Mayer Speaks at ONS Policy Summit

Professor Deborah Mayer, PhD, RN, AOCN, FAAN was a featured speaker at the Oncology Nursing Society’s 2017 Policy Summit held in Washington, D.C.  on October 17. The summit, which focused on approaches to patient-centered care, was held at the National Press Club.

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Durham Tells Sepsis Survival Story to People Magazine

Durham with her husband, Stephen

Professor Carol Durham continues her mission to raise awareness about sepsis in the pages of People this week! To read Carol’s compelling story of survival from the life-threatening condition, please click here. Last year, UNC Health Care also covered Carol’s story, and you can read their more detailed version here. Our thanks to Carol for her good work in educating us all on the warning signs and symptoms of this swift-moving sickness.

Raynor Launches Campaign for Carolina Nursing with $1M Gift

Rising to the occasion: it’s what Carolina nurses do best. With the reasoned judgment of those well educated and well prepared, they move toward the unfamiliar and make it their own—classroom or clinic, bedside, laboratory or community. It is a mind-set, an attitude and an approach, and sometimes—in the most unexpected circumstances—a transformative experience. “If someone told me even 20 years ago I’d be taking leadership of the Campaign for Carolina Nursing, I wouldn’t have believed them,” said Margaret Ferguson Raynor, BSN ‘67, MEd, RN. “Carolina Nursing developed my leadership skills, … Continued

UNCSON Launches $22M Campaign

The Campaign for Carolina Graphic

Today, the UNC School of Nursing launches its most ambitious fundraising campaign to date — a $22 million effort designed to ensure the School’s ability to recruit and retain top faculty and students, improve facilities, and enhance local and global initiatives. The effort is part of the Campaign for Carolina, announced this morning by Chancellor Carol Folt and officials of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. With a goal of $4.25 billion, it is the largest and most ambitious fundraising campaign undertaken by a university in the Southeast, and … Continued

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

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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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