At its launch at UNC in 2005, the Quality Safety and Education for Nurses (QSEN) initiative sought to recast nursing education toward an ambitious goal: to prepare new nurses not only to provide excellent care to individuals and families, but to continuously improve the quality and safety of the health care systems in which they work.
The UNC Chapel Hill School of Nursing is pleased to announce that its Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and Post-Graduate APRN certificate programs have received accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The accreditations are effective from Oct. 6, 2014, when the first onsite evaluation occurred, and extend to June 30, 2020.
Margarete Sandelowski, PhD, RN, FAAN, Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor at the UNC School of Nursing, will be inducted into the 2015 Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame recognizes nurse researchers who have achieved significant and sustained national or international recognition and whose research has improved the profession and the people it serves. Dr. Sandelowski is one of only 19 nurse researchers globally to receive the honor this year.
Deborah Mayer, PhD, RN, AOCN, FAAN, was a featured guest on Cornucopia’s ‘That Cancer Show,’ a radio show that provides the Triangle and Triad communities with insights about the latest advancements and challenges patients, survivors, and caregivers face.
On May 7, the School of Nursing welcomed U.S. Representative Renee Ellmers for a roundtable lunch with students and a human simulation demonstration. Don Curtis, chair of the UNC Board of Trustees External Relations committee, accompanied the congresswoman during her visit to Carolina.
Tamryn Fowler Gray, BSN ‘09, MSN ‘12, was selected for a Faculty of the Year Award by UNC Hospitals. Gray, a clinical instructor at the School of Nursing, received the award during a ceremony at UNC Hospitals on May 8.
Six nursing students were among the 307 graduating seniors honored by the Carolina Center for Public Service as Buckley Public Service Scholars, a program that encourages students to learn about and practice public service and engagement beyond the scope of traditional volunteerism.
Rumay Alexander, EdD, RN, was featured as an expert on the state of the nursing industry in a WalletHub.com article ranking the best and worst states for nurses.
Mary Schuler, RN, EdD, CNE, AHEC nursing liaison and assistant professor at the School of Nursing, was awarded a $50,000 grant from the NC AHEC Innovation Fund to develop an online program to educate RNs on interprofessional roles in primary care settings.
Donna S. Havens, PhD, RN, FAAN, interim dean and professor at the UNC School of Nursing, was honored with the Visionary Pioneer Award during the University of Maryland School of Nursing 125th anniversary gala on April 18.