A very sincere congratulations to Darlene Baker, assistant director of the Education-Innovation-Simulation Learning Environment at the SON, who was selected the 2017 recipient of Sigma Theta Tau International’s Beta Nu Chapter’s Excellence in Education award. “Ms. Baker’s dedication to creating optimal learning environments with exceptional simulation activities greatly enhance nursing students’ acquisition of the necessary skills to contribute to quality patient outcomes,” said Dr. Donna Roberson, Past-President of the Beta Nu Chapter at East Carolina University. “Her dedication and demeanor exemplify professional nursing for students. Ms. Baker is known for her … Continued
In an official ceremony hosted by Chancellor Carol Folt, UNC-Chapel Hill welcomed Dean Nilda (Nena) Peragallo Montano to Carolina and the School of Nursing community yesterday. Members of the faculty and staff joined current students, retired faculty, alumni, campus officials and local media at the event, which was held at the Carolina Club at the George Watts Hill Alumni Center on campus. Chancellor Folt highlighted the pioneering spirit that has been a hallmark of Carolina Nursing throughout its history, claiming many firsts in nursing education in North Carolina and in … Continued
The School of Nursing is excited to announce four grants and projects that, under the direction of Ross Distinguished Professor Victoria Soltis-Jarrett, contribute to the psychiatric and mental health needs of North Carolina. Professor Soltis-Jarrett said the projects are in honor of Carol and Coleman Ross—who established the distinguished professorship Soltis-Jarrett was awarded—for their continued support of mental health nursing in North Carolina. The projects aim to increase access to psychiatric services, engage the community with the School of Nursing’s strategies, and improve health literacy in the state in … Continued
Hats off to Professor Donna Havens, PhD, RN, FAAN who was recently elected to a second two-year term as Chairperson of the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s International Magnet Recognition Program®. The Magnet program recognizes health care organizations for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice. Consumers rely on Magnet designation as a credential for high quality nursing. The Commission on Magnet, which Dr. Havens will again chair, sets policy and processes for Magnet recognition and, after extensive review, selects organizations for recognition through this credential worldwide.
Congratulations to Associate Professor Coretta Jenerette, PhD, RN, who has been selected to receive the 2017 Southern Nursing Research Society Award for Research in Minority Health for her highly esteemed work with individuals living with sickle cell. The award will be presented at the SNRS Annual Conference Awards Luncheon on Friday, February 24, 2017. Well done, Dr. Jenerette!
Professor Deborah Mayer, PhD, RN, AOCN, FAAN has been invited to serve as a panelist at a Community Oncology event hosted at the White House on Wednesday, January 11.The event, which is part of the White House Making Health Care Better Series and held on behalf of the Cancer Moonshot, will focus on improving innovation and access to quality cancer care in the community health setting. Panels will explore the unique aspects of community oncology, including cancer disparities, survivorship and support services, advancing clinical trials and innovative models of care … Continued
Sincere congratulations to Associate Professor Beth Black, PhD, RN, whose book Perinatal and Pediatric Bereavement for Nursing and Other Health Professions (Springer Press) recently won a 2016 American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year award, claiming first place in the Palliative Care/Hospice category. Dr. Black co-edited the book with Rana Limbo, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN of the Gunderson Health System and Patricia Wright, PhD, CRNP, ACNS-BC, CHPN, CNE of the University of Scranton. “It was truly a labor of love,” said Black of the project, which was designed to fill a gap in the literature for health care providers working with … Continued
A very warm welcome to Nilda (Nena) Peragallo Montano, DrPH, RN, FAAN, who assumed the leadership of the UNC School of Nursing on January 3rd as it’s seventh dean. Dean Peragallo Montano comes to us by way of the University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies, where she was dean and professor. For more information on Dr. Peragallo Montano, please see the announcement of her selection here. Welcome, Nena! We’re delighted you’re here and look forward to working with you!
The School of Nursing formally expanded its global reach on November 8th when Interim Dean Donna Havens signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with St. Luke’s international University in Tokyo, Japan. The signed MOU marks the first formal step to further a collaborative relationship with the prestigious Japanese University begun by Professor SeonAe Yeo, who has been offering her expertise in their efforts to launch that country’s first Doctor of Nursing Practice program. The two institutions seek to establish a UNC—St. Luke’s International Visiting Professorship, which will allow UNC faculty … Continued
Huge congratulations to Lindsey Horrell, who recently received a Notice of Grant Award from the National Institute of Nursing Research for the success of her F31 application. The award will fund her research on the preferred communication cues of lower-socioeconomic individuals living with chronic illness. Hats off to you, Lindsey!