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Woodley receives Chapman Family Teaching Award

Congratulations to Associate Professor Lisa Woodley, who has received the 2021 Chapman Family Teaching Award! This is an incredible honor for Lisa and our School — rarely in the history of the award has it gone to someone outside of the College of Arts & Sciences. Established in 1993, the Chapman Award honors distinguished teaching of undergraduate students, and to be eligible for the award, a nominee must have five years of teaching experience at UNC. As a Chapman awardee, Lisa will receive $30,000 that must be spent within a … Continued

Dedrick Hines: paying it forward with the MENTORS program

Dedrick Hines was just starting his nursing journey in the accelerated BSN program here at UNC when he got some unexpected good news. Dr. Shielda Rodgers, Assistant Dean for Inclusive Excellence, approached Hines about taking part in the MENTORS2 program — a program designed to increase the percentage and retention of UNC School of Nursing students from underrepresented ethnic minority groups and disadvantaged backgrounds through a multi-pronged approach aimed at minimizing the negative impact of social determinants on academic success. “It sounded too good to be true,” he says, “It … Continued

Villegas, Watts-Isley and Zomorodi receive COIL Awards

We are pleased to announce that three of our faculty members have been awarded a COIL Award from UNC Global: Congratulations to Drs. Villegas, Watts-Isley, and Zomorodi!  These awards will support two courses during the Spring 2021 semester. Both courses will have built in synchronous and asynchronous classes for 3 weeks of the semester. Read more about COIL and the awardees below. Through the Connecting Carolina Classrooms with the World initiative, the Office of the Vice Provost for Global Affairs is offering Curriculum Development Awards for Collaborative Online International Learning … Continued

via Carolina Nursing students prepare for a future COVID-19 vaccine

BSN students conducted a mass immunization simulation to prepare the future nurses for a critical scenario they may be handling when a vaccine becomes available for the novel coronavirus. Read the story at

Baker Honored with Faculty of the Year Award at UNC Medical Center

Clinical Assistant Professor Maureen Baker, PhD, RN, has been awarded the 2020 UNC Medical Center Faculty of the Year Award, in recognition of her service to UNC Health Care. The UNCMC Nursing Staff Recognition Week Committee notes that “Dr. Maureen Baker excels in service/quality, growth, and innovation. She coaches students through quality improvement projects. She collaborates with nurse managers and staff nurses to achieve quality outcomes. Dr. Baker has been an avid, ongoing supporter of UNC Health Care and it is a pleasure to have her as a liaison to … Continued

From The Well: The Spirit of Nursing

via The Well: The School of Nursing is working to ensure that their students graduate on time and ready to care for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tuition and fees waives for online nurse refresher program to help North Carolina registered nurses fight COVID-19

UNC-Chapel Hill waives tuition and fees for online nurse refresher program to help North Carolina registered nurses fight COVID-19 The self-paced, online program offers pathway to relicensure Chapel Hill, N.C. (April 1, 2020) – The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is helping to address the state’s nursing shortage in light of the COVID-19 outbreak. Today the UNC-Chapel Hill Friday Center for Continuing Education, UNC-Chapel Hill School of Nursing and the North Carolina Area Health Education Centers Program announced they have waived tuition and fees for an accelerated version of their online, self-paced Registered Nurse … Continued

Adjusting to Remote Education: A Q&A with Assistant Dean Louise Fleming

Louise Fleming, PhD, MSN-Ed, RN, is the School of Nursing’s Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Programs & Division, overseeing the ABSN and BSN programs. Skilled nursing is essential to saving lives during the COVID-19 pandemic, and Fleming says it’s no surprise that the school’s ever-nimble nursing faculty, staff and students mobilized so quickly around what the virus’ spread could mean for nurses, the field of nursing, and the lives nurses pledge to protect. How has this epidemic impacted the School of Nursing? We’re nurses, so we sensed early on that this … Continued

Carolina Nursing Joins Top Ten in the World

The UNC School of Nursing is the now ranked 10th in the world, according to 2020 QS World University Rankings, joining four other US schools of nursing. It’s an honor to be on this list with our incredible peers. We are thankful to our faculty and staff, who work tirelessly to educate the Carolina Nurses of tomorrow, who push nursing science forward, and who advocate for health for all. Our rankings: 5th among US master’s nursing programs ranked by U.S. News and World Report for 2020, and first among public schools of nursing 9th among doctor of … Continued

SON Faculty Become Certified Healthcare Simulation Educators

School of Nursing faculty Jennifer Alderman, Maureen Baker, Elizabeth Stone, as well as Darlene Baker, Assistant Director of EISLE, have become Certified Healthcare Simulation Educators (CHSE®). This certification acknowledges educators who have expertise in healthcare simulation education. CHSE® Certification provides external validation and recognition of individual educator’s knowledge, skills and abilities to improve healthcare simulation education through the standardization and identification of best practices. These new CHSE® certified faculty were recognized at the Society for Simulation in Healthcare 2020 President’s Diamond Ball at IMSH 2020 in January. Funds from the … Continued