Five SON Faculty Elected to Fellowship in American Academy of Nursing

The American Academy of Nursing announced today its selection of 173 highly distinguished nurse leaders for its 2017 class of Academy fellows, five of whom are UNC School of Nursing faculty! We are delighted to congratulate Drs. Anna Beeber, Beth Black, Cheryl Giscombe, Coretta Jenerette, and Julee Waldrop on this significant achievement! This class marks the first time the UNC School of Nursing has had five faculty selected to fellowship in the Academy in one year. Selection criteria for fellowship include evidence of significant contributions to nursing and health care, and sponsorship … Continued

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HRSA Awards SON $2M to Support MENTORS Program

The UNC School of Nursing is delighted to announce new HRSA grant funding in the amount of $1,997,082* over four years to support a key program developed and directed by Associate Professor Shielda Rodgers entitled Meeting Educational Needs Through Optimization of Retention Strategies for Students, or MENTORS2. The MENTORS2 program is designed to increase the percentage and retention of UNC School of Nursing students from underrepresented ethnic minority groups and disadvantaged backgrounds through a multi-pronged approach aimed at minimizing the negative impact of social determinants on academic success. Faculty members involved with the program … Continued

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SON Strong Contributor to International Family Nursing Conference

The School of Nursing was well-represented at the 13th Annual International Family Nursing Conference held in Pamplona Spain last week, headlining nearly a dozen lectures, presentations, and posters. Participants included faculty members Nancy Havill, Louise Fleming, Marcia Van Riper, George Knafl and Kathy Knafl, and PhD students Anna Lee, Carrie Hill, Ashley Vaughn, and Haley Estrem. This year’s conference focused on “Improving the Art and Science of Family Nursing: Transforming Health for Families” and attracted nearly 400 attendees from 26 different countries. UNC’s considerable contributions to the global discussion were as follows: Faculty Nancy … Continued

Oncology Nursing Fellowship Program

Mr. Fred Flynn started the Susan D. Flynn Oncology Nursing Fellowship in 2016 at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center to honor his late wife, Susan who died with ovarian cancer. The program was designed to stimulate and foster professional development in oncology nursing among rising seniors at the UNC School of Nursing. The six-week program includes both inpatient and outpatient experiences, working closely with oncology nurses to better understand the nurses’ role with symptom management, clinical trials, and best practices in providing supportive care services. More information about his program can be found here.   Mr. … Continued

American Health Council Ranks SON 4th Among US Schools of Nursing

The American Health Council, a nationwide collective of health leaders and innovators, announced their rankings of the nation’s best nursing schools yesterday, and Carolina Nursing ranked 4th. Congrats to all! To see the full rankings, please click here. 4.     UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL According to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) has been ranked 1st among the 100 best U.S. public colleges facilitating premium academics at an affordable price. With a reputation of excellence spanning three centuries, The University of North … Continued

Wilmoth Appointed Executive Dean | Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Dean Nena Peragallo Montano announced Tuesday that Margaret C. “Peggy” Wilmoth, PhD, RN, FAAN has been selected the new executive dean and associate dean for academic affairs for the UNC School of Nursing. She will begin August 7, 2017. An experienced oncology nurse with a program of research in psychosocial oncology, Dr. Wilmoth is noted for having established highly distinguished dual careers in academia and the military for more than 35 years. Dr. Wilmoth presently serves on the faculty at Georgia State University’s Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions, a … Continued

Carol Morde Ross Distinguished Professorship to Double

The School of Nursing is excited to announce the expansion of the Carol Morde Ross Distinguished Professorship with the help of the Ross family and their generous donation. Funding for the endowed professorship will double, with the goal being to increase funds to $1 million. The professorship is currently held by Victoria Soltis-Jarrett. Established by Carol and Coleman Ross in 2013, the fund supports psychiatric-mental health nursing to increase access to care and ensure delivery of the highest quality of that care. The Ross’ sought to fill the gaps that exist … Continued

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McCauley BSN ’71 Named 2017 SON Distinguished Alumna

The UNC SON Alumni Association recently conferred the 2017 Distinguished Alumna Award on Linda McCauley, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAAOHN (BSN ’71). McCauley is the sixth dean of Emory University’s Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, which has risen steadily in rankings under Dr. McCauley’s leadership and is now 4th among nursing graduate programs according to U.S. News and World Report. The award commends graduates for their outstanding service in the area of nursing, either through their scholarly efforts, their promotion of health care, or their tireless service to the field of nursing. Dr. … Continued

Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Patricia D. Horoho to Speak at SON Commencement, Receive UNC Doctor of Laws

The UNC School of Nursing is pleased to announce the keynote speaker for 2017’s spring commencement will be Retired Army Lieutenant General and SON alumna Patricia D. Horoho. Commencement will take place on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. at the Dean E. Smith Center on Chapel Hill’s campus. Horoho will receive an honorary doctor of laws degree from the University during the full campus ceremony on Sunday. In December 2015 Lieutenant General (Retired) Patricia D. Horoho completed her 4 year tour of duty as the first female and … Continued

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Four from SON Honored at Chancellor’s Awards

Congratulations to Emma McFarlane, Jennifer Nance, Sroda Porter, and Elizabeth Slater, our Chancellor’s Award winners for 2017! The awards were presented at a ceremony hosted by Chancellor Folt on April 18. This year’s James M. Johnston Distinguished Senior Award for Nursing went to Emma McFarlane. This award, established in 1975, recognizes the senior student in the Johnston Nursing Awards Program who is most deserving of recognition for outstanding academic achievement and for leadership contributions in the School of Nursing and the James M. Johnston Awards Program. A monetary prize is given … Continued

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