Carter Named President of FirstHealth Montgomery Memorial Hospital

Congratulations to Rebecca W. Carter, MSN, 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 that Becky’s leadership and … 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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Alumni Awards Spotlight: Jill B. Hamilton

Jill B. Hamilton, BSN ’82, MSN ’89, PhD ’01 Distinguished Alumna Jill Hamilton, R.N., Ph.D. FAAN is Associate Professor at the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.  Dr. Hamilton earned her BSN, MSN, and PhD in nursing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a BS in Accounting from North Carolina Central University, and postdoctoral training in the nursing care of older adults at the Oregon Health & Science University. She previously held faculty positions at Johns Hopkins University and the University … Continued

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Alumni Awards Spotlight: Beverley Haynes Johnson

Beverley Haynes Johnson, BSN ’64 Carrington Award for Community Service Beverley H. Johnson, FAAN is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Institute for Patient- and Family-Centered Care (IPFCC) in Bethesda, MD. She has provided technical assistance and consultation for advancing the practice of patient- and family-centered care and creating effective partnerships with patients and families to over 300 hospitals, health systems, federal, state, provincial agencies, military treatment facilities, and community organizations. She assists hospitals and ambulatory programs with changing organizational culture, facilitation of visioning retreats, leadership development, and the … Continued

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SON honors donors and alumni award recipients at annual brunch

On Saturday, April 6, the UNC School of Nursing Alumni Association (SONAA) and the UNC School of Nursing Foundation hosted a brunch at the Carolina Inn to honor the recipients of the SONAA’s annual alumni awards and to offer thanks to the donors who so generously provide scholarships and other resources to meet the needs and advance the mission of Carolina Nursing. “We are here to celebrate and recognize you, our greatest supporters and advocates,” said Nena Peragallo Montano, DrPH, RN, FAAN, dean and professor, as she addressed the assembled … Continued