Camp Nurse Survey for Senior BSN Student Lydia McBride

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 Collects Data and Human Insights in Namibia

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

New Model for BSN Senior Clinical Immersion is a Success

Here at UNC School of Nursing, a new clinical immersion model for BSN students is prioritizing student career goals and wholistic view of patient care. In a new article featured in Nurse Educator, Louise Flemming PhD, RN, and her co-authors* discuss the limitations of the past approach to the BSN program’s clinical immersion model and highlight the successes of the new Transitions in Care Model. The Transitions in Care Model is a track-based system that places students in themed tracks (eg. cardiac, oncology, emergency department), where they will participate in … Continued

6th Annual White Coat Ceremony Welcomes Students to the Nursing Profession

The School of Nursing hosted its sixth annual White Coat Ceremony on Sunday, January 26th, at Memorial Hall on Carolina’s campus, welcoming first year students in the School’s BSN and Accelerated BSN programs to the nursing profession. The students were joined by faculty, staff and administrators of the School, along with family and friends for the ceremonial occasion, which is held at the beginning of each academic year to initiate new students in the BSN programs to nursing, and to emphasize humanistic, patient-centered care. As Vice Executive Dean Peggy Wilmoth … Continued

Helping Humankind in the Natural World

When Betty Martinez was in the Galápagos islands, she was amazed by how the sea lions, pelicans, crabs, lizards and blue-footed boobies coexisted with humans as restaurants and shops carried on with daily business. On a morning walk, she and Alasia Ledford spotted two sea lions sprawled on patio chairs with a table and a cup between them. “It was as if the sea lions had met up for morning coffee and a chat before starting a day of sunbathing,” says Ledford. Adds Martinez, “Nature has its place, and the … Continued

Cromeens and Others Receive Hillman Scholars Awards

SON PhD student Martha Cromeens is a recipient of the Fall 2019 Hillman Small Grant Fellowship, intended to support her current research, “Latina women’s experiences with endometriosis diagnosis: A qualitative inquiry”. “Her work is so strong, and this funding will allow her to expand the vision of her work,” Dr. Cheryl Jones says of Martha’s research. The other award goes to a Hillman Scholar “Mentoring Tree”, a unique Scholar co-created feature of UNC-CH’s Hillman Scholars Program. Under the advisement of Drs. Cheryl Giscombe and Shielda Rogers, PhD students Gillian Adynski, … Continued

Behavioral Health Integration Newsletter: NPs Leading the Way in NC

Read the Behavioral Health Integration Fall 2019 Newsletter below, or download the PDF.      

Tyra Girdwood Honored by The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Congratulations to SON PhD student Tyra Girdwood, who was recently recognized as one of the Triangle’s Finest by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at their annual Brewer’s Ball. Tyra was honored for all her efforts on behalf of persons with cystic fibrosis and their families. More information on Tyra and the foundation can be found here.

School of Nursing and First Quality Team Up to Teach Bladder Health

Nurses receive most of their education about bladder health on the job while providing patients with incontinence care rather than preventing and treating bladder conditions like urinary incontinence. In order to increase bladder health education and accelerate the application of the latest bladder health research to real-world practice, First Quality, one of the UNC School of Nursing’s partners in the health industry, attended this year’s new-student orientation and provided each student with their newly published pocket-guide on bladder health, “Prevailing with Continence Management: A Nurses Guide,” that nurses can easily … Continued

Hillman Scholar Publishes on Migraine Self-Management

Congratulations to Anna Matthews, whose article “Learning Migraine Self-management: The Role of Mothers and Socioeconomic Status” was published in The Journal for Nurse Practitioners. The article describes the findings of her honors program thesis and contributes to the formulation of her dissertation research, both with the guidance of her Faculty Research Advisor, Dr. Shawn Kneipp. You can read the article here. Congrats, Anna!