PhD Candidate Devane-Johnson’s Paper Discussed on International Panel

Doctoral candidate Stephanie Devane-Johnson has had her paper “Factors Related to Breastfeeding in African-American Women: Implications for a Paradigm Shift” accepted as part of a discussion panel for the 11th Annual Breastfeeding and Feminism International Conference Advancing Breastfeeding Policy and Advocacy: Focus on Work and Poverty to be held in Chapel Hill in March 2016. CONGRATULATIONS, Stephanie!

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Doctoral Candidate Bai to Present at ONS Congress

Congratulations to Jinbing Bai, who has been informed that his “Reliability of the Parent Caring Response Scoring System (P-CaReSS) for Children During Cancer Treatment-Related Port Starts” has been accepted as a podium presentation at the 41st annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress this spring in San Antonio. Way to go, Bing!

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Doctoral Candidate Jo Awarded Dissertation Fellowship

Congratulations to Minjeong Jo, who has been awarded a Graduate School Off-Campus Dissertation Fellowship Award for 2016. Minjeong’s dissertation will explore how family members of chronically critically ill patients perceive the quality of communication with their ICU physicians and nurses, and to examine the relationship between these perceptions and family members’ symptoms of anxiety, depression, and stress. Minjeong’s study will be the first of its kind in her home country of Korea, and has already made great progress in recruiting hospitals. Minjeong’s dissertation is chaired by MiKyung Song. Congratulations, Minjeong, … Continued

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Women’s Health Information Group (WHIG) Formed, Holds Fundraiser

The newly-formed Women’s Health Information Group (WHIG) had its first successful fundraiser before its first official meeting! Rhonda Lanning is serving as adviser to this student-run group which will focus on providing information, support and resources to nursing students with an interest in careers in Women’s Health. Prior to our first meeting last Friday, the group connected with fellow students across the SON to participate in a collaborative fundraiser with Carolina BEBES (at the School of Public Health) to collect diapers and feminine products for babies and women in need. … Continued

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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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