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

Newly appointed to the membership of the North Carolina Institute of Medicine

Morrisville– Meg Zomorodi PhD, RN, CNL has been selected by the Board of Directors of the North Carolina Institute of Medicine to the prestigious honor of membership. Dr. Zomorodi joins over 150 leaders in health, medicine, and policy across North Carolina to receive this honor and partner with the North Carolina Institute of Medicine (NCIOM) to advance health policy for a healthier state. As the Assistant Provost and Director for the Office of Interprofessional Education and Practice at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Dr. Zomorodi works with … Continued

Mentoring mixer brings alumni and students together to keep nursing strong

Students are more successful when they have role models – and they can find a room full at a mentor mixer designed to help students at the UNC School of Nursing connect with alumni in the working world. The mixer is a networking event sponsored by the UNC School of Nursing Alumni Association and the Undergraduate Governance Council as part of their Get Hired series to help students transition to professional careers. “This is an opportunity for students to meet our alumni and learn about different work experiences, discover different … Continued

U.S. News Ranks Carolina Nursing 5th Overall, 1st among Publics

U.S. News and World Report released its annual rankings of graduate nursing programs today and Carolina Nursing is now ranked fifth overall and first among public schools of nursing in the country. UNC’s doctor of nursing practice program likewise moved to the top-10, up from 13th in 2019 to tied for 9th overall. Also ranked in the top-10 of advanced practice areas are our Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program (tied for 9th) and our Nursing Administration program (4th), and in the top-20 is the Family Nurse Practitioner program, which tied for … Continued

Lucy Taylor Fort Fund to support experiences in emergency nursing

Lucy Fort was great in an emergency – she was reliably the first to respond any time someone was in need. She was a critical care nurse at UNC Hospitals, a two-time graduate of UNC’s School of Nursing (BSN ’58, MSN ‘65) and a member of the faculty. She joined the South Orange Rescue Squad taking regular emergency calls with the squad, furthering the continuing education of squad personnel, and assisting with CPR training with EMS and hospital personnel across the state. That kind of desire and dedication is a … Continued