Quintana Attending NCICLE Symposium

Best of luck to Catherine Quintana, School of Nursing DNP student, who will travel to Chicago next week for the National Collaborative for Improving Clinical Learning Environments (NCICLE) symposium. NCICLE is a collaborative of 30 organizations committed to improving interprofessional education and patient care outcomes within clinical learning environments. School of Nursing’s Tom Bush, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP and Meg Zomorodi, PhD, CNL, RN will also attend. Tom serves on the NCICLE conference planning committee and Meg will serve as facilitator for the symposium. Senior Associate Dean of the School of Social … Continued

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Lackey Selected As “Greek of the Week”

We’re so proud of our Hillman Scholar Charity Lackey, who was chosen as Greek of the Week by the National Pan-Hellenic Council of UNC! She is the first African American scholar in the Hillman Scholars program and is a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority. Congratulations, Charity!

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Britton Poster Award Eligible

Great work to Hillman Scholar Laura Britton whose poster “Contraception use patterns among women with prediabetes, undiagnosed diabetes and diagnosed diabetes (P53)” was among the highest-scored posters at this year’s North American Forum on Family Planning and is now eligible for an award. Congratulations, Laura!

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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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Patel Elected to Serve on IRGNI Advisory Committee

The School of Nursing is proud of Hillman Scholar Esita Patel, who was elected to serve on AcademyHealth’s Interdisciplinary Research Group on Nursing Issues (IRGNI) Advisory Committee as the student representative! AcademyHealth is the largest interdisciplinary professional organization for health services researchers, and Esita will help develop activities and tactics to engage the organization’s national and international members. Congratulations, Esita!

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ABSN Students Begin New Peri-Operative Track

This week marked the start of a new pilot peri-operative track designed to highlight the importance of operating room nursing and show patient progression from pre-op to discharge for students in N591 (Nursing Care of Adults with Major Health Problems II). ABSN students Aimee Podraza, KaRae’ Carey, and Allison Schmidt (all pictured) will spend approximately twenty shifts through four areas associated with the operating room which include pre-operative services, the operating room, the post-anesthesia care unit, and a surgical floor at UNC Hillsborough. They will also have the opportunity to shadow a CRNA. This … Continued

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Student Summer Travel to Spain

Over the summer, six undergraduate nursing students, Antonio Hernandez Blanco, Lilian Bravo, Olivia Jaouhari, Leslie Morales, Maria Ruiz, and Araceli Rodriguez, traveled to Spain with Dr. Marcia Van Riper for two weeks to attend an international summer school program offered by the Universidad de Navarra in Pamplona, Spain.While there, they attended classes on topics such as the Spanish National Health System, nursing education, research and service in Spain, and the promotion of health and healthy environments. They also visited a variety of clinical sites and participated in a number of cultural activities. … Continued

UNCSON and Well Care Home Health Announce First Well Care Home Health Leadership Scholar

The UNC School of Nursing welcomed the inaugural Well Care Home Health Leadership Scholar, Brandi Robinson, to its Clinical Nurse Leaders program on August 22. Ms. Robinson marks the first scholar to enter the innovative public-private program designed to prepare nurse leaders for the home health industry. The Scholars Program was established in August 2016 as a partnership between the School and Well Care Home Health, an effort funded by Well Care Home Health. “Well Care is thrilled to welcome Ms. Robinson into the Scholars Program as we continue our … Continued

Doctoral and Post-Doctoral News

AnnMarie Walton has co-authored three papers recently: 1. “Workplace Hazards Faced by Nursing Assistants in the United States; A Focused Literature Review,” published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2. “Benefits, Facilitators, Barriers and Strategies to Improve Pesticide Protective Behaviors: Insights from Farmworkers in North Carolina Tobacco Fields,” published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 3. “Perceived benefits and barriers to exercise for recently treated adults with acute leukemia,” also written by Professor Ashley Bryant and published in the Oncology Nursing Forum. Hillman Scholar Laura Britton … Continued

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HRSA Awards SON $2M to Support MENTORS Program

The UNC School of Nursing is delighted to announce new HRSA grant funding in the amount of $1,997,082* over four years to support a key program developed and directed by Associate Professor Shielda Rodgers entitled Meeting Educational Needs Through Optimization of Retention Strategies for Students, or MENTORS2. The MENTORS2 program is designed to increase the percentage and retention of UNC School of Nursing students from underrepresented ethnic minority groups and disadvantaged backgrounds through a multi-pronged approach aimed at minimizing the negative impact of social determinants on academic success. Faculty members involved with the program … Continued

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