News and Events

SON Receives Prestigious Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Nursing Scholars Grant to Prepare PhD Nurses

February 22, 2016 | In Development, Education, News, Research

Sizeable matching private donations from School alumna Carolyn London BSN ’56 and the Carl Swisher Foundation help bring grant to North Carolina.

The UNC School of Nursing is one of only 32 schools of nursing nationwide to receive a grant to increase the number of nurses holding PhDs. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Future of Nursing Scholars program will provide financial support, mentoring, and leadership development to nurses who commit to earn their PhDs in three years.

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A Powerful Nurse—Fay Casell Smith (1959–2016)

February 19, 2016 | In Education, News

Today we learned of the passing of Ms. Fay Casell Smith, RN, MSN, FNP, one of our treasured preceptors. Since 2008, Fay faithfully and effectively taught many of our graduate students in our Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program.  In her one-on-one teaching Fay guided students as they connected their coursework with their care of patients. She was beloved by every student and faculty member whom she encountered.

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You’re Invited: LeVine Family Professorship Celebration

February 19, 2016 | In Development, Events Tags: ,

Please plan to join the School of Nursing community as we celebrate the establishment of the Melissa and Harry LeVine Family Professorship in Quality of Life, Health Promotion and Wellness at the UNC School of Nursing. Cheryl Woods Giscombe, PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC, has been appointed the first LeVine Professor and will join the LeVine family in offering remarks.

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Global Perspective, Local Touch: Alum Minh Nguyen ’10 Featured by UNC School of Medicine

February 19, 2016 | In Alumni, Global Health, News

More than a decade ago, Minh Nguyen came to the United States as a high school exchange student. He has since followed a path to the UNC School of Nursing, a nursing position in the Burn Intensive Care Unit at UNC Medical Center’s renowned North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center, and the UNC School of Medicine, where today he is training to become a physician.

Please click here to read more of the terrific feature by Zach Read of the UNC School of Medicine.


Berry Receives Funding for Diabetes Study

February 17, 2016 | In Global Health, Research

Congratulations to Diane Berry, who with researchers from Univerisidad Autonoma de Tamuilipas School of Nursing, Tampico, Tamuilipas, México, has received grant funding from Sigma Theta Tau International to conduct a pilot study into the management of type-2 diabetes through group visit intervention.

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