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

Administrative Services Hosted Open House

The Office of Administrative Services hosted an open house on Wednesday, September 13 in 104 Carrington Hall. Representatives from SON’s Human Resources, Grants, State and Trust finance, and Facilities offices were on-hand to meet their SON customers and to answer questions. Thanks to all who participated!              

Categories: Staff

Baker Receives STTI Beta Nu Chapter’s Excellence in Education Award

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

Categories: Awards, News, Staff

Three Honored with Staff Awards

Alecia Matthews, Lindsay Crutchfield and Tiffany Cain were honored with staff awards for their significant contributions to the SON community at the SON Holiday Party on Thursday.  The following are the remarks used to present the well-deserved awards: Customer Service Award: The Customer Service Achievement Award goes to: Alecia Matthews  Alecia “expertly and professionally works to support the DNP and MSN programs. Alecia works effectively with OSA, OAA, financial services, the Graduate School and others in the university system in service of others. She also fields students’ questions, issues and problems and assures … Continued

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SON Holds 30th Annual Staff Thanksgiving Luncheon

SON staff got together for the annual Thanksgiving luncheon, now in its 30th year, on Wednesday. Check out photos of the scrumptious occasion!        

Categories: Events, Staff

Lane’s First Kaizen Team a Success

Congratulations to La-Tressa Lane, who served on her first Kaizen team project in the Neurosciences Department at UNC Health Care. As you can see from the table below, the team achieved immediate favorable outcomes! Metric Unit Current Target Event 5S Score (7 areas averaged) (GOAL ↑) # 36 70 76.2 Staff report “unsatisfied” or “very unsatisfied” with supply/equipment gathering process (n=32)(GOAL ↓) % 56% 26% 7% Time it takes RN to gather Foley supplies (GOAL ↓) seconds 104 52 28 Time it takes NA to gather Foley supplies (GOAL ↓) seconds 234 117 52 Time it takes RN to gather TRACH supplies (GOAL ↓) … Continued

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Lane's First Kaizen Team a Success

Congratulations to La-Tressa Lane, who served on her first Kaizen team project in the Neurosciences Department at UNC Health Care. As you can see from the table below, the team achieved immediate favorable outcomes! Metric Unit Current Target Event 5S Score (7 areas averaged) (GOAL ↑) # 36 70 76.2 Staff report “unsatisfied” or “very unsatisfied” with supply/equipment gathering process (n=32)(GOAL ↓) % 56% 26% 7% Time it takes RN to gather Foley supplies (GOAL ↓) seconds 104 52 28 Time it takes NA to gather Foley supplies (GOAL ↓) seconds 234 117 52 Time it takes RN to gather TRACH supplies (GOAL ↓) … Continued

Categories: Staff

Ward Serves Carolina with Diaper Challenge

Kudos to Jessica Ward, Assistant Director for Student Compliance & Special Events, for her success in her #ServeCarolina effort. With the help of the SON community, Jessica collected nearly 700 diapers to benefit Triangle area families in need! The diapers were delivered to the Diaper Bank of North Carolina and will be distributed to needy families by various community partners. If you didn’t get the chance to donate, but would like to do so, visit the Diaper Bank of NC’s website.

Categories: Staff

Morningstar Wins Grand Prize in Game Design Contest

Congratulations to SON Webmaster, Jason Morningstar, for his recent grand prize win in an educational game design contest sponsored by the Danish company Rollespilsakademiet. His prize includes a trip to Poland later this year. The contest challenged entrants to design classroom games for 20-40 students lasting 90 minutes. Jason’s entry challenges high school students compete to colonize the islands of Oceania while learning about history, geography, and anthropology.

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