Williams Awarded $2.4M in HRSA Funding for Workforce Project Invest in Nursing

Assistant Professor Megan P. Williams’s project Invest in Nursing: An Educational Redesign to Strengthen the Primary Care Workforce has been funded by the Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA) Nurse, Education, Practice, Quality and Retention-Registered Nurses in Primary Care Award for $2,396,978. The project is a partnership with Piedmont Health Services (PHS) and will begin July 1, 2018 and run through June 2022. The Invest in Nursing project is a four-year training program aimed at developing a sustainable primary care nursing workforce to practice in community-based primary care teams in rural and underserved settings. … Continued

Berry, Leeman Team Selected for UNC Creativity Hubs Inaugural Award

Professors Diane Berry and Jennifer Leeman serve on a team that was selected for an initial UNC Creativity Hubs award. Please click here for more on the UNC Creativity Hubs initiative and the Heterogeneity in Obesity Team on which Berry and Leeman serve.

Shalala Predicts Golden Age of Nursing, Urges Swagger to 2018 Graduates

On Saturday, May 12, the UNC School of Nursing hosted its 63rd Spring Commencement ceremony in the Dean E. Smith Center on a beautiful, if warm, spring evening in Chapel Hill. Dean Nena Peragallo Montano presided over the ceremony, which featured Dr. Donna Shalala, former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services during the Clinton Administration, as keynote speaker. “I strongly believe a golden age of nursing is right in front of us if we seize this moment,” Shalala told the 279 graduating students and their loved ones. “It will … Continued

Sheffield Speaks at March of Dimes Preconception Health Conference

Hats off to Jonas Scholar and T32 Predoctoral Fellow Karen Sheffield who spoke last week at the March of Dimes Preconception Health Conference held in Raleigh on May 3. Her talk was on Stress, Psychological Distress and Self-Care Among Perinatal African American Women.

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Long Receives Alumni Association President’s Award

On April 21, the UNC School of Alumni Association posthumously conferred upon Wayne Long, former CEO of Well Care Home Health, the President’s Award. Wayne was born October 29, 1956 in Newberry, SC. Wayne’s academic and athletic accomplishments led him to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he played baseball and earned a degree in Business Administration, graduating in 1978. A respected and visionary business leader, Wayne co-founded Well Care Health in 1987 and Farmin’ Brands in 2011. For over 25 years, Well Care Home Health, a … Continued

2018 Kemble Lecture & Sherwood Retirement

QSEN 2.0: Deepening the Impact was the topic of the 2018 Elizabeth L. Kemble Lecture, held Monday, May 7 at the Carolina Inn. It was the second of two talks the Carolina Nursing community were treated to on Monday by Dr. Jane Barnsteiner, PhD and Dr. Joanne Disch. The Kemble Lecture was established to honor the first dean of the UNC School of Nursing. Elizabeth L. Kemble is recognized for her pioneering work in establishing the first collegiate school of nursing in North Carolina and for her sustained contributions to … Continued

Carol Ross BSN ’64 Named 2018 Alumna of the Year

This is a picture of Carol and Coleman Ross with two former recipients of the Eunice Morde Doty Scholarship

Carol M. Ross BSN ’64 has been named the SON Alumni Association’s 2018 Alumna of the Year for her outstanding service to the community, School, and nursing profession. Carol began her education at Mary Washington College before transferring to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to receive her bachelors in religion in 1964. Her journey from a religion degree to an advanced practice nurse APRN led Carol and her husband Coleman Ross (UNC ’65) to over a decade of leadership and service to improve psychiatric mental health care … Continued

SON Holds 3rd Annual Astrike Symposium

The 3rd Annual Charles and Colleen Astrike Symposium on Health Care Solutions was held Monday morning, with speakers Joanne Disch, PhD, RN, FAAN, and Jane Barnsteiner, PhD, RN, FAAN, leading an engaging discussion on fair and just culture in nursing—a culture that encourages and rewards people for speaking up about safety-related concerns, thus allowing the information to be used for system improvement. The symposium was established by the family of Charlie and Colleen Astrike to honor the lives and memory of their parents and to inspire high-level discussion about patient safety … Continued

Alexander Receives 2018 Carrington Award for Community Service

Congratulations to Rumay Alexander, EdD, RN, FAAN, President of the National League for Nursing and the Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief Diversity Officer at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, who recently received the SON Alumni Association’s 2018 Carrington Award for Community Service. The award recognizes individuals who have given remarkable service to the community, state or other beneficiary organization, and who have reflected favorably on the School of Nursing as a result of their remarkable service. Dr. Alexander perfectly embodies the spirit of the Carrington Award. Dr. … Continued

Sherwood MSN ’70 Named 2018 SON Distinguished Alumna

The UNC SON Alumni Association recently conferred the 2018 Distinguished Alumna Award on Gwen Sherwood, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF (MSN ’70). Sherwood has a distinguished record in leading health professions education locally and globally. Professor and Associate Dean for Global Initiatives at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing, she is a 1970 alum of the MSN program. She also earned a Diploma in Nursing from Georgia Baptist Hospital School of Nursing and an RN-BSN from North Carolina Central University and a PhD from the University of … Continued