SON Hosts 4th Annual White Coat Ceremony

The School of Nursing hosted its fourth annual White Coat Ceremony on Sunday, October 15 at Memorial Hall on Carolina’s campus, welcoming first year students in the School’s BSN programs to the nursing profession. The students were joined by faculty, staff and administrators of the School, along with family and friends for the ceremonial occasion, which is held at the beginning of each academic year to initiate new students in the BSN and the accelerated BSN programs to nursing and to emphasize humanistic, patient-centered care. Dean Nena Peragallo Montano presided … Continued

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Song Receives $2.95M in R01 & R21 Grants to Assist Prostate Cancer Patients and Their Partners

Congratulations to Associate Professor Lixin Song, PhD, RN, who was awarded nearly $3 million in research grant funding from the National Institute for Nursing Research and the National Cancer Institute to assist patients and their partners who are dealing with prostate cancer. With her $2.584 million R01 grant from NINR, Song will study the Efficacy of a Couple-Focused, Tailored, Symptom Self-Management mHealth Intervention for Prostate Cancer Patients and their Partners. The randomized clinical trial will test the usefulness of an innovative web-based program, Prostate Cancer Education & Resources for Couples (PERC), tailored to … Continued

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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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Giscombe Co-PI on $1.9 Million Grant

Congratulations to Cheryl Giscombe, PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC, FAAN, as she will serve as co-principal investigator on a new HRSA grant called UNC-PrimeCare, in collaboration with the UNC School of Social Work. The $1.9 million grant will provide 20 second-year MSN PMHNP students with funding to engage in interprofessional didactic and clinical experiences with MSW students in rural and underserved settings in NC.

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

Fleming Op-Ed Published in USA Today Magazine

Assistant Professor Louise Fleming’s op-ed article “Which Way to Go?” will be featured in the September 2017 issue of USA Today Magazine. In her op-ed, Dr. Fleming–also a board of trustees member of the CARES Foundation–wrote about congenital adrenal hyperplasia and the decisions that parents of children diagnosed with CAH can be faced with. The work of the CARES Foundation and the support it provides to patients and families dealing with CAH were also highlighted. The full article can be found here. Congrats, Dr. Fleming!

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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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