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.
Carolina Nursing designated PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center
Carolina Nursing is committed to strengthening nursing and midwifery education and improving care for women and their babies. Carolina Nursing’s Collaborating Center will develop online nurse leadership and training programs and conduct research to improve health care quality and safety in the American region.
New faculty member Dr. Sheffield-Abdullah featured on The Well
UNC School of Nursing undergraduate program ranks fourth in the country
CCNE Accreditation Visit — Opportunity for Comments
Marianne Baernholdt, PHD, MPH, RN, FAAN
Associate Dean for Global Initiatives
Learn more about Office of Global Initiatives here.