The UNC-Chapel Hill School of Nursing has recently received two U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grants to support students enrolled in advanced nursing degree programs. Nursing Faculty Loan Program The School of Nursing has successfully competed for increased funding from the Nursing Faculty Loan Program (NFLP) for the 2016-17 academic year. The purpose of the NFLP, which began in 2003, is to increase the number of qualified nurse faculty by providing loans to part-time and full-time students enrolled in advanced degree programs. As a grantee, the School should continually recruit committed candidates, … Continued
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing teams up with leading home health provider to establish the Well Care Home Health Leadership Scholars Program—a program funded through gifts to the UNC School of Nursing Foundation to prepare nurse leaders for the home health industry. In August 2016, the UNC School of Nursing will introduce the Well Care Home Health Leadership Scholars Program, the result of an innovative new partnership with North Carolina-based Well Care Home Health, a leader in health care for in-home post-acute patients. Funded … Continued
Hats off to Assistant Professor Cecilia Roscigno, PhD, RN, CNRN for receiving a 2016 Student Undergraduate Teaching Award! Recipients were selected from nominations made by undergraduate students for “demonstrated teaching excellence, success in positively affecting a broad spectrum of students both in and outside of the classroom, and creation of a dynamic learning environment.” A letter from the Executive Branch of Student Government stated “The [Student Undergraduate Teaching and Staff Awards Committee] received many qualified nominations this year, but your nomination stood out among the rest.” Excerpts from her nominations … Continued
Lessons learned from Assistant Professor Rhonda Lanning’s course preparing students and volunteers to become birth doulas are the topic of Sarah McShane’s talk as she competes as one of five finalists to become a TEDxUNC 2016 Student Speaker. This year’s TEDxUNC theme is Bodies: Being Human. In her 18 minutes, Sarah will discuss the parallels between the medicalization of birth and death, and why it is important that we become more comfortable talking about them. She will draw from her experiences becoming a doula and losing her father this past year. Come … Continued
Assistant Professor Rhonda Lanning RN, MSN, CNM, IBCLC was recently highlighted in a story released by the UNC Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology for developing a unique model of education and care. Lanning, who runs the Birth Partners volunteer doula program at UNC Hospitals, offers the APPLES service-learning course “Supporting the Childbearing Family” that brings together volunteer doulas and students for an immersive, hands-on educational experience. Please read more about Lanning’s innovative approach and the School of Nursing students who are participating here.
The School of Nursing is pleased to host to the second cohort of INACSL-CAE Fellows. The INACSL CAE Fellowship is designed for new simulation educators, existing simulation educators who need additional support, and directors overseeing a simulation center. The course is experiential and interactive in nature and utilizes seminars, discussion groups, plenary sessions and “hands on” activities to deliver course content. The Fellowship is a three-part program consisting of webinars, workshops, and mentoring. The cohort will consist of 30 participants and three facilitators, who are simulation experts with five or more … Continued
On November 13, Julee Waldrop will present on the topic “What’s Working Well in Course Redesign” at the 5th Faculty Showcase for Teaching at Carolina sponsored by the Center for Faculty Excellence. Please visit here for more information, or to attend the Showcase.