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!

Information Session for Invest in Nursing Scholars Program

The Invest in Nursing project continues, providing an opportunity for nursing students to develop skills in community-based care and nursing leadership, and for nursing faculty to grow in leadership, scholarship, partnership-building, and curriculum development. Invest in Nursing is a four-year training grant through the UNC SON that aims to invest in the development of a sustainable primary care nursing workforce to practice in community-based primary care teams in rural and/or underserved settings. The program works nursing students, practicing registered nurses and nurse faculty. The Faculty Fellowship component of our work … Continued

Cromeens to Study Pathways to Endometriosis Diagnosis with American Nurses Foundation Grant

Hillman Scholar Martha Grace Cromeens has been awarded a $9,999 American Nurses Foundation (ANF) grant from the Virginia Kelley Fund to map pathways to diagnosis of endometriosis among a diverse group of women Endometriosis is estimated to affect 5-10% of reproductive-aged women. Despite the profound negative effects of this chronic condition on individual functioning and quality of life, diagnosis can take years or even decades. During this time of delayed diagnosis, women suffer from chronic pelvic pain, menstrual irregularity, pain with intercourse and infertility among other physical symptoms. They also … Continued

Linker Accepted to the Kanof Institute of Physician Leadership Future Clinician Leaders College

DNP student Katelyn Linker has been accepted to the Kanof Institue for Physician Leadership (KIPL) Future Clinician Leaders College. This program, offered through the North Carolina Medical Society’s Foundation, is a year-long, statewide, interprofessional leadership training program for medical, advanced nursing, physician assistant, and pharmacy students. The program targets students who show a commitment to and potential for leadership in health care. Congratulations, Katelyn!

RWJF Scholars Shieu and Girdwood present at Scholars Conference

Congratulations to our two first year Robert Wood Johnson Scholars in Nursing, Bianca Shieu and Tyra Girdwood, who presented their dissertation research trajectories at the RWJF National Scholars conference in Atlanta. The guidance of their advisors, Umphlet Distinguished Professor Mary Palmer, Associate Professor Anna Beeber and Associate Dean Ruth Anderson, has been essential in moving their dissertation research forward. Mary Palmer and Anna Beeber attended the conference with their students. Well done, Bianca and Tyra!

Undergraduate Students Receive Scholarships to Intern with SON Mobile Health Clinic

Undergraduate nursing students Thuy Tran, Soo Jung Ha, and Karen Shin received scholarships to spend the summer interning at the SON Mobile Health Clinic. This opportunity was made possible by scholarships generously supported by Thomas Aldridge and his family. Tran, Ha, and Shin are providing care to patients on the mobile clinic, which operates at Dorcas Ministries and Western Wake Crisis Ministry, to fulfill the clinical component of N487 Practicum in Nursing: Summer Work Experience. Thanks to the Aldridge family for making this possible! (Pictured from left to right: Thuy … Continued

Soltis-Jarrett Keynote at ANEW Way Forward Symposium

Ross Distinguished Professor Victoria Soltis-Jarrett, Assistant Professor Leslie Sharpe and a group of nurse practitioner students traveled to New Jersey in early June to attend the ANEW Way Forward: Innovations in Interprofessional Training Using Integrated Behavioral Health Models in Primary Care symposium Soltis-Jarrett was a keynote speaker at this inaugural one-day symposium that fosters a collaborative learning community for researchers and practitioners in behavioral health and primary care settings. Bethe Wilhelm (DNP student), Carolyn Danielle Battle (MSN student), Liz Downey (MSN Student), and Natasha Kenan (MSN student) attended with Sharpe and Soltis-Jarrett … Continued

Qan’ir published in Oncology Nursing Forum

Congratulations to doctoral student and research assistant, Yousef Qan’ir, whose paper “An Integrative Review of Management of Androgen Deprivation Therapy-Associated Hot Flashes in Men with Prostate Cancer” was published in the July issue of Oncology Nursing Forum.

Cromeens receives F31 funding to study endometriosis diagnoses among women

Congratulations to Hillman Scholar Mary Grace Cromeens who was awarded $72,000 from the National Institute of Nursing Research to study the pathways to diagnosis of endometriosis among women of different socioeconomic statuses and races. The funding will permit Cromeens to examine the behavioral and environmental factors that influence the recognition of symptoms of endometriosis among a diverse sample of women, along with the ways they maintain health and seek help along their path to receiving their diagnosis. Cromeen’s study aims to address a gap in the research regarding the experiences, … Continued