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

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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!

SON Loses Dear Friend and Partner in Wayne Long, CEO of Well Care

Carolina Nursing suffered a heartbreaking loss over the weekend with the sudden passing of Wayne Long, CEO of Well Care Home Health and long-time volunteer and visionary leader on the UNC School of Nursing Foundation Board of Directors. The School of Nursing was the beneficiary of Wayne’s entrepreneurial vision on many fronts, not the least of which is the innovative Well Care Home Health Leadership Scholars Program that was established through his company in 2016 and welcomed its first scholar this fall. “Wayne was an amazing mentor, leader, and colleague,” said Dr. Meg … Continued

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.

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UNCSON Ranks 10th in World Rankings

The UNC School of Nursing ranks 10th among nursing schools the world over and third among US schools of nursing according to ShanghaiRanking’s Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2017 report. Considered the most influential international ranking by the Chronicle of Higher Education, the annual AWRU report ranks universities and schools based on transparent methodology and third-party data, using six objective indicators including faculty awards and distinctions, and the number and impact of scientific publications. “Of course, we’re thrilled with this recognition of the quality of our people and programs,” … Continued

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Beeber Appointed to HHS Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee

Assistant Dean and Professor Linda Beeber, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN has been appointed to the US Department of Health and Human Services Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee (ISMICC), which was established in March 2017 and reports to Congress and federal agencies on issues related to serious mental illness and serious emotional disturbance. Beeber joins 13 other non-federal public committee members in comprising the ISMICC, as well as senior leaders from 10 federal agencies including HHS, and the Departments of Justice, Veterans Affairs, and Education, among others. The non-federal members represent mental health researchers … Continued

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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

Anderson Named Kenan Distinguished Professor

Sincere congratulations to Associate Dean for Research, Ruth Anderson, PhD, RN, FAAN, who was named a Kenan Distinguished Professor on July 1.  “A distinguished professorship is one of the most prestigious and visible honors that the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill can bestow upon a member of the faculty, and it is a symbol of the value your colleagues have placed on your research and scholarship” said James W. Dean, Jr., Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost of the University in notifying Dr. Anderson of the honor. “We are delighted … Continued

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