Alderman and Bryant Selected as Inaugural Anne Belcher Interprofessional Scholars

Congratulations to Associate Professor Ashley Leak Bryant and Assistant Professor Jennifer Alderman, who have been selected as the inaugural Anne Belcher Interprofessional Faculty Scholars. Earlier this year, the Anne Belcher Interprofessional Faculty Scholars Program for Nursing was created with a generous gift from Anne Belcher, MN, PhD, (BSN ’67), ANEF, FAAN, to provide opportunities for selected faculty in the UNC School of Nursing to shape the world of interprofessional education (IPE) and to create the scholarly work others will look to as evidence for the power of IPE in the future. During the two-year program, … Continued

Griffin’s Gift Opens the Door to a New World for Nursing Students

For Olivia Griffin, BSN ’67, travel has been its own kind of classroom. And with the newly created Olivia Womble Griffin Global Nursing Scholarship, she will broaden the horizons of nursing students for years to come. Griffin’s scholarship will support a global health experience for an undergraduate nursing student each year, an idea inspired by Griffin’s own experiences caring for underserved patients in Africa and Bolivia. “The beauty of giving back to the School of Nursing is that you can pair what you’re interested in with what the students at … Continued

Van Riper and Pados Awarded “Dhillon’s Gift” Grant Funding

Congratulations to Professor Marcia Van Riper and alumna Britt Pados for being selected to receive grant funding from the Dhillon Jordan Shah Innovation Fund in Congenital Heart Disease. Dr. Van Riper and her team received $4,000 to conduct their study “Social Determinants of Health-Related Quality of Life and Family Adaptation in Families of Children with Congenital Heart Disease, Families of Children with Down Syndrome and Families of Children with Both Congenital Heart Disease and Down Syndrome.” The purpose of the study is to examine how social determinants of health influence … Continued

Carter Named President of FirstHealth Montgomery Memorial Hospital

Congratulations to Rebecca W. Carter, BSN ’78, MSN ’85, RN, FACHE, who has been named president of FirstHealth Montgomery Memorial Hospital, located in Southern Pines, NC.  Carter, a native of North Carolina, received undergraduate and graduate degrees in nursing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing has served for 17 years as chief operating officer and chief nursing officer for Transylvania Regional Hospital, and for eight years served as director of clinical education, support and development at Memorial Mission Hospital in Asheville. “I am confident … Continued

Remembering SON Alum and Pioneer Audrey J. Booth

Audrey J. Booth, RN, MSN ’57, one of the School’s true pioneers, passed away on September 29, 2019. In 1957, Audrey was the first student to receive an MSN degree from the UNC School of Nursing. After practicing at NC Memorial Hospital for several years, she returned to the SON, where she served as associate dean for 12 years. During her tenure, she also served as the director of statewide activities for AHEC, the coordinator of clinical facilities, and as the first director of development for the School. In recognition … Continued

SON Faculty and Alumni attend Oncology Nursing Society’s Days on the Hill

School of Nursing faculty and alumni attended the Oncology Nursing Society’s Days on the Hill in Washington DC to meet with Senate and House representatives to advocate for oncology patients. They completed a day of training and then a day of meeting with representatives to present four bills for co-sponsorship that would improve care and the lives of oncology patients, and were among over 100 oncology nurses from across the country meeting with representatives from 43 states. Those involved include: Faculty Professor Deb Mayer | Featured Speaker Assistant Professor Rachel … Continued

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Preceptors Needed for Family NP Students

Fall 2019 Preceptors Needed! We’re in search of clinical placements for Fall 2019 for our Family NP students for their Pediatric Health Clinical Rotation. Are you or your MD, NP, or PA colleagues able to help us? Read on for details. Dates: August 27 – early December 2019 Time: 120 clinical hours per student Benefits: Opportunity to mentor a future NP Allows access to the electronic resources at UNC’s Health Sciences Library (a $3000-$5000 value) For NP Preceptors: 30 precepting hours may be applied to the annual 50 hours of CE required by the … Continued

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Belcher’s passion for nurse education comes through in new fund

Anne Belcher, MN, PhD, (BSN ’67), ANEF, FAAN is passionate about nursing education – not only to prepare the next generation of nurses, but also to enhance the skills of today’s leading nurse faculty. By creating the Anne Belcher Interprofessional Faculty Scholars Fund, she is generously providing opportunities for faculty in the UNC School of Nursing to shape the world of interprofessional education (IPE) and create the scholarly work others will look to as evidence for the power of IPE in the future. “I have always thought it makes good … Continued

SON Loses Patron and Friend Tom Norris

The School of Nursing mourns the loss of one of its dearest friends and patrons, Tom Norris, who passed away on May 31. Tom and his wife Jane, BSN ’56 have provided significant philanthropic and volunteer leadership to the School of Nursing throughout its history. Tom was instrumental in the creation of the School of Nursing Foundation in the 1980s, providing pro bono legal counsel to the organization for over 35 years and serving as an honorary lifetime member. Tom also represented the SON on a campus wide level as chair … Continued

Alumni Awards Spotlight: Cindy Bacon

Cindy Bacon, PhD ’12 G.O.L.D. (Graduate of the Last Decade) Dr. Cindy Bacon earned her PhD in Nursing in 2012 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing. She is currently employed as an Assistant Professor of Nursing at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) School of Nursing. She has worked in academia for 6 years specializing in nursing leadership and management. Prior to that she was a nurse leader for 25 years in several acute care hospitals in such roles as nurse manager, … Continued

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