Dean Swanson Leads Academic Panel on University Day

As part of the festivities around the installation of Chancellor Carol Folt, Dean and Alumni Distinguished Professor Kristen M. Swanson, PhD, RN, FAAN, moderated an academic panel on Innovation and Impact. Joining her were assistant professor Cheryl Giscombé, PhD, MSN, RN from the SON, assistant professor Zeynep Tufecki from the School of Information and Library Science, and associate professor Will Vizuete, PhD, from the Gillings School of Global Public Health. The panel focused on fostering new ideas. Some of the themes discussed included following curiosity from one discipline to another … Continued

Havens Named to National Commission on the Magnet Recognition Program

SON professor Donna Havens has just been notified that the Executive Committee of the American Nurses Credentialing Center Board of Directors has appointed her to serve as the academic member of the National Commission on the Magnet Recognition Program. Her term runs till July 2014. Congratulations, Donna, for the important contribution you will make to this major standard-setting commission.

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Soltis-Jarrett Joins NC Board of Nursing Advisory Committee

Kudos to associate clinical professor Victoria Soltis-Jarrett, PhD, who has been been appointed to the North Carolina State Board of Nursing Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN) Advisory Committee. She has been chosen to represent APRNs and also our school on this important committee. Soltis-Jarrett heads the psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner program.

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Carolina nursing student volunteers in Mexican village health clinic

Amy Davenport is a Carolina BSN student who is volunteering in the Oaxacan village of Teotitlan del Valle this summer at the public health clinic. Her writing is extraordinary and captures the essence of village life and the practices of another culture. I hope you will be captivated by her stories, as I am. http://amyinoaxaca.wordpress.com/

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Tom Bush, MSN, FNP-BC Receives NC 2010 Award for Excellence from American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

Nurse Practitioners and Advocates Honored during National AANP Conference (June 22, 2010) — Nurse practitioners (NPs) and nurse practitioner advocates, recipients of the prestigious State Awards for Excellence, will be honored on Wednesday, June 23 during the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) 25th National Conference at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona June 23-27, 2010. The State Award for Nurse Practitioner Excellence, founded in 1991, recognizes an NP in a state who demonstrates excellence in practice, research, NP education, or community affairs. In 1993, the State Award for … Continued

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Nursing Student Minh Nguyen Receives First Cronenwett Global Study Award

It is with great joy we announce the first UNC Chapel Hill School of Nursing Cronenwett Global Health Scholar award! It is fitting that the Global Nursing Advisory Council selected Minh Nguyen, a student in our baccalaureate program to receive this first award based on his plans for a summer experience in his native Vietnam to work with a rural hospital on quality and safety. Minh is enrolled in our N489 this summer with faculty Chris Harlan and will be in Vietnam for about one month working with a rural … Continued

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Three New Tenure-Track Faculty Appointed

Dean Kristen Swanson reports that the School of Nursing will have three outstanding new tenure line faculty joining us in August. Each of them brings exciting new expertise to our research and teaching mission. Dr. Jennifer Leeman will move from her current appointment as Research Associate Professor in the Research Support Center to Assistant Professor, tenure line, in the Health Care Environments Division. Her research, focused on comparative effectiveness, will guide consumers and providers alike in identifying what works to keep people healthy, manage chronic conditions, and prevent or treat … Continued

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Oermann Authors “Writing for Publication in Nursing”

Dr. Marilyn Oermann, professor and division chair in the UNC Chapel Hill School of Nursing, has another new book: Oermann, M.H., & Hays, J.C. (2011). Writing for Publication in Nursing (2nd ed.). New York: Springer. This is Marilyn’s 19th book. Writing for Publication in Nursing was prepared for beginning and experienced authors, for nurses who want to write for publication, and for graduate students who need to write research reports, clinical articles, systematic reviews, and other types of articles. The book describes the process of writing, beginning with an idea … Continued

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Accelerated BSN Student Judith Hunt Wins Essay Contest

Judith Hunt, a nursing student at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, recently was awarded a $1,000 first-place scholarship for her entry in an essay contest on BrainTrack.com, a worldwide university and college directory that lists more than 10,000 higher-education institutions in over 190 countries. Ms. Hunt’s essay offered exceptionally creative and helpful guidance for prospective and current nursing students. Hunt is participating in an accelerated bachelor-level nursing program at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill in order to earn her second degree. In her winning essay, she wrote: “Nurses … Continued

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Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners Meet NC Health Care Needs

A Note of Thanks From Dr. Victoria Soltis-Jarrett Yesterday we welcomed a new class for pre-orientation and I realized that I wanted to share some important facts with our alumni and friends. With scholarship support and assistance from our State Legislature, we have been able to graduate 28 PMHNP students who utilized the state monies as of this summer (2010). All 28 students benefited from the scholarship funds ($125,000 allocated per year) that was made available to them by the Great State of NC and who, without its support, would … Continued

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