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NCNA Nurse of the Day

January 26, 2017 | In Service

The North Carolina Nurses Association (NCNA) provides the Nurse of the Day (NOD) while the North Carolina General Assembly is in session. When serving as NOD, the role of the nurse is just that, a nurse.

This is a valuable service to members of the General Assembly and the legislative staff. Sign up to serve as Nurse of the Day today!

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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 Global Health Scholar Marzuola Studies Effects of Fistula on Women in Mali

November 17, 2016 | In Global Health, Service, Students

ABSN student, Ingrid Marzuola, traveled to Mali this summer as a UNCSON Global Health Scholar to continue her studies on the effects of fistula, a devastating and serious injury resulting from prolonged obstructed labor, and to assist with IntraHealth International’s End Shame: Restore Dignity campaign to prevent and treat the condition.

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Fleming Elected Trustee for Cares Foundation

November 11, 2016 | In Faculty, Global Health, Leadership, News, Service

Kudos to Assistant Professor Louise Fleming, PhD, RN, who was recently elected to the Board of Trustees for the Cares Foundation, a national foundation that aims to lead in the effort to improve the lives of the Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia community and seeks to advance quality health care through support, advocacy, education and research.

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