Active and visionary thinking, the fearless advancement of innovation through creativity, and the pursuit of unrestrained scientific inquiry on behalf of people in need: this is how Carolina nurses change lives, and this is how the UNC School of Nursing shapes a profession.
Areas of Expertise
Seniors are the most rapidly growing patient population in the US. Developing new methodologies for educating caregivers and improving tools for evidence-based care creates better health outcomes for aging adults.
Chronic conditions such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes are the leading causes of death and disability in the United States. At Carolina Nursing we focus on preventing and managing these conditions across the lifespan to improve health outcomes and save lives.
Investigating and addressing the factors that increase the risk of poor health outcomes in vulnerable populations is critical to creating health equity.
Parents, spouses, and other family members play a central role in determining an individual’s health. At Carolina Nursing, we’re committed to improving the health of women, children and families using family-focused interventions.
The integration of social, environmental, behavioral and mental health considerations into patient care is the future of nursing.
Using the latest in simulation-based educational experiences, data-driven practice and workforce research, we are empowering nurses to deliver the best care to their patients.
From intensive care to the emergency department, our acute care research and programs focus on providing patients with the best treatment for sudden and severe illnesses and injuries.
As we work to advance health care for our neighbors, the impact of that work is felt at points all over the globe. From our home on South Columbia Street, to Cambodia, to Cairo, Carolina Nursing is improving nursing education and health care all around the world.
Karen Sheffield-Abdullah on NPR: Health department medical detectives find 84% of U.S. maternal deaths are preventable
Grace Wu receives the 2023 UNC Junior Faculty Development Award
Peggy Wilmoth Appointed to North Carolina Institute of Medicine
Rose Mary Xavier, PhD, MS, RN, PMHNP-BC, FAAN
Dr. Rose Mary Xavier is a nurse scientist and a psychiatric nurse practitioner who investigates the biological mechanisms of neuropsychiatric symptoms for clinical translation. She is the director of the School of Nursing’s BioBehavioral Lab and is also a seasoned clinician with extensive experience—working with the severely mentally ill and chemically dependent adult population in a variety of psychiatric care settings including involuntary and voluntary treatment facilities, large community hospitals, state mental health systems and outpatient psychiatry clinics.
Read more about Dr. Xavier’s work here.