Jacobson Vann to Present Poster at Institut Pasteur

Best of luck to Julie Jacobson Vann, PhD, RN, MS, who will be presenting her poster “Patient Reminder and Recall Interventions to Improve Immunization Rates at the International Society of Vaccines Annual Congress. The conference will be held at the Institut Pasteur in Paris, France, from Oct. 5 to 8, 2017. Julie will also present on this project at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting on Nov. 7 in Atlanta, Georgia. Congratulations and best of luck, Julie!

Categories: Faculty, Global Health

Wagner to Serve on CNEA Board

Congratulations to Jennie Wagner, EDD, RN, MBA, MSN, IBCLC, who was selected to serve a two-year term on the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation Board of Commissioners. Best of luck, Jennie!

Categories: Faculty

Alexander Assumes Presidency of National League for Nursing

This is a picture of Dr. Rumay Alexander

The School of Nursing proudly congratulates Dr. Rumay Alexander as she takes over the role of president of the National League for Nursing (NLN) through 2019. She has been serving as the organization’s president-elect since 2015. The following is an excerpt from the news release put out by the NLN. G. Rumay Alexander, EdD, RN, FAAN, the NLN’s president-elect since 2015, stepped into the president’s seat, beginning her two-year term of office, through 2019. Dr. Alexander is associate vice chancellor for diversity and inclusion/chief diversity officer and professor at the University of … Continued

Sherwood Receives STTI Founders Award

Congratulations to Gwen Sherwood, PhD, RN, FAAN, who has been selected to receive the 2017 Mary Tolle Wright Award for Excellence in Leadership, a Founders Award, by the Sigma Theta Tau International. The award recognizes Gwen for her visionary and innovative approach to nursing leadership, her enhancement of the image of nurses and the profession of nursing, her mentorship of other nurse professionals and leaders, and her international recognition as a nurse leader in education, practice, administration, and research. The STTI Founders Awards honor the six founding nurses of STTI and … Continued

Categories: Awards, Faculty, Leadership, News

Giscombe Co-PI on $1.9 Million Grant

Congratulations to Cheryl Giscombe, PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC, FAAN, as she will serve as co-principal investigator on a new HRSA grant called UNC-PrimeCare, in collaboration with the UNC School of Social Work. The $1.9 million grant will provide 20 second-year MSN PMHNP students with funding to engage in interprofessional didactic and clinical experiences with MSW students in rural and underserved settings in NC.

Zègre-Hemsey Receives AHA Award

Congratulations to Jessica Zègre-Hemsey, PhD, RN, who was selected to receive a Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing Early Career Travel Grant! The grant will allow her to attend the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2017 in Anaheim, California, in November. Congratulations, Jessica!

Categories: Awards, Events, Faculty

Palmer Elected Chair of CAPN

Congratulations to Carrie Palmer, DNP, RN, ANP-BC, CDE, who was elected Chair of the Commission on Advanced Practice Nursing! As chair, Carrie will also serve on the Board of Directors for the North Carolina Nurses Association. Way to go, Carrie, and thank you to all who voted for her!

Curriculum 2019 Update

The SON Curriculum 2019 Task Groups kicked off Phase II on Wednesday, August 30th. Our weekly meetings include reviewing Phase I assessment and planning information, large and small group work, and guest speakers. Ben Edwards, consultant to the Chancellor, joined us the first week to share and answer questions about The University Strategic Framework “The Blueprint for Next”. Scott Singleton, chair of the School of Pharmacy Curriculum Transformation Oversight Committee, joined us this week to share the School of Pharmacy’s curriculum transformation process and lessons learned. Please feel free to … Continued

Categories: Education, Faculty

UNCSON Awarded “Best Practice” by NCNA

The North Carolina Nurses Association has selected UNC to receive the NCNA Best Practice Award in the Category of Caring for Ourselves. The Association selected UNC for its contributions through the LeVine Wellness Program, the endowment for which Cheryl Giscombe, PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC is the selected professor. Cheryl attended the awards luncheon on Sept. 14.

Categories: Awards, Faculty

Beeber, ISMICC Hold First Meeting

The Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee held its first meeting in Washington, D.C. on August 31. Our own Linda Beeber, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN represents nursing on the committee. Tom Price, MD, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary, gave an opening address that pointed resources toward improving outcomes for people with serious mental illnesses, along with other priorities including obesity and the opioid crisis. The School of Nursing is proud to have Dr. Beeber represent not only our University, but the field of nursing, as well.

Categories: Events, Faculty, Leadership