First SON-Managed Faculty Practice Opens in Hillsborough

Last week saw the opening of the first UNC School of Nursing-managed faculty practice in the state. The Carolina Community Clinic opened its doors on Tuesday, November 7 in Hillsborough, N.C., and is the result of a collaboration between UNC Family Medicine, the UNC School of Nursing, and Hillsborough Pharmacy and Nutrition. The Carolina Community Clinic serves as a pilot for embedding School of Nursing faculty nurse practitioners in practices established within independent pharmacies across the state. The aim is to improve access to care, assist with transitions in care, and better fulfill the University’s mission to serve the needs … Continued

Wilmoth offers Keynote at UNC’s Veterans Day Ceremony

SON Executive Dean and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Major General Peggy Wilmoth, US Army Reserve (retired), offered a moving and appreciative keynote address at UNC’s Veterans Day Ceremony, which took place at the Alumni Memorial on campus on Friday, November 10.  To read more about the ceremony and Dr. Wilmoth’s participation in it, please see Carolina’s coverage of the event, “A special moment to honor veterans.” Our sincere thanks to all of our veterans for their service, and to Dr. Wilmoth for representing the School of Nursing so well!

ANS Hosts Fall Blood Drive Nov. 3rd

The Association of Nursing Students (ANS) will be hosting our fall BLOOD DRIVE on November 3rd!! Our blood drive last spring was a huge success and we hope you will help make this one a great success too!!  To Donate: www.redcrossblood.org –> Type “UNC” to find the blood drive –> Sign up!!!  Have you ever donated blood and got tired of reading the education materials and answering health history questions? Well now you can speed up the process by using RapidPass! On the day you are scheduled to donate (November 3rd) you can go to redcrossblood.org/rapidpass fill out the questions (it … Continued

Categories: Events, Service, Students

SON Lean Teams Achieve Purple Belts

Congratulations to the SON’s Lean Six Sigma teams who earned their purple belts on Friday, October 13. The two teams include the Rizen’ Kaizens: Sam Deal, Cheryl Blake, Dr. Coretta Jenerette, Solomon, Valentine Jessica Lambert Ward, and Dr. Jia-Rong Wu, and the LEAN Ninjas: Lisa Miller, Sara Hubbell, Ariel Adams, Dr. Gwen Sherwood, Dr. Julie Page, and Terry Gibb. LaTressa Lane coached both teams. Our thanks to all these team members for their hard work on the School’s behalf. For more on the Lean teams and their work at the School, please … Continued

Categories: Faculty, Service, Staff

SON Loses Dear Friend and Partner in Wayne Long, CEO of Well Care

Carolina Nursing suffered a heartbreaking loss over the weekend with the sudden passing of Wayne Long, CEO of Well Care Home Health and long-time volunteer and visionary leader on the UNC School of Nursing Foundation Board of Directors. The School of Nursing was the beneficiary of Wayne’s entrepreneurial vision on many fronts, not the least of which is the innovative Well Care Home Health Leadership Scholars Program that was established through his company in 2016 and welcomed its first scholar this fall. “Wayne was an amazing mentor, leader, and colleague,” said Dr. Meg … Continued

Nwadigo Receives SAMHSA Funding

Congratulations to Roseline Nwadigo, a master’s student in our Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program, who received the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Minority Fellowship Program-Youth Award for the 2017-2018 academic year! The Minority Fellowship Program aims to reduce health disparities among underserved populations, and rewards minority students interested in becoming behavioral health practitioners. Great work, Roseline!

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Soltis-Jarrett Awarded $1.1M from HRSA to Advance Mental Health Nursing in NC’s Rural Areas

With $1.1 million in new funding from the Human Resources and Services Administration, Ross Distinguished Professor Victoria Soltis-Jarrett and the UNC School of Nursing will help meet the pressing psychiatric-mental health needs of rural and underserved populations of North Carolina. The funding will be used to partner with Goshen Medical Center, North Carolina’s largest rural Federally Qualified Health Center, to educate 12 new primary care nurse practitioners (NP) to implement integrated (mind/body) health care for patients in NC’s rural and underserved counties. “An exciting outcome of this new project is that it will … Continued

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

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

Beeber Elected to American Psychiatric Nurses Association Board of Directors

Hats off to Francis Hill Fox Distinguished Term Professor Linda Beeber, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN, who was recently elected President-Elect of the Board of Directors of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association. Dr. Beeber’s term on the ten-member board will begin at the close of the APNA 30th Annual Conference, October 19-22, in Hartford, Connecticut. She joins three other new board members and three nominating committee members in this year’s elected class. “We are thrilled and honored to welcome these nursing leaders to the APNA Board of Directors and Nominating Committee,” says APNA President … Continued

Webb Appointed to Provost’s Committee on LGBTQ Life at UNC

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Judith Webb, DNP, ANP-BC, ACHPN, who was appointed to the Provost’s Committee on LGBTQ Life at UNC Chapel Hill last week. The Committee on LGBTQ Life keeps watch over the campus climate for LGBTQ students, staff, and faculty and reports and makes recommendations regarding experiences of or concerns about harassment based on sexual orientation, gender identity, and/or gender expression. “Today’s political climate has heightened the concerns of students, staff and faculty who identify as LGBTQ and their allies,” said Webb of her appointment to the committee. “This … Continued