Nurses in the Research Triangle and around the world are getting well-deserved attention for their frontline work during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, little is being said about the work that nurses and nursing students are doing behind the scenes to assist the community in dealing with pandemic issues. Such is the case of students who completed a public health clinical practice course at the UNC School of Nursing Mobile Health Clinic. Students at the clinic were recruited by a partner organization to help design and administer a survey to assess … Continued
The Graduate School has announced their annual celebration of graduate students for outstanding achievement in research, community service, teaching and leadership during academic year 2019-2020. As the Dean of the Graduate School, Susan Barbour writes, “A strong public institution like UNC-Chapel Hill is only as strong as the people who drive its research, teaching and service missions. Carolina graduate students play critical roles in all three of our University’s missions. These students are rising researchers and scholars who ask the insightful questions that move their disciplines forward. They are gifted … Continued
On April 17th, 2020, the Supersonics (a SON student group) were the first nurse practitioner student team in history to compete in iScan2020, an annual ultrasound competition sponsored by the Society for Point of Care Ultrasound. Team members were Cara Nelson, Cheryl Hooks, Matthew Wrench, and Tabitha Spaulding (all MSN class of ‘21). They competed against 32 other teams from physician assistant programs across the US. The accompanying photo is from earlier in the year, as this year was also the first time iScan took place in virtual format using … Continued
“It’s transformative,” is a frequent reaction at the end of a half day interactive program that involve non-riding, on-the-ground encounters with horses who are being horses. Since 2014, psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP) students at SON have been participating in a unique experiential learning program for health professionals. The sessions are facilitated by an equine specialist Mickey Purcell, and mental health professional and SON Associate Professor, Noreen Esposito EdD, PMHMP, both certified in the Eagala Model of equine assisted learning. This model is used in over 40 countries around … Continued
Via unc.edu: An eye-opening account of one day in the life of Becky Hoover — Carolina Nurse, PhD student, and mom. Her story, like so many others, is a balancing act of family, responsibilities, and a career as an essential worker and front line responder.
SON student Daniel Meltzer (FNP ’20), is on the front lines of the COVID-19 response as a nurse in the UNC Medical Center Emergency Department. Here, he offers a detailed picture of what his day looks like and the precautions his department is taking, as well as the importance of the current stay-at-home measures, the support he and his colleagues are receiving from the community, and his takeaways on how this pandemic highlights economic disparities. UNC SON: How has your role, or the roles of nurses in general, changed during … Continued
via The Well: The School of Nursing is working to ensure that their students graduate on time and ready to care for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.
By Courtney Mitchell With clinical rotations canceled for School of Nursing students, students and faculty members have stepped up to support area health care providers and facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic, offering everything from nursing expertise to overnight childcare and managing droves of equipment and food donations. More than 70 nursing students and faculty at the school are supporting in-house patient care and telehealth efforts for the hospital and outpatients clinics as nurses and nursing assistants, offering childcare and pet-sitting services, donating blood, masks, diapers and other supplies and educating … Continued
Have you ever been a camp nurse? Senior BSN honors student Lydia McBride needs your help! For her senior honors thesis, Lydia has created a survey to gather data on former and current camp nurses’ experiences with privacy and confidentiality during medication administration. As more adolescents are taking psychiatric medications, there is an increased chance of campers experiencing the negative impacts of stigma if their peers were to become aware of their medications. However, maintaining privacy and confidentiality in camp settings is challenging. I believe data from nurses who have … Continued
Ebahi Ikharo, PhD student and Hillman Scholar, recently went to Namibia to help design a tool to identify and improve compliance issues in hospital maternity wards. She came back to NC with some insights on nurses’ mental health. Supported by the UNC’s IntraHealth Summer Fellows Program, Ikharo spent 3 weeks working with the Nursing Now campaign in Namibia, collecting data in maternity wards across 5 different hospitals. Namibia’s Ministry of Heath is using the data to create a tool to assess compliance with standards and recommendations for areas of improvement … Continued