Make Your Year End Gifts by December 31

To all who are interested in supporting the UNC School of Nursing with a charitable contribution, the deadline for donations to be counted in the 2015 tax year is December 31. If you are making a credit card gift, it must be entered by the 31st to receive 2015 tax credit. Credit card gifts received by mail after December 31—even those with a December 31 postmark—will be counted on the 2016 tax year. Of course, credit card gifts can always be made online here. As always, THANK YOU, for your support of … Continued

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Friends Support SON on #TarHeelTuesday

On December 1, the School of Nursing participated in the campus-wide celebration of #TarHeelTuesday, an off-shoot of #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to charitable giving. In response, twenty-eight friends, alumni, faculty and staff donated nearly $4,000 to the SON! For these friends and the many others who support the mission of the SON with their philanthropy throughout the year, we are sincerely grateful!

Support the SON on #TarHeelTuesday

We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 1, 2015, the School of Nursing will join charities, families, businesses, community centers and students around the world as they come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give. For more information on this global movement visit http://www.givingtuesday.org/. This year, we are participating again with our very own #TarHeelTuesday: a chance for Tar Heels to join the #GivingTuesday movement and make a difference … Continued

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Mark Your Calendar: #TarHeelTuesday

We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 1, 2015, UNC will join charities, families, businesses, community centers and students around the world as they come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give. For more information on this global movement visit http://www.givingtuesday.org/. This year, we are participating again with our very own #TarHeelTuesday: a chance for Tar Heels to join the #GivingTuesday movement and make a difference at … Continued

Support the SON thru AmazonSmile

Planning to do any holiday shopping through Amazon this year? Enter the site through smile.amazon.com instead and 5% of your purchases can be donated to the SON! Simply search for and choose the UNC School of Nursing as your preferred charity in the dropdown menu, then shop as normal.For more information, go to smile.amazon.com or contact the Advancement office with questions: 919.966.4619. Happy shopping!

Global Study Award Helps Students Gain World Experiences

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 … Continued

LeVine Wellness Spot Opens at SON

Melissa LeVine and Gail Johnson in the LeVine Wellness Spot School of Nursing employees now have a dedicated room in which to exercise and learn healthy habits. The LeVine Wellness Spot on the third floor of Carrington Hall officially opened with a kick-off luncheon and ribbon cutting on January 4. Gail Johnson, an administrative support associate in the Family Health Faculty Division, had the idea for the Wellness Spot and was able to bring her idea to fruition thanks to funds that remained from a gift to the SON from … Continued

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

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. It was just before she was about to begin her MSN program. Martha wanted to become a nurse practitioner. Family, friends and community where shocked and heartbroken. They came together and with a modest amount of funds, established a memorial scholarship to … Continued

Professor Oermann’s Nursing Study Points to Changing the Way We Teach CPR

National League for Nursing: The chances for patient survival are improved with immediate and high quality CPR, making it an especially important skill for nurses, who are often the first responders to cardiac arrests in hospitals. With a finding of quick deterioration of this critical skill for nurses, the study has major implications for how we teach all skills. Results provide evidence for how we can help nursing students and other health providers maintain their basic life support skills. New York, NY (PRWEB) July 30, 2010 The chances for patient … Continued

SON Graduates 33 Students Plus Recognizes Achievements, Contributions

Thank you to everyone who attended graduation on Saturday, July 22, 2010 at Gerrard Hall. Thirty-three graduates participated in the ceremony that Dean Swanson presided over. The Dean shared some wonderful stories and Dr. Theresa Rafael-Grimm gave an inspiring speech as faculty speaker. The class awarded Lisa Woodley with the Excellence in Education Award and staff Robin Fultz and Scott Berrier received Special Recognition Awards. Student Award recipients were Judith Hunt for the Livas Award and Amanda Ferguson as the Sigma Theta Tau Outstanding BSN Award. A special thanks to … Continued