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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Attention Students: Apply for SHAC Leadership

The Student Health Action Coalition (SHAC) is pleased to announce its leadership and staff application for the upcoming year. This is a common application for nearly all positions available in our organization, including its Executive Committee, Student Representatives Committee, and Medical Clinic, along with a variety of other SHAC programs. If you have any questions or experience any difficulty with the form, please contact our department of human resources at The link to the form is here, and detailed instructions as well as definitions of common terms and job descriptions are linked on the first page. Submissions … Continued

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Danneker Awarded Carter Research Grant

Congratulations to BSN candidate Megan Danneker who recently received the Michael P. and Jean W. Carter Research Grant from the UNC Honors Program for her honors thesis. Well done, Megan!

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Galbraith to Present Poster at 2015 ICEC

Congratulations to SON Doctoral Candidate Kayoll Galbraith for having her study “A Literature Review on Parental Acceptance and Uptake of the HPV Vaccine among African Americans and Latinos in the United States” accepted for a poster presentation for the 2015 International Cancer Education Conference.

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SON Students Compete in Three Minute Thesis Competition

On October 27 Usha Cherian and Megan Wildes will be participating in this year’s Three Minute Thesis® competition sponsored by the Graduate School.  To cheer them on in the preliminary round, head to the Carolina Union, rooms 3203 and 3209 from 4:00-5:30 p.m. All students, faculty and staff are encouraged to serve as audience members! The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) is an academic competition that assists current graduate students with fostering effective presentation and communication skills. Each participant will have 3 minutes for their presentation  Each participant will be judged on comprehension and … Continued

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SON Alumni Serve as Mentors at Mock Interview Event

Preparing for life after graduation can be stressful for any student. In the midst of classes, clinicals and boards, it can be almost impossible for nursing students to simply find the time to ponder “life after.” To prepare our students for this next step, the Undergraduate Student Governance Council incorporated a day of professional comportment into their yearlong Get Hired series. Inviting professionals who occupy varying positions within the nursing field, the Council held a workshop entitled “Strategies for Transitioning from Student to Professional Nurse.” Sessions ranged from panel discussions on professional … Continued

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