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The Daily Tarheel: Student nurses work on the front line of the COVID-19 pandemic

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.

Fellowship offers six UNC nursing students intensive hands-on cancer care training

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.

Cockroft Receives Booth Community Service and Outreach Award

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

Carolina Nursing students assist vaccination efforts – via Chatham News and Record

UNC School of Nursing students lend a hand to the Chatham Council on Aging to deliver vaccines in Chatham County, NC.  

Carolina Nursing students are fighting COVID-19, one vaccine at a time – via unc.edu

Undergraduates from the UNC School of Nursing are assisting in North Carolina’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and gaining hands-on experience by delivering vaccines and volunteering at Carolina Together Testing Program sites on campus. Read more.

SON undergraduate researchers invited to NCANS Virtual Poster Symposium

Congratulations to BSN students Valentina Marginean and McKenzie Chasteen, whose research projects have been accepted by the NC Association of Nursing Students Virtual Poster Symposium! The purpose of this symposium is to foster the sharing of information and education and was held on January 29th, 2021. Well done, Valentina and McKenzie! Poster Title: Training and Assessment of the Reliability and Reproducibility of Aortic Pulse Wave Velocity (view here) Presented by: Valentina Marginean Advisor: Dr. Yamina I. Cortes Poster Title: Interventions for Anorexia Nervosa Among College Students: A Review (view here) … Continued

Hillman Scholars featured in American Fencing Magazine

Hillman Scholars Harry Adynski BSN, RN (PhD Student) and Gillian Adynski PhD, RN (Alumna) were featured in this month’s edition of American Fencing Magazine for their work as frontline healthcare workers and researchers during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Both Harry and Gillian were Division 1 fencers during their undergraduate studies at Carolina and discuss the challenges of working during the pandemic and how athletics impact their clinical work. Gillian remains an assistant coach for the UNC-CH fencing team.

SON Students administer COVID-19 vaccines to UNC Health Care employees

Several Carolina Nursing students have been administering the new COVID-19 vaccine at UNC Rex Health Care. This is part of phase one of the vaccination effort, intended to vaccinate frontline workers and persons 75 years or older. Supervised by Associate Dean Dr. Louise Flemming and Dr. Marianne Cockcroft, these BSN and ABSN students are giving doses of the new COVID-19 vaccine to UNC Health Care employees. Thank you to our incredible students for taking part in controlling the pandemic. These pictures give us immense hope for the future, and the … Continued

via UNC Graduate School — Military-Affiliated Grads Featured Scholar Joseph Biddix

Joseph Biddix, a SON Doctor of Nursing Practice student, has received two bachelor’s degrees from Carolina. While pursuing his bachelor’s degree in nursing, he was accepted into the U.S. Navy Nurse Candidate Program and, upon graduation with highest honors, was commissioned into the Navy. A lieutenant in the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps, he has received numerous distinctions that include two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals and a Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal. He is currently the service lead nurse for peripheral vascular surgery at Walter Reed National Military … Continued

via unc.edu: Carolina Nursing students prepare for a future COVID-19 vaccine

BSN students conducted a mass immunization simulation to prepare the future nurses for a critical scenario they may be handling when a vaccine becomes available for the novel coronavirus. Read the story at unc.edu.