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Lanning Receives SON Global Health Scholar Award and Matching Grant from UNC Center for Global Initiatives

March 4, 2016 | In Faculty, Global Health, News Tags:

Assistant Professor Rhonda Lanning was awarded a School of Nursing Global Health Scholar Award that received a matching grant from the UNC Center for Global Initiatives. Lanning and ABSN honors student Leslie Hackenbracht, who is a former Public Health Foreign Service Officer with USAID, will be using the funds to travel to Haiti over spring break.

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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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