Kirby named Carolina Nursing’s associate dean for advancement

Kelly Kirby has been named the associate dean for advancement at the UNC School of Nursing, effective July 15. Kirby is an experienced development and external relations professional, having directed communications, alumni relations and development activities at professional schools and programs across UNC, including the Adams School of Dentistry and the Morehead-Cain Scholars Program. She currently serves as the director of communications at the UNC School of Nursing, a role she has held for four years. “We are delighted that Kelly will be expanding her leadership at the School,” said … Continued

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 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

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

Brown’s bequest will help Carolina nursing students be the best and brightest

When Ann Brown, BSN ‘73, MSN, CNM, began to think about supporting student scholarships at the UNC School of Nursing, she had more than their futures in mind. She was also thinking about the future of nursing itself. “Nurses have an important role in helping people improve their health in this state, especially in areas that are underserved. We’re a really important part of preventing disease and fostering a healthy population.” Excellent education and training are financial commitments, she says. And, if money is in the way, nursing as a … Continued

Save the Date: GiveUNC is April 9!

Join us and fellow Carolina Nurses everywhere April 9 for GiveUNC, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s second-annual giving day. GiveUNC may only last 24 hours, but your support creates transformational experiences for future Carolina Nurses and makes a profound, lasting impact around the state, nation and beyond. Last year, Carolina Nurses and friends came together to raise over $10,000 for School of Nursing programs and initiatives. This year our goal is to raise $10,000 for the School of Nursing and any gift to the School of Nursing on … Continued

Mobile Health Clinic Receives Additional Grant Funding

Great news for Marianne Cockroft and the SON Mobile Health Clinic Team: the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics has awarded them a $10,000 grant to support their efforts to provide free care to underserved populations in Western Wake County.  

Gift Provides a “Stepping Stone” to Careers in Oncology Nursing

Some students arrive at Carolina’s School of Nursing already dreaming of what kind of nurse they want to be. Often, that seed is planted long before, with a personal experience of witnessing the care of a loved one or friend. It’s a common beginning for oncology nurses, many of whom find a heart for this kind of care early on. The School will soon have a new opportunity to grow and enrich undergraduate exposure to oncology nursing for students with an interest in deeper knowledge in the field. A generous … Continued

Poole Gift Will Help Nurses Develop Skills Needed to Lead at All Levels

Helen Krick Poole, BSN ’77, knows that nurses are natural leaders. In her own nursing career, she has led in the areas of home health and hospice care and chaired committees and campaigns at the School. Helen has been a driving force in helping grateful patients find ways to give back that can change the lives of others, uncovering opportunities for philanthropy that will improve care for the patients of tomorrow. Helen wants to see nurses leading in issues of health and health care at all levels. To this end, … Continued

Alumna Leaves Legacy for Graduate Education and Research

In the late 1950s Barbara Williams Madden was among the first students to enroll in Carolina’s MSN program. Now generations of our graduate students will benefit from her generosity. Barbara, (MSN, ’60) came to Carolina after graduating from Boston Children’s Hospital School of Nursing, and Teachers College, Columbia University,  attracted to the fledgling graduate program at UNC by then-Dean Elizabeth Kemble’s national reputation. Barbara became one of the country’s first providers of care to patients suffering from polio and went on to teach her methods in over 40 states and … Continued