Jamie Conklin Appointed UNC Health Sciences Nursing Librarian

Jamie Conklin, MLIS, has been named Nursing Librarian and Liaison to the School of Nursing at UNC-Chapel Hill. She officially joined the Health Sciences Library (HSL) team February 12, 2018. HSL serves as an indispensable partner in connecting people with knowledge and information to advance health and health care. Director of the Health Sciences Library, Dr. Mani, says Jamie’s integration into the HSL team supports the library’s mission by means of her expertise in systematic reviews, research engagement and instruction to the UNC Health Affairs schools and UNC Health Care. … Continued

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Recent SON Publications

Well done to the following faculty and students who had papers published recently! Hillman Scholar Kelly Tan and Associate Professor Beth Black recently had their paper “A systematic review of healthcare provider perceptions of perceived barriers and facilitators to routine HIV testing in primary care settings the Southeastern United States” published in the Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care DNP Student Kelly Might Wilson and Professor Donna Havens had their article “Improving physician engagement in interprofessional collaborative practice in rural emergency departments” published in Journal of Interprofessional Education … Continued

2018 STTI-Alpha Alpha Chapter Research Grant Awards

The STTI Alpha Alpha Chapter recently completed the 2018 Research Awards review process. Congratulations to this year’s recipients! The chapter welcomes more nurses, students, and faculty to join the chapter, as well as more research award applications in the years to come. Faculty and Post-doctoral Fellow Research Grant Jia-rong Wu Evaluation of the Family-focused Literacy-sensitive (FamLit) intervention notebook to improve medication adherence in patients with heart failure Lisa Woodley The Lived Experiences of Hispanic / Latino Nursing Students Graduate Student Research Grant Ashley Vaughan (PhD student) To explore how the social … Continued

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Lanning Named UNC Medical Center Nursing Faculty of the Year

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Rhonda Lanning who has been named the 2018 UNC Medical Center Nursing Faculty of the Year. She will be honored at an awards celebration on May 11. Well done, Rhonda!

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SPH Hosts Going Viral: Impact and Implications of the 1918 Flu Pandemic

An interdisciplinary symposium to mark the 100th anniversary of one of the deadliest pandemics in human history will be hosted April 4-6, 2018, by UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, UNC Libraries, UNC’s Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases, the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and RTI International. Symposium events will offer perspectives from the vantage points of medicine, health, social sciences and the humanities. Speakers include leading experts in epidemiology, virology, medicine, communications, literature, history, ethics, policy and other fields. When: Wednesday April 4 – Friday … Continued

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ANS Blood Drive on April 10

Mark your calendar! We will share a sign-up link soon. ​​​​​​​Date: April 10 Time:12:30–5:00 p.m. Location: L700

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Sharpe Represents AANP on Expert Panel

It’s been a busy month for Dr. Leslie Sharpe, who recently served on a technical expert panel addressing childhood obesity among Medicaid enrollees. The panel was coordinated by the RAND Corporation and the Office of Health Policy at DHHS in DC. The panel consisted of one school nurse, seven physicians, and Dr. Sharpe—the only advanced practice nurse. RAND facilitated the panel discussion, which addressed such questions as: What strategies or best practices have been most effective in addressing childhood obesity among Medicaid enrollees? How have providers successfully partnered with community and other organizations, schools, … Continued

Nightingale Gala on March 23

This annual School of Nursing event gives us a chance to celebrate the ending of another year of hard work! Attire is semi-formal, and there will be light food and a DJ. Come out and join the SON community to celebrate another great year! Date: Friday, March 23 Time: 10:00 p.m.–1:00 a.m. Location: Might As Well! (located on Franklin Street) Tickets are one for $20 and two for $35 Contact Shannen Kane for tickets: grainer@live.unc.edu

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Sharpe Appointed to CGFNS Credentialing Sub-Committee

Hats off to Clinical Instructor Leslie Sharpe, DNP, FNP-BC, who recently received a two-year appointment to the CGFNS International Sub-Committee on Advanced Practice Nursing Professional Nurse Credentials and Standards Committee. CGFNS, or Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools, International is a US-based non-profit whose mission is to serve the global community through programs and services that verify and promote the knowledge-based practice competency of health care professionals.

Davison Receives 2018 AANP State Award for Excellence

Associate Professor Jean Ann Davison, DNP, FNP-BC will be among the recipients honored with the prestigious American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) 2018 State Award for Excellence at an awards ceremony and reception held during the AANP 2018 National Conference June 26-July 1, 2018, in Denver, CO. The State Award for Nurse Practitioner Excellence, founded in 1991, recognizes a nurse practitioner (NP) in a state who demonstrates excellence in practice. In 1993, the State Award for Nurse Practitioner Advocate was added to recognize the efforts of individuals who have made a significant … Continued