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Collaboration with the Universidad Autonόma de Tamaulipas School of Nursing Leads to Mentorship and Grant Proposals

March 15, 2017 | In Faculty, Global Health, Outreach, Research

Dr. Diane Berry recently returned from another productive trip to The Universidad Autonόma de Tamaulipas School of Nursing, Tampico, Tamaulipas, México where she continues a collaboration begun in 2009 and renewed in 2016 that has strengthened the tripartite mission of research, teaching and service of both schools.

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Soltis-Jarrett Takes on State Mental Health with New Grants, Projects

January 19, 2017 | In Faculty, Leadership, News, Outreach, Research, Service

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 order to de-stigmatize mental health issues.

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Serve and Learn: for Oppewal the One Transforms the Other

December 16, 2016 | In Faculty, Global Health, Outreach, Service, Students, Teaching

Only 4,070 people live in Tyrrell County, NC, and only one primary care center exists to serve them. Should citizens require more sophisticated care, the nearest hospital is 35 miles away.

With these factors in mind, Associate Professor Sonda Oppewal takes a group of about 20 students to the county each spring break for a service learning trip.

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Center for Lifelong Learning Completes Documentary Calling for SANE Training

December 1, 2016 | In Faculty, Outreach, Patient Care, Service

Congratulations to Associate Professor Sonda Oppewal, PhD, RN, APHN-BC and her colleagues in the Center for Lifelong Learning, who recently completed a documentary detailing the need for Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANEs) — registered nurses who have completed specialized education and clinical preparation in the medical forensic care of patients who have experienced sexual assault or abuse.

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SON Well Represented at NCNA DNP Council Meeting

November 11, 2016 | In Faculty, Leadership, Outreach, Students

The NCNA DNP Council Annual Meeting and Continuing Education was a great success with DNP programs represented from across the state.  The theme for the 2016 CEU was “Evidenced-based Translational DNP Projects that  “Stuck” or will “Stick” – Making an Impact on Health Outcomes and Nursing Leadership.” Dr. Jean Davison chaired the planning committee for the event. The SON was well-represented with faculty presenters Dr. Jean Davison and Dr. Tom Bush.

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