Alum de la Guerra Supports SON Military Initiatives with Scholar Award

Rizza de la Guerra’s grandfather was a flight surgeon in the U.S. Air Force. Her husband Karl served in the Air Force for ten years. And so it’s with this service in mind that Rizza and Karl decided to give back to veterans by creating The Karl L. and Rizza H. de la Guerra Veteran Health Scholar Fund. Rizza graduated from the School of Nursing with a BSN in 1986. Now, she sits on the School’s Foundation Board of Directors, and chairs the Board’s Corporate and Foundation Relations Committee. Her … Continued

UNC PhD students Tran and Kimball receive RWJF Future of Nursing Scholars grant

Allie Tran, BSN, RN, and Amber Kimball, BSN, RN, are the 2016 recipients of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Nursing Scholars grant, which will provide funding, mentoring and leadership development as they pursue their PhDs at the UNC School of Nursing. The School is one of only 32 schools in the country to receive the prestigious grant, whose mission is to increase the number of nurses holding PhDs. The program was initiated after the Institute of Medicine recommended that the U.S. double the number of nurses with doctorate degrees … Continued

SON Hosts 3rd Annual White Coat Ceremony

The School of Nursing hosted its third annual White Coat Ceremony on Sunday, September 25 at Memorial Hall on Carolina’s campus, welcoming first year students in the School’s BSN programs to the profession. The students were joined by faculty, staff and administrators of the School, along with family and friends for the ceremonial occasion, which is held at the beginning of each academic year to initiate new students in the BSN and the accelerated BSN programs to nursing and to emphasize humanistic, patient-centered care. Interim Dean Donna Havens presided over … Continued

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Announcing the M. Vivian Baker Expendable Fund for Graduate Student Support

Before Nora Warshawsky earned her PhD from the UNCSON in 2011, she was a multi-tasking full-time graduate student who taught for four years in the classroom and clinic, served as graduate student representative to the University, pursued her own research, traveled to professional conferences and cultivated an off-campus network of like-minded colleagues. It wasn’t easy, but Warshawsky hopes to make it easier on the next generation of nurse scholars by creating the M. Vivian Baker Expendable Fund for Graduate Student Support. Named in honor of Warshawsky’s aunt, this gift provides financial … Continued

UNCSON Well Represented at STTI’s International Nursing Research Congress

There was a strong showing from UNCSON faculty and doctoral students at the 27th International Nursing Research Congress in Cape Town, South Africa.Associate Professor Diane Berry, PhD, ANP-BC, FAANP, FAAN presented an oral presentation on diabetes self-management outcomes in low-income ethnic minority patients in the United States. Doctoral students Sama Hammad, Lindsey Horrell, and Grace Wu contributed oral presentations and posters. Hammad presented on recruitment and retention in studying childhood obesity in Saudi Arabia and gave a poster on fidelity assessment and cultural appropriateness of the Arabic Child Feeding Questionnaire … Continued

UNCSON and Well Care Home Health Join to Create Unique Education-Practice Partnership

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing teams up with leading home health provider to establish the Well Care Home Health Leadership Scholars Program—a program funded through gifts to the UNC School of Nursing Foundation to prepare nurse leaders for the home health industry. In August 2016, the UNC School of Nursing will introduce the Well Care Home Health Leadership Scholars Program, the result of an innovative new partnership with North Carolina-based Well Care Home Health, a leader in health care for in-home post-acute patients. Funded … Continued

Student Reflections on 2016 Optimizing Healthcare Quality Conference

By Leah Berolzheimer, UNC School of Nursing, BSN Class of 2017 An excerpt from my journal: “…Sitting in a large hall amongst 800+ participants from 30+ nations, I am overwhelmed with a sense of pride and ownership for my future profession. In this female-dominated room, people have come from all around the world, dressed in a myriad of colors, fabrics, and styles, greeting one another with waves, bows, prayer gestures, and smiles, and speaking various languages. Despite our many differences, we are here for one reason: a commitment to others. A commitment … Continued

SON Partners with Lineberger Cancer Center to Launch Susan D. Flynn Oncology Nursing Fellowship Program

In partnership with the N.C. Cancer Hospital, the fellowship program will immerse undergraduate nursing students in applied oncology training. UNC-Chapel Hill’s first Susan D. Flynn Oncology Nursing Fellows have begun a six-week immersive program intended to stimulate the career interest and professional development of potential oncology nurses. Austin Cole and Morgan Reddick, both undergraduate students at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Nursing, comprise the inaugural fellowship class. The Susan D. Flynn Oncology Fellowship Program was established in 2014 by Frederick C. Flynn, Jr. in memory of his late wife, Susan, following … Continued

SON Hosts Hillman Scholars Program Annual Meeting

The UNC School of Nursing was pleased to host the annual meeting of the nation’s prestigious Hillman Scholars Program in Nursing Innovation last week. The Scholars Program was established by the Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation in 2010 to identify and prepare — swiftly — the next generation of nurse scientists and scholars. Offered only at the universities of North Carolina, Michigan and Pennsylvania, the highly selective program is designed to furnish Hillman Scholars with BSN and PhD degrees in fewer than six years. The theme of this year’s meeting … Continued

DNP Student Kouchel Receives Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Fellowship

Congratulations to Dana Kouchel, RN, BSN, a second year BSN-to-DNP student who recently received the nursing Geriatrics Interprofessional Fellowship as part of the Carolina Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (CGWEP). CGWEP, a three-year, $2.55 million HRSA grant-funded project housed in the UNC School of Medicine’s Center for Aging and Health, is designed to improve health outcomes for rural and underserved geriatric populations across North Carolina. As a fellow, Kouchel joins an interprofessional team consisting of a practicing North Carolina nurse, dentist and physician who meet all day every other Monday to be trained … Continued

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