Rumay Alexander Receives AONE Prism Award

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. The recipients, to be honored during the AONE 43rd Annual Meeting and Exposition, April 9-13, 2010 in Indianapolis, IN, are: http://www.aone.org/aone/about/2010PressReleases/022610.html Prism Award … Continued

Examining Social Determinants of Health: A Student Project

by Colette Allen, SON student, published in “Insight Out” http://bios.unc.edu/~ebutter/IOspring10.pdf “If all of us are going to be healthy, everyone has to have a chance to be healthy…” These were the simple but wise words of one resident interviewed as part of the 2009 North Carolina Community Health Survey (CHS). Students and faculty from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Schools of Nursing, Public Health, Social Work and the Division of Physical Therapy led the CHS alongside staff from the Guilford County Department of Public Health (GCDPH). We … Continued

Health Professions Faculty Gather to Discuss Patient Safety in Telluride, CO

Assoc. Dean Gwen Sherwood (c) with SON students Faculty leaders in patient safety gathered in July for the annual scientific roundtable on patient safety as part of Colorado’s Telluride Science Institute. Associate Dean Gwen Sherwood has been the nurse educator representative in this group for the past six years. This year, sponsored by a grant from AHRQ, 18 health professions students (nursing, medicine, law, health care administration and informatics) participated to co-create a health professions curriculum on open communication with patients and their families as part of providing quality safe … Continued

Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Kenya Receive SON Student Volunteers

Greetings,  We are five nursing students from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Lauren Wordsworth, Sarah Johnson, Taylor Hensel, Bilach Diba, and Natalie Watanasiriroch. We worked at Reach-Out Orphans and Vulnerable Children for two weeks as part of our global health externship. So far we have assisted in two free health clinics to the Reach-Out community and its surrounding areas, one in West Kochieng and the other in East Kochieng. Both of the clinics were very successful and had an exceptional turnout of 350 and 400 respectively. We … Continued

Susy Koruth Becomes First SON Clinical Nurse Leader Certified Graduate

Clinical Assistant Professor Meg Zomorodi, RN, CNL, PhD, tells us that we have our first Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) certified graduate—Susy Koruth. Susy sat for and passed the CNL certification exam — TODAY!! She not only passed the CNL exam but her scores were incredibly high, especially on the simulation/decision-making section. Zomorodi teaches the two required CNL courses, “Evidence Based Care for Clinical Nurse Leaders Part I and II. She is very proud of Susy and the work that she has put into this program and looks forward tracking her … Continued

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurses Help Fill NC Emergency Department Shortages

Wake County, NC National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Report: Long waits and severe problems in our Emergency Departments Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) graduates from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing (SON) will be able to fill the some of the need to assist in caring for the overflow of psychiatric patients in North Carolina (NC) Emergency Rooms in the next few months. With the decrease in psychiatrists across NC and limited state hospital beds, the overflow of severe and persistently mentally ill … Continued

Cheryl Jones to Consult with UNC Hospitals on Nursing Research

We are pleased share the news that Cheryl Jones was selected by UNC Hospitals nursing administrators to provide consultation as it develops its unit-based nursing research program. Cheryl will spend 20% effort during the academic year and during summer months as a Faculty Program Research Consultant. She will help assess the current state of nursing research at UNC-H, and collaborate with the UNC-H Nursing Research Council (NRC) and with the Director of Professional Development, Practice and Research (Marilyn Morales) to identify needed resources including content experts to support UNC-H nursing … Continued

Katherine Wilson Scholar Meets Anne and John Wilson

John Wilson, Anneka Huegerich, Anne Wilson Anne and John Wilson met Katherine Wilson Scholarship recipient Anneka Huegerich at her July graduation from nursing school. Anne Wilson says, “She was the perfect choice. Katherine would have been so thrilled to know she had been able to help such a lovely, deserving person.” Anneka was the first acclerated BSN student selected to receive the scholarship award that pays out $5,000 per year in support. The application deadline for the next Katherine Wilson Scholar is September 10, 2010. Applications can be found at … Continued