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!
Dr. Mami Kayama, Chairperson and Professor of the Graduate School of Nursing at St. Luke’s International University in Tokyo, Japan, will be visiting the UNC School of Nursing April 25th through 26th.
The Alpha Alpha Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International will host its new member induction ceremony on Sunday, April 23 from 2-3:00 p.m. in Koury Auditorium at UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School.
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.
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.
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!
This Saturday, April 8, Jean Davison, RN, DNP, FNP-BC will be speaking at the GO! Global Orientation on Culture + Ethics panel. The panel will cover opportunities both abroad and local. Check out the agenda for a full lineup and to register. Spots are filling quickly!
Faculty, don’t forget to participate in the upcoming Faculty Elections that were emailed out today, April 7th! Keep an eye out for a subject line that reads “Faculty Elections Ballot 2017.” Our three candidates are Meg Zomorodi, Megan Williams, and Anna Beeber. Good luck to all, and happy voting!
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!
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.