News and Events

SON featured at NCNA event

April 21, 2017 | In Education, Events, Faculty

The School of Nursing was featured at Tuesday’s Nursing Advocacy Day, hosted by the North Carolina Nurses Association. Our undergraduate, graduate students, and faculty spent the day in Raleigh with over 700 nurses and nursing students from all over the state, where they learned about current legislative issues and legislative advocacy.

Great work to all who attended, and thank you for representing the School of Nursing!


SON’s Women’s Health Interest Group Hosts Reading: Lovie: the Story of Southern Midwife

April 12, 2017 | In Events, Faculty, Staff, Students

Join the SON’s Women’s Health Interest Group and UNC Birth Partners volunteer doula program for a reading by Lisa Yarger from her book Lovie: the story of a southern midwife and an unlikely friendship — a beautiful telling of a rural midwife’s life and the special long-term relationship that Lisa enjoyed with her.

April 19, 5:30-7:30 PM
Fox Auditorium

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SON Honors Alumni, Donors at Luncheon Tomorrow

April 7, 2017 | In Alumni, Awards, Events

The School of Nursing Alumni Association and Foundation join forces tomorrow to honor alumni and friends for their distinguished service to the School, the community, and the profession.

For more information about tomorrow’s luncheon and the awards being presented, please click here.


SON students at NSNA convention

April 7, 2017 | In Education, Events

Congratulations and good luck to School of Nursing students Fatima Domagtoy, Sara Planer, Angela Johnson, Ashleigh Luttrell, and Laura Haulsee, who are spending the week in Dallas at the National Student Nurses’ Association’s Annual Convention. The convention aims to enhance students’ academic and clinical skills while networking at social events with nursing leaders. We hope our students are enjoying this opportunity to learn about the profession on a national and international scale!


Oppewal recipient of APPLES award

April 7, 2017 | In Awards, Events, Faculty

Huge congratulations to Sonda Oppewal, PhD, RN, APHN-BC, who was honored last Friday as a recipient of APPLES Teaching Excellence Award. The award recognizes the contributions of faculty members in integrating academic coursework with community service for undergraduate students.

Sonda created the course “Health Care in Global Context,” in which she leads a group of students to spend a week in Tyrell County, North Carolina examining residents’ health. Congratulations, Sonda!


Durham testimony at bioMérieux opening

April 7, 2017 | In Events, Faculty

Carol Durham, EdD, RN, ANEF, FAAN, provided a patient testimonial as a sepsis survivor at last week’s bioMérieux ribbon cutting of the newest state-of-the-art production line in Durham, NC. bioMérieux develops and produces in vitro diagnostic solutions and is the world leader in clinical microbiology, contributing to the quality for patient care and the safety of consumers.

Congratulations, Carol! She is pictured third from left.