ANS Hosts Tar Heal Explorations

The Association of Nursing Students held its annual Tar Heal Explorations event on Saturday, October 3rd. The annual outreach program is designed to educate and interest a new generation of potential health care providers in the benefits of a healthy lifestyle and how valuable and gratifying it is to be nurse. Nearly 50 Scouts from troops across the state participated in the event, which was divided into an introduction, six learning stations, lunch and a poster presentation. The stations covered topics including infection prevention, body image, fitness, first aid, nutrition and the … Continued

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Wei Manuscript Published in Journal Heart & Lung

Holly Wei, a doctoral candidate in the School of Nursing, has had one of her manuscripts for her dissertation accepted in the Journal Heart & Lung and the manuscript is already available e-pub ahead of press. This manuscript presents her efforts to synthesize a very large body of research literature exploring the effects of having a child with a congenital heart condition in which surgery is necessary and the state of the science on how this experience affects the family. This very comprehensive synthesis was then used to design Holly’s … Continued

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Wei Manuscript Published in Journal Heart & Lung

Holly Wei, a doctoral candidate in the School of Nursing, has had one of her manuscripts for her dissertation accepted in the Journal Heart & Lung and the manuscript is already available e-pub ahead of press. This manuscript presents her efforts to synthesize a very large body of research literature exploring the effects of having a child with a congenital heart condition in which surgery is necessary and the state of the science on how this experience affects the family. This very comprehensive synthesis was then used to design Holly’s … Continued

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Thatcher Receives NC TraCS Funding

Congratulations to Post-Doc Esther Thatcher, MSN, PhD, whose study titled “Development of a Nutrition and Food Preparation Training Program for Home Care Aides: A Formative Study” has received funding from NC TraCS. She will use the funding to conduct interviews with managers and trainers of home care workers, specifically for the interview transcription costs, travel, and incentives for participation.

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SON Welcomes Visiting Students from Mexico’s Autonomous University

The School of Nursing is delighted to welcome Sergio Eduardo Matíenzo Torres and Beatriz Medellín Cabrera, nursing students visiting from the Autonomous University of Tamaulipas School of Nursing in Tampico, Mexico. Their visit is the first in an exchange program developed between the two schools of nursing, and is the product of many years’ collaboration between UNC’s Diane Berry, PhD, ANP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, Christina Harlan, RN, BSN, MA, and Associate Dean for Global Affairs, Gwen Sherwood, PhD, RN, FAAN and Lidia Guadalupe Compeán Ortiz, DCE, Eunice Reséndiz González, DCE, Paulina … Continued

Fleming, Pados Receive Grant Funding

Congratulations to Louise Fleming, current SON doctoral candidate, and Britt Pados, SON PhD recipient and assistant professor, who recently received research grants from the American Nurses Foundation and the American Academy of Nursing! Fleming received her grant from the American Nurses Foundation (ANF) through the Southern Nursing Research Society (SNRS) to fund her dissertation study entitled “Parental Management of Adrenal Crisis in Children with Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia.” Classic congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH), a rare, genetic, endocrine disorder, requires parents to inject a child with hydrocortisone intramuscularly during times of illness and adrenal crisis. The aims of … Continued

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SON Hosts 2nd Annual White Coat Ceremony and Family Open House

In fitting tribute to the occasion, the sun broke through persistent clouds just as first year students in the SON’s BSN programs took their place for the processional into the School’s second annual White Coat Ceremony held at historic Memorial Hall on Sunday. The program, emceed by Interim Dean Donna Havens, featured remarks by Dr. Beverly Foster, director of the undergraduate program, and Kathy Moore, assistant dean for student affairs. A moving keynote on the nature of caring was delivered by Vice President of the American Nurses Association, Dr. Ernest Grant, … Continued

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Doctoral Candidate Mitchell’s Paper to be Published

Congratulations to Star Mitchell, whose paper “Social Factors Related to Smoking among Rural, Low-Income Women: Findings from a Systematic Review” has been accepted for publication by the Journal of Public Health Nursing.

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Join us for the 2nd Annual White Coat Ceremony and Family Open House

The School of Nursing is pleased to host the 2nd Annual White Coat Ceremony at Memorial Hall on Sunday, September 27th at 2:00 p.m. All members of the SON community are invited to attend. Ernest Grant, PhD, MSN, RN, FAAN, newly-elected vice president of the American Nurses Association and nursing education clinician  at UNC Hospitals’ Jaycee Burn Unit, will serve as keynote speaker. The ceremony will be followed by an open house at Carrington Hall for families and guests from 3:30-5:00 p.m. Join us for tours of the building and … Continued

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SON Launches Initiative for Military-Affiliated Students

The UNC School of Nursing recently launched an initiative for veteran and active-duty military students aimed at creating a smooth transition into the School’s academic programs. A welcome and networking luncheon for students with military experience served to kick things off during fall orientation. Faculty and staff with military backgrounds joined the students, who were informed of available support services within the School and at UNC, and were introduced to the School’s Military Advisory Committee, which was formed in 2014 to guide this initiative. The School currently enrolls 30 military-affiliated … Continued

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