UNC Welcomes Dean Peragallo Montano

In an official ceremony hosted by Chancellor Carol Folt, UNC-Chapel Hill welcomed Dean Nilda (Nena) Peragallo Montano to Carolina and the School of Nursing community yesterday. Members of the faculty and staff joined current students, retired faculty, alumni, campus officials and local media at the event, which was held at the Carolina Club at the George Watts Hill Alumni Center on campus. Chancellor Folt highlighted the pioneering spirit that has been a hallmark of Carolina Nursing throughout its history, claiming many firsts in nursing education in North Carolina and in … Continued

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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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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

Soltis-Jarrett Takes on State Mental Health with New Grants, Projects

The School of Nursing is excited to announce four grants and projects that, under the direction of Ross Distinguished Professor Victoria Soltis-Jarrett, contribute to the psychiatric and mental health needs of North Carolina. Professor Soltis-Jarrett said the projects are in honor of Carol and Coleman Ross—who established the distinguished professorship Soltis-Jarrett was awarded—for their continued support of mental health nursing in North Carolina.   The projects aim to increase access to psychiatric services, engage the community with the School of Nursing’s strategies, and improve health literacy in the state in … Continued

Havens Elected Chair of ANCC International Magnet Commission for Second Time

Hats off to Professor Donna Havens, PhD, RN, FAAN who was recently elected to a second two-year term as Chairperson of the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s International Magnet Recognition Program®.  The Magnet program recognizes health care organizations for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice. Consumers rely on Magnet designation as a credential for high quality nursing. The Commission on Magnet, which Dr. Havens will again chair, sets policy and processes for Magnet recognition and, after extensive review, selects organizations for recognition through this credential worldwide.

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Jenerette Receives 2017 SNRS Award for Research in Minority Health

Congratulations to Associate Professor Coretta Jenerette, PhD, RN, who has been selected to receive the 2017 Southern Nursing Research Society Award for Research in Minority Health for her highly esteemed work with individuals living with sickle cell. The award will be presented at the SNRS Annual Conference Awards Luncheon on Friday, February 24, 2017. Well done, Dr. Jenerette!

Mayer to Serve as Panelist at White House Event

Professor Deborah Mayer, PhD, RN, AOCN, FAAN has been invited to serve as a panelist at a Community Oncology event hosted at the White House on Wednesday, January 11.The event, which is part of the White House Making Health Care Better Series and held on behalf of the Cancer Moonshot, will focus on improving innovation and access to quality cancer care in the community health setting. Panels will explore the unique aspects of community oncology, including cancer disparities, survivorship and support services, advancing clinical trials and innovative models of care … Continued

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Black’s Book Wins 2016 AJN Book of the Year Award, First Place in Palliative Care/Hospice Category

Sincere congratulations to Associate Professor Beth Black, PhD, RN, whose book Perinatal and Pediatric Bereavement for Nursing and Other Health Professions (Springer Press) recently won a 2016 American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year award, claiming first place in the Palliative Care/Hospice category. Dr. Black co-edited the book with Rana Limbo, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN of the Gunderson Health System and Patricia Wright, PhD, CRNP, ACNS-BC, CHPN, CNE of the University of Scranton. “It was truly a labor of love,” said Black of the project, which was designed to fill a gap in the literature for health care providers working with … Continued

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Welcome Dean Peragallo Montano!

A very warm welcome to Nilda (Nena) Peragallo Montano, DrPH, RN, FAAN, who assumed the leadership of the UNC School of Nursing on January 3rd as it’s seventh dean. Dean Peragallo Montano comes to us by way of the University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies, where she was dean and professor. For more information on Dr. Peragallo Montano, please see the announcement of her selection here. Welcome, Nena! We’re delighted you’re here and look forward to working with you!

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In Memory and Hope, Bev Foster Endows “Dhillon’s Gift”

On December 6, 2002, Dhillon Jordan Shah was born a brown-haired, brown-eyed, pink-cheeked baby boy. He came home, but a few days later, was rushed back to the emergency room at UNC Hospitals where he was diagnosed with hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Surrounded by his family’s love and hope, Dhillon’s imperfect—but mighty—heart underwent what would become the first of many surgeries. In the waiting room, Bev Foster sat vigil not as associate professor and director of the UNC-Chapel Hill undergraduate nursing program, but as Dhillon’s maternal grandmother. After his surgery, … Continued

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