News and Events

SON Receives Prestigious Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Nursing Scholars Grant to Prepare PhD Nurses

February 22, 2016 | In Development, Education, News, Research

Sizeable matching private donations from School alumna Carolyn London BSN ’56 and the Carl Swisher Foundation help bring grant to North Carolina.

The UNC School of Nursing is one of only 32 schools of nursing nationwide to receive a grant to increase the number of nurses holding PhDs. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Future of Nursing Scholars program will provide financial support, mentoring, and leadership development to nurses who commit to earn their PhDs in three years.

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A Powerful Nurse—Fay Casell Smith (1959–2016)

February 19, 2016 | In Education, News

Today we learned of the passing of Ms. Fay Casell Smith, RN, MSN, FNP, one of our treasured preceptors. Since 2008, Fay faithfully and effectively taught many of our graduate students in our Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program.  In her one-on-one teaching Fay guided students as they connected their coursework with their care of patients. She was beloved by every student and faculty member whom she encountered.

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Global Perspective, Local Touch: Alum Minh Nguyen ’10 Featured by UNC School of Medicine

February 19, 2016 | In Alumni, Global Health, News

More than a decade ago, Minh Nguyen came to the United States as a high school exchange student. He has since followed a path to the UNC School of Nursing, a nursing position in the Burn Intensive Care Unit at UNC Medical Center’s renowned North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center, and the UNC School of Medicine, where today he is training to become a physician.

Please click here to read more of the terrific feature by Zach Read of the UNC School of Medicine.


SON Faculty Collaborate to Refresh RN Refresher Program

January 29, 2016 | In Education, News, Outreach, Teaching

For 26 years, the UNC School of Nursing has served the state and the profession by providing the RN Refresher Program in collaboration with North Carolina AHEC and the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education. The aim of the program is to speed the return of registered nurses to the workforce after a period of time off.

In recent months, many School of Nursing faculty have been involved in a two-year effort to give the Refresher Program its own comprehensive refreshing.

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