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Global Study Award Helps Students Gain World Experiences

April 29, 2011 | In Education, Global Health, Make Your Gift, News, Students Tags: , , ,

The Cronenwett Global Study Award was created by a private gift from a SON alumna and her husband to honor the leadership of Linda H. Cronenwett, immediate past dean of the SON, and her passion for improving quality and safety in health care. This year’s recipients are BSN students Tina Evans and Rebeca Moretto. They will both be traveling internationally this summer as part of N489, SON’s Practicum in Nursing Global Health Experience.

Evans will spend four to five weeks in Antigua, Guatemala volunteering at Casa Jackson, an inpatient center for malnourished children. She then plans to spend six to seven weeks in Jutiapa, Guatemala, where she will work on the nursing staff in the maternity department of the Hospital Nacional de Jutiapa. She will also introduce the work of doulas to their maternity care in an effort to increase natural comfort measures in laboring women.

Moretto will be collaborating with two obstetric attending physicians in the high-risk OB/GYN department at the Antigua, Guatemala/Hospital Nacional. She will be assisting them by acting as a doula to the women and helping with deliveries. In addition, she will conduct public health education outreach for the traditional midwives in the area regarding topics including sterile technique and postpartum care of mother and newborn.

You can contribute to the Cronenwett Global Study Award at http://giving.unc.edu/gift/son.


Thirty-three Years Later: The Martha Holt Windham BSN`77 Memorial Scholarship

August 23, 2010 | In Make Your Gift, Students Tags: , ,

We recently visited JR and Eleanor Holt at their home in a rural hamlet a few miles outside of Sanford, NC. It has been thirty-three years since their twenty-three year old daughter Martha was killed in an automobile crash on her way to visit them one Sunday afternoon.

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Rumay Alexander Receives AONE Prism Award

August 12, 2010 | In Make Your Gift, Students Tags:

Chicago, IL (February 26, 2010) —The AONE Institute, an activity of the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) and a 501(c)(3) unit of the Health Research and Educational Trust, has announced the recipients of its 2010 recognition awards, which highlight AONE members and an AONE chapter who have demonstrated the “best of the best” in leadership practice, and whose work sets an example for every nurse leader.

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