration

Please plan to join the School of Nursing community as we celebrate the establishment of the Melissa and Harry LeVine Family Professorship in Quality of Life, Health Promotion and Wellness at the UNC School of Nursing. Cheryl Woods Giscombe, PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC, has been appointed the first LeVine Professor and will join the LeVine family in offering remarks.  

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You’re Invited: Alumni and Student Mentor Mixer

Become a Mentor The School of Nursing Office of Alumni Affairs and the SON Undergraduate Student Governance Council invite you to take part in the Second Annual Alumni and Student Mentor Mixer on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at Carrington Hall at 10:00AM. This event is part of the Council’s “Get Hired” series, which focuses on transitioning students to professional careers. All alumni and students are invited to sign up to be mentors or mentees! The mixer will be a time of networking, giving the students the opportunity to meet SON … Continued

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Gala to Commemorate Healing with CAARE’s 20th Year

The Jeanne Lucas Education and Wellness Center Leadership Awards Gala will take place on Friday, December 4 to commemorate Healing with CAARE, Inc.’s 20th year of service to Durham, NC and the surrounding communities. The newly appointed U.S. Deputy Surgeon General, Dr. Sylvia Trent-Adams, will serve as keynote speaker. Dr. Trent-Adams is a registered nurse and the Chief Nursing Officer for the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps. CAARE is a nurse-founded and managed health center, a clinical site for SON students including undergraduate/public health, psychiatric mental health NP, and DNP students, … Continued

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