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

New Model for BSN Senior Clinical Immersion is a Success

Here at UNC School of Nursing, a new clinical immersion model for BSN students is prioritizing student career goals and wholistic view of patient care. In a new article featured in Nurse Educator, Louise Flemming PhD, RN, and her co-authors* discuss the limitations of the past approach to the BSN program’s clinical immersion model and highlight the successes of the new Transitions in Care Model. The Transitions in Care Model is a track-based system that places students in themed tracks (eg. cardiac, oncology, emergency department), where they will participate in … Continued

6th Annual White Coat Ceremony Welcomes Students to the Nursing Profession

The School of Nursing hosted its sixth annual White Coat Ceremony on Sunday, January 26th, at Memorial Hall on Carolina’s campus, welcoming first year students in the School’s BSN and Accelerated BSN programs to the nursing profession. The students were joined by faculty, staff and administrators of the School, along with family and friends for the ceremonial occasion, which is held at the beginning of each academic year to initiate new students in the BSN programs to nursing, and to emphasize humanistic, patient-centered care. As Vice Executive Dean Peggy Wilmoth … Continued

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

Helping Humankind in the Natural World

When Betty Martinez was in the Galápagos islands, she was amazed by how the sea lions, pelicans, crabs, lizards and blue-footed boobies coexisted with humans as restaurants and shops carried on with daily business. On a morning walk, she and Alasia Ledford spotted two sea lions sprawled on patio chairs with a table and a cup between them. “It was as if the sea lions had met up for morning coffee and a chat before starting a day of sunbathing,” says Ledford. Adds Martinez, “Nature has its place, and the … Continued