Stone and Davis Co-Author Article in September’s Journal of Emergency Nursing

Dr. Elizabeth Stone, Clinical Assistant Professor, and Dr. Leslie Davis, Associate Professor, co-authored “State of the Science: Skull Fracture and Intracranial Injury in Children Below Age 2” in September’s edition of the Journal of Emergency Nursing. The article addresses the gap in the literature regarding the best practice for emergency department triage assessment in children below two years old who have sustained suspected minor head injuries. Well done, Drs. Stone and Davis!

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Stone Appointed to Represent Emergency Nurses Association in the Joint Commission Summit on Weighing All Patients in Kilograms

Assistant Professor Elizabeth Stone, PhD, RN, CPEN, has been appointed to represent the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) in the Joint Commission Summit on Weighing All Patients in Kilograms. The Summit will focus on creating a long-term pathway for change in weighing patients in pounds to kilograms by discussing best practices, as well as barriers for implementation, that will further motivate progress toward safer medication administration practices. Through her involvements with ENA, Dr. Stone, a pediatric emergency nurse, has been involved in advocating for metric conversion to help reduce medication errors for … Continued

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Woodley’s Articles on Health Disparities and Diversity in Nursing Published

Lisa Woodley, PhD, MSN, RN, CNE, CHPN, has had two articles published recently. The first, published in Pediatric Nursing, investigates how health disparities impact pediatric patients with asthma, and the instrumental role nurses have in helping reduce these disparities. The second article, titled Acculturation into nursing for Hispanic/Latino prelicensure nursing students and new graduates: Integrative review of literature, was published in Nurse Educator and is an integrative literature review focused on pre-licensure Hispanic and Latinx nursing students’ experiences as they join the culture of nursing. Following the release of this … Continued

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Wilmoth Selected to Serve on Department of Defense Military Family Readiness Council

Executive Dean Peggy Wilmoth, PhD, MSS, RN, FAAN, was nominated by the Reserve Officers Association (ROA) Executive Committee and selected by the Department of Defense for one of three military/veterans service organization seats on its new Military Family Readiness Council. “General Wilmoth is a superb choice as the voice of the Reserve Component family on this important council; her selection is evidence of her incredible credentials and of ROA’s reputation for being a professional, informed, and constructive voice within the RC sphere,” said ROA’s executive director, Jeff Phillips. The announcement from … Continued

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Mulholland and Cortés Travel to Ecuador to Teach at Continuing Education Conference

Assistant Professor Andrea Mulholland, DNP, FNP-C, and Assistant Professor Yamnia Cortés, PhD, MPH, FNP, traveled to Manta, Ecuador, on August 19 through 24 to teach a course to 41 nurses at the Urgent Care: Cuidados de Emergencia continuing education conference. The three-day conference was supported by colleagues at the University of San Francisco, Quito, and the General Public Health System (Instituto Ecuatoriano de Seguridad Social). The course taught by Mulholland and Cortes reviewed nursing care for common conditions in patients presenting to emergency departments and included quizzes, group work, and … Continued

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Cromeens to Study Pathways to Endometriosis Diagnosis with American Nurses Foundation Grant

Hillman Scholar Martha Grace Cromeens has been awarded a $9,999 American Nurses Foundation (ANF) grant from the Virginia Kelley Fund to map pathways to diagnosis of endometriosis among a diverse group of women Endometriosis is estimated to affect 5-10% of reproductive-aged women. Despite the profound negative effects of this chronic condition on individual functioning and quality of life, diagnosis can take years or even decades. During this time of delayed diagnosis, women suffer from chronic pelvic pain, menstrual irregularity, pain with intercourse and infertility among other physical symptoms. They also … Continued

Waldrop Article Published on Partnering for Professional Development in the Galápagos Islands

Professor Julee Waldrop, DNP, PNP, FAANP, FAAN, co-authored an article titled Partnering for Professional Development in the Galápagos Islands, which was recently published in the The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing. Nurses living in the Galápagos Islands face barriers to accessing continuing professional development (CPD), particularly in their native language and appropriate for their unique island culture due to their remote location, 1,000 km off the coast of Ecuador. This article reviews the evidence on providing professional development from high-resource countries to low-resource countries; describes a case example of … Continued

Cortés Published in Atherosclerosis

Assistant Professor Yamnia I. Cortés, PhD, MPH, FNP, was among the authors of Pregnancy-related events associated with subclinical cardiovascular disease burden in late midlife: SWAN, an article recently published in Atherosclerosis. This work in the Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation (SWAN) highlighted that pregnancy history is an important marker of subclinical cardiovascular disease in late midlife women and may impact the vasculature through distinct pathways. Citation: Cortés YI, Catov JM, Brooks M, El Khoudary SR, Thurston RC, Matthews KA, Isasi CR, Jackson EA, Barinas-Mitchell E. Pregnancy-related events associated … Continued

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Tonges Receives UIC Outstanding Alumni Achievement Award

Mary Crabtree Tonges, PhD, MS, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, has received an Outstanding Alumni Achievement Award from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing, where she received her master’s degree. Tonges served as as senior vice president and chief nursing officer at the University of North Carolina Hospitals and associate dean for UNC Health Care in the UNC Chapel Hill School of Nursing from 2002 until her retirement in 2016. She is receiving this award in recognition of her exceptional contributions to healthcare, health science and society throughout her … Continued

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Submit Comments for CCNE Accreditation by October 16

Dear SON Community: The School of Nursing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will host an accreditation visit by the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) on November 6–8, 2019. CCNE will be conducting an on-site evaluation of our Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and Post-Graduate APRN Certificate programs. In accordance with CCNE’s procedures, the Commission provides the opportunity for program constituents and other interested parties to submit, in writing, third-party comments concerning our programs’ qualifications for accreditation. We invite you to submit comments to CCNE at … Continued