Carolina Nursing Continues to Rise in Rankings

Today, U.S. News & World Report published its rankings for 2021, and not only does Carolina Nursing remain first among all public master’s nursing programs in the country, but we have risen in the rankings to third overall. “While these rankings are only a small measure of our achievements, they serve as a reflection of our vision to be first in nursing, as well as a reminder that we accomplish great things when we set our hearts and minds to work,” said Dean Peragallo in an email to faculty, staff, and students. Our full rankings in … Continued

Paper by Cortés Selected for Special Issue of Endocrine Society

Dr. Yamnia Cortés’ paper, Associations of endogenous sex hormones with carotid plaque burden and characteristics in midlife women, which previously appeared in The Journal Of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, has been selected for a thematic issue of Endocrine Society on Cardiovascular Endocrinology. Recognized due to its high Altmetric Attention Score and Featured Article designations, the journal referred to Cortés’ work as “cutting-edge, influential contributions to the endocrine community”. This latest issue can be found here. Congratulations, Dr. Cortés!

Executive Vice Dean Peggy Wilmoth Inducted into Army Women’s Foundation Hall of Fame

Executive Vice Dean and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Peggy Wilmoth, PhD, MSS, RN, FAAN, was inducted into the Army Women’s Foundation Hall of Fame on March 11, 2020. According the Army Women’s Foundation,”As part of  the Women’s History Month celebration, the Foundation ensures women’s service in the Army is honored and never forgotten through its Hall of Fame. This year the Foundation inducted 16 extraordinary Army women into the 2020 Class of the Army Women’s Foundation Hall of Fame. General Dennis J. Reimer, the 33rd Chief of Staff of … Continued

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Zomorodi Selected as Team Lead for Carolina Next

Meg Zomorodi Phd, RN, ANEF, FAAN has been invited to serve as the Team Lead on the leadership team of Carolina Next: Innovations for Public Good, the University’s new 3-5 year strategic plan. She will specifically help oversee the implementation of Objective 6.2: Achieve impact for North Carolina by supporting faculty who conduct results-driven research on problems with critical implications for the state, which is under the “Serve to Benefit Society” initiative. This objective includes: • Launch the Provost’s Initiative on Rural Engagement and Partnerships • Advance the Interprofessional Education … Continued

Hirschey, Bryant and Santacroce Publish Article in Health Psychology.

The article, titled “Predicting physical activity among cancer survivors: Meta-analytic path modeling of longitudinal studies”, can be found here.

Silveyra Selected for NAM Emerging Leaders in Health and Medicine Forum

Associate Professor and Biobehavioral Laboratory Director Dr. Patricia Silveyra was recently selected to attend the 2020 National Academy of Medicine (NAM) Emerging Leaders Forum*. This exclusive event aims to connect approximately 70 emerging leaders working across all fields of health and medicine and related fields with NAM members, enabling attendees to gain new perspectives on their own work. Invited emerging leaders are outstanding early- and mid-career professionals with exceptional professional promise, achievement, and leadership in fields related to health and medicine. The Forum will provide a platform for identifying novel … Continued

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A Thank You & More Clinical Outreach Opportunities

Calling All Nurse Leaders! The Alpha Alpha Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing invites nurse leaders in our community to submit an application to join our chapter. Sigma is the only honor society for professional nursing, and members receive countless opportunities for networking and professional development in nursing scholarship, leadership and practice. Those interested in learning more about Sigma and joining Alpha Alpha can access the Nurse Leader Membership Application by clicking here. Any questions about Alpha Alpha can be sent to the Chapter Counselor, Lindsey Horrell, at … Continued

Carolina Nursing Joins Top Ten in the World

The UNC School of Nursing is the now ranked 10th in the world, according to 2020 QS World University Rankings, joining four other US schools of nursing. It’s an honor to be on this list with our incredible peers. We are thankful to our faculty and staff, who work tirelessly to educate the Carolina Nurses of tomorrow, who push nursing science forward, and who advocate for health for all. Our rankings: 5th among US master’s nursing programs ranked by U.S. News and World Report for 2020, and first among public schools of nursing 9th among doctor of … Continued

Alumni Award Nominations

The School of Nursing Alumni Association is accepting nominations for our annual alumni awards. Help us recognize our outstanding alumni by nominating an alumnus/a who has made meaningful contributions to the profession or to the School of Nursing. Visit our alumni awards page to learn more about the awards criteria and see past recipients. Complete this form to nominate someone you know! Nomination deadline is April 10.

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UNC School of Nursing Coronavirus Updates

We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak, and will keep this webpage updated with the most current information regarding the School’s operations. For the most up-to-date information regarding the virus, please visit CDC and UNC-Chapel Hill COVID-19 websites.  In order to protect the health and safety of the our community, the School is in the process of developing a contingency plan for SON courses and clinical placements. The plan will include accommodations to ensure that courses can progress and students are able to graduate should the outbreak reach North Carolina. If you have questions, … Continued

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