Cronenwett named Living Legend by American Academy of Nursing

Professor and Dean Emerita Linda Cronenwett, PhD, RN, FAAN, was announced one of five Living Legends today by the American Academy of Nursing. She will be honored at a special ceremony held in Washington DC during the AAN’s policy conference on October 5. Please see the Academy’s official announcement below. Most sincere congratulations to Dr. Cronenwett on this well-deserved honor. *** American Academy of Nursing Designates  Five Nurses as Living Legends, the Academy’s Highest Honor  Academy will Honor Living Legends at Annual Policy Conference in October Washington, DC (August 11, … Continued

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Giscombe joins SON alumni as Great 100 Nurse in NC

Congratulations to Dr. Cheryl Giscombe, LeVine Wellness Professor, for being selected to the Great 100 Nurses of North Carolina. She joins eight SON alumni on this year’s list: Dr. Martha Bramlett, BSN ’75 Laurie Cain, BSN ’82 Katelyn Keith, BSN ’10 Katherine Sabo, BSN ’08 Meredith Shermer, BSN ’97 Timothy Werlau, BSN ’10 Jennifer Woody, BSN ’04, MSN ’09 Laurie Zone-Smith, BSN ’86 Our sincere congratulations to all of these amazing nurses! Thanks for your sterling work in our profession — we’re proud to claim all of you!

Alexander Tapped to Lead UNC’s Diversity and Inclusion Efforts

Hearty congratulations to Dr. Rumay Alexander, the SON’s Director of Inclusive Excellence, who will become Carolina’s Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion effective August 1. The formal announcement was made yesterday by Vice Chancellor Felicia Washington and reads as follows: Dear Carolina Community: I am pleased to share with you that effective Aug. 1, Dr. G. Rumay Alexander will be filling the vacant position of Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion following a University-wide search. Rumay’s leadership in diversity and inclusion at UNC-Chapel Hill is well-known across campus. Rumay has been serving … Continued

SON Strong Contributor to International Family Nursing Conference

The School of Nursing was well-represented at the 13th Annual International Family Nursing Conference held in Pamplona Spain last week, headlining nearly a dozen lectures, presentations, and posters. Participants included faculty members Nancy Havill, Louise Fleming, Marcia Van Riper, George Knafl and Kathy Knafl, and PhD students Anna Lee, Carrie Hill, Ashley Vaughn, and Haley Estrem. This year’s conference focused on “Improving the Art and Science of Family Nursing: Transforming Health for Families” and attracted nearly 400 attendees from 26 different countries. UNC’s considerable contributions to the global discussion were as follows: Faculty Nancy … Continued

American Health Council Ranks SON 4th Among US Schools of Nursing

The American Health Council, a nationwide collective of health leaders and innovators, announced their rankings of the nation’s best nursing schools yesterday, and Carolina Nursing ranked 4th. Congrats to all! To see the full rankings, please click here. 4.     UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL According to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) has been ranked 1st among the 100 best U.S. public colleges facilitating premium academics at an affordable price. With a reputation of excellence spanning three centuries, The University of North … Continued

Wilmoth Appointed Executive Dean | Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Dean Nena Peragallo Montano announced Tuesday that Margaret C. “Peggy” Wilmoth, PhD, RN, FAAN has been selected the new executive dean and associate dean for academic affairs for the UNC School of Nursing. She will begin August 7, 2017. An experienced oncology nurse with a program of research in psychosocial oncology, Dr. Wilmoth is noted for having established highly distinguished dual careers in academia and the military for more than 35 years. Dr. Wilmoth presently serves on the faculty at Georgia State University’s Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions, a … Continued

Havens Receives UNC SON Alumni Association President’s Award

In honor of National Nurse’s Week, Carolina Nursing is highlighting five spectacular nurses — one for each day of the work week — who were recently honored with School of Nursing Alumni Association awards. Congratulations to Professor Donna Havens, PhD, RN, FAAN, who was recently awarded the SON Alumni Association President’s Award in acknowledgement of her sterling contributions to the UNC School of Nursing and its alumni. Dr. Havens’ career has included a rich blend of roles in nursing practice, academe, administration, and research. She has been a tenured professor … Continued

Coleman Named Honorary Alumna of the Year

Former SON faculty member, Valerie Coleman, has been named the SON Alumni Association’s 2017 Alumna of the Year for her outstanding service in the arena of maternal child health. Presently the program director for Family Life Education and Lactation services at VCU Health, Valerie’s nursing career spans four decades of providing excellent care to mothers and infants, particularly in the area of feeding. Valerie is a Certified Lactation Consultant, Certified Childbirth Educator, and a Fellow in the American College of Childbirth Educators. She was the team leader for the Best … Continued

Yahner BSN ’07 Receives Carrington Award for Community Service

Congratulations to Tracey Yahner, BSN ’07, who recently received the SON Alumni Association’s 2017 Carrington Award for Community Service. The award recognizes individuals who have given remarkable service to the community, state or other beneficiary organization, and who have reflected favorably on the School of Nursing as a result of their remarkable service. Tracey perfectly embodies the spirit of the Carrington Award. While at UNC and after, Tracey participated in UNC mission teams that did on-site relief work in Mississippi in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. At school, she also served as nursing co-coordinator … Continued

Dawson BSN ’06, MSN ’14 Receives SON Alumni GOLD Award

Hats off to Gretchen Dawson who was recently named the SON Alumni Association’s 2017 Graduate of the Last Decade (GOLD) Award. The GOLD Award recognizes the recent graduate who has made outstanding contributions to the School, profession, community or nation. Gretchen is a 2006 BSN with Honors and 2014 MSN graduate of Carolina Nursing. She has been an oncology nurse for over 10 years with experience in solid tumors, hematologic malignancies, and stem cell transplant. In 2014 upon graduation from the Master’s program, Gretchen was chosen as one of three nurse … Continued