SON Blood Drive—Thanks to all who gave!!

Thanks so much to everyone who participated in our blood drive last Tuesday. Because of you, we were able to donate 27 units of blood to the Red Cross. Our spring blood drive will be held April 1. Mark your calendars!

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Thomas N.P. Johnson III Establishes War Heroes’ Nursing Scholarships

The School is so pleased to announce the War Heroes’ Nursing Scholarships Fund, generously established by Thomas N.P. Johnson III to support five named merit scholarships for graduate or undergraduate nursing students at the UNC Chapel Hill. The inaugural recipients of these scholarships all participate in SON’s newly formed military student group. Of his generosity Tom explains that he first understood the important contributions of nurses during his service as a Vietnam-era medic in the U.S. Air Force, an experience that would shape his later interest in supporting nursing education. The UNC Chapel … Continued

SON Blood Drive—Give the Gift of Life!

One donation can help save the lives of up to three people! Eighty percent of the blood donations given to the Red Cross are collected at mobile blood drives.  The Association of Nursing Students invites the UNC-CH School of Nursing Community to come out and GIVE BLOOD on Tuesday, November 17th 11:30am-4:00pm in L700. We encourage donors to go online now to sign-up for the Nov 17th blood drive using sponsor code UNC. The day of the blood drive donors can go to and answer health history questions and … Continued

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NIH-Funded Summer Research Opportunity

Georgia Southern University invites undergraduate and graduate nursing students to apply for a 6-week summer program hosted by the Rural Health Research Institute in collaboration with the Center for Rural Health and Health Disparities at Mercer University. The initiative, called DESRE (Disparities Elimination Summer Research Experience), is a paid, hands-on research experience for undergraduate and graduate students. During the program, students engage in cutting-edge rural health disparities research and receive training in the unique factors associated with addressing health disparities. Students work with and learn from a team of experienced faculty … Continued

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MSN & DNP Students: N799 Elective Offered Spring 2016

Integrating Behavioral Health into Primary Care Settings (3 credits) This course introduces graduate students in the health professions to the models of integrated healthcare and specifically the concepts of incorporating behavioral health screening, brief interventions and treatment protocols for primary care settings. The concepts will be presented, discussed and critically analyzed towards the development and implementation of best practices in the graduate student’s clinical settings. This is an elective course at the UNC-CH School of Nursing for MSN and DNP students. Key themes are: integration of behavioral health; integrated healthcare; co-location … Continued

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SON Honors Veteran Students

To honor and thank our veteran and active-military students, the School of Nursing hosted its first Veterans Day Luncheon on November 10. Students were greeted by Dr. Pamela Johnson Rowsey, the coordinator of the School’s new Military-Affiliated Students Initiative, and additional remarks were provided by Interim Dean Donna Havens and Assistant Dean for Advancement Anne Webb. SON veteran alumni and donors, Jo Anne Trowbridge Martin, BSN ’69 and Angelo Moore, PhD ’10, joined the group, as well. A brief keynote was given by Amber Mathwig, UNC-Chapel Hill’s new veteran students assistant coordinator, … Continued

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Students: Need Assistance with your SNRS Poster?

SNRS 2016 is rapidly approaching! If you need assistance preparing a poster or oral presentation, please contact the Office of Communications at to get your project in our queue. In order to ensure the timely completion of your presentation, please follow our poster presentation checklist and submit your materials, with noted approvals from co-authors and/or faculty mentors, to us no later than January 8, 2016. SNRS material submitted after the deadline will be handled on time-available basis and completion in time for the conference is not guaranteed. We look forward to working … Continued

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McFarlane Initiated into Phi Beta Kappa

Congratulations to SON BSN candidate Emma McFarlane for her initiation into the Alpha of North Carolina Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa on November 9! Phi Beta Kappa is the oldest and most widely known academic honor society. For more than two hundred years, election to membership has been a recognition of academic excellence achieved in the course of completing an education in the liberal arts and sciences at the undergraduate level. For more information, please visit Alpha of North Carolina PBK.

Categories: Awards, Students

Russell Receives Scholarship from NC Great 100

Kudos to MSN candidate Rebecca Russell, who was recently selected to receive a $2,000 scholarship from the NC Great 100. Each year on a rotating basis, schools of nursing are selected to nominate a student for one of their programs. 2015 was UNC’s year to nominate a MSN student. Rebecca was selected by MSN program faculty. Her scholarship was announced at the annual Great 100 gala in Raleigh on October 17. She shared honors that evening with a few other UNC SON folks. Congratulations, Rebecca!

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Wildes a Finalist in Three Minute Thesis Competition

Three cheers for DNP candidate Megan Wildes, who has advanced to the finalist round in UNC’s Three Minute Thesis Competition! Be sure to head over to the Stone Center on November 4 at 4:00 p.m. to cheer her on! The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) is an academic competition that assists current graduate students pursuing a doctoral degree with fostering effective presentation and communication skills. Participants have just three minutes to explain the breadth and significance of their research project to a non-specialist audience. 3MT was developed by The University of Queensland in … Continued

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