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We have so much to celebrate this month! May has been designated Nurses Month, and the World Health Organization and International Council of Nurses extended the Year of the Nurse & Midwife into 2021. National Nurses Week kicks off today with National Nurses Day and will conclude on May 12th, the birthday of Florence Nightingale and International Nurses Day. It is also the final week of the spring semester, with a new class of graduates headed into the workforce to join our alumni and faculty as colleagues in the world’s most trusted profession. … Continued
As general care floors in hospitals turned into COVID-19 triages, students became practitioners and classroom education shifted to the grim reality of treating the victims of a pandemic. Students in the UNC School of Nursing have spent the last year consumed like the rest of us by the coronavirus — but running toward it rather than away. Read more via The Daily Tarheel.
Beginning this year, the Honors Posters presentation will be a part of Diane Berry Research Day. Diane Berry Research Day has been dedicated by the UNC School of Nursing and Sigma Theta Tau to honor Dr. Berry’s legacy of mentorship and teaching. Her inspiration and expertise has meant a great deal to our faculty and students, both past and present. These presentations represent the future of nursing research, carrying Dr. Berry’s influence for years to come. from the Alpha Alpha Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau: University of North Carolina at … Continued
OUTSTANDING ALUMNA AWARD Brigit Maria Carter, PhD ’09 This award recognizes a Carolina Nursing graduate who is known for their outstanding service to the field of nursing, either through scholarly efforts in research or teaching, promotion of health care or excellence in patient care and practice. Dr. Brigit Carter, Professor and Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, joined the Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) in 2010. From 2015 to 2018 she served as the Director of the DUSON Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) program. Dr. Carter earned … Continued
Six rising seniors at the UNC School of Nursing were named 2021 UNC Lineberger-Sylvia Lauterborn and Warren Trent Piver Oncology Nursing Fellows. Read more here, via the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Congratulations to Associate Professor of Public Health and Community Practice, Marianne Cockroft, PhD, RN, the 2021 recipient of the Bill and Mary Lou Booth Community Service and Outreach Award. Cockroft was selected for her proposal to support the community service and outreach of the SON Mobile Health Clinic. Founded in 2016, the SON Mobile Health Clinic provides free health care services to underserved communities. Services provided include blood pressure checks, diabetes and cholesterol assessments, mental health screening, education on chronic diseases, nutrition information, smoking cessation resources and sick care visits. Through … Continued
Congratulations to Crystal Tillman, BSN ’87, who was recently named CEO of the North Carolina Board of Nursing (NCBON)! See below for the press release, courtesy of NCBON. Crystal Tillman, the current Director of the Education and Practice Department at the North Carolina Board of Nursing, has been selected by the Board to succeed Julie George who will retire this coming January. Tillman, an advanced practice registered nurse with more than 37 years of nursing experience, including 10 years of service at the Board, will assume the position of CEO … Continued
By Courtney Mitchell Diane Berry, PhD, ANP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, Jane Sox Monroe Distinguished Professor in Nursing, passed away unexpectedly March 24, 2021, leaving a remarkable legacy of research, mentorship and leadership at Carolina that spanned nearly two decades. Berry was a talented nurse scientist with internationally recognized expertise in chronic illness prevention and management among individuals from underrepresented or disadvantaged backgrounds. Her work focused on management and prevention of obesity, Type 2 diabetes and gestational diabetes mellitus using community-based research in English and Spanish in the United States and in Mexico. She was dedicated to community research centered on the … Continued
We are excited to announce that the president and CEO of the National League for Nursing (NLN), Beverly Malone, PhD, RN, FAAN, will deliver the keynote address to the Class of 2021 at our virtual Spring Graduation Ceremony on Wednesday, May 12 at 6:00 pm. The NLN is the premier organization for nurse faculty and leaders in nursing education, offering professional development, networking opportunities, testing services, nursing research grants, and public policy initiatives to its 40,000 individual and 1,200 institutional members. Dr. Malone began her distinguished career as a surgical … Continued