School of Nursing and First Quality Team Up to Teach Bladder Health

Nurses receive most of their education about bladder health on the job while providing patients with incontinence care rather than preventing and treating bladder conditions like urinary incontinence. In order to increase bladder health education and accelerate the application of the latest bladder health research to real-world practice, First Quality, one of the UNC School of Nursing’s partners in the health industry, attended this year’s new-student orientation and provided each student with their newly published pocket-guide on bladder health, “Prevailing with Continence Management: A Nurses Guide,” that nurses can easily … Continued

Bury Awarded Mary Lewis Wyche Fellowship Scholarship by NCNA

Michael Bury was recently awarded the Mary Lewis Wyche Fellowship Scholarship by the North Carolina Nurses Association. Bury is attending Duke University for his DNP. More information about the scholarship can be found below. Congratulations Michael! Mary Lewis Wyche was the founder of the North Carolina Nurses Association in 1902 and was the nurse who spearheaded the creation of the first nursing practice act in the country which was passed on March 3, 1903. The Fellowships are awarded to registered nurses seeking their masters or doctorate in nursing practice or … Continued

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Information Session for Invest in Nursing Scholars Program

The Invest in Nursing project continues, providing an opportunity for nursing students to develop skills in community-based care and nursing leadership, and for nursing faculty to grow in leadership, scholarship, partnership-building, and curriculum development. Invest in Nursing is a four-year training grant through the UNC SON that aims to invest in the development of a sustainable primary care nursing workforce to practice in community-based primary care teams in rural and/or underserved settings. The program works nursing students, practicing registered nurses and nurse faculty. The Faculty Fellowship component of our work … Continued

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Submit Comments for CCNE Accreditation by October 16

Dear SON Community: The School of Nursing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will host an accreditation visit by the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) on November 6–8, 2019. CCNE will be conducting an on-site evaluation of our Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and Post-Graduate APRN Certificate programs. In accordance with CCNE’s procedures, the Commission provides the opportunity for program constituents and other interested parties to submit, in writing, third-party comments concerning our programs’ qualifications for accreditation. We invite you to submit comments to CCNE at … Continued

UNC RN Refresher Program Featured in Journal of Nursing Regulation

Over the last two years, Statewide AHEC Nursing Liason Mary Schuler and Assistant Professor Jennie Wagner have worked with colleagues at UNC to update the NC AHEC RN Refresher Program using the CDC Framework. The process and redesigned 24-module program were highlighted in an article published in the July 2019 Journal of Nursing Regulation. Mary Schuler and Jennie Wagner co-wrote the article, titled An Evaluation Process to Redesign the North Carolina AHEC Registered Nurse Refresher Program. For more information about the NC AHEC RN Refresher Program, visit this website. Well … Continued

Zomorodi Named NLN Academy of Nursing Education Fellow

Assistant Provost for Interprofessional Education and Practice and SON Professor Meg Zomorodi, PhD, RN, CNL, has been named a National League for Nursing (NLN) Academy of Nursing Education Fellow. Zomorodi is among seventeen distinguished nurse educators selected for this thirteenth class of fellows, who will officially be inducted on September 28, in Washington, D.C. The NLN Academy of Nursing Education fosters excellence in nursing education by recognizing and capitalizing on the wisdom of outstanding individuals in and outside the profession who have contributed to nursing education in sustained and significant … Continued

RWJF Scholars Shieu and Girdwood present at Scholars Conference

Congratulations to our two first year Robert Wood Johnson Scholars in Nursing, Bianca Shieu and Tyra Girdwood, who presented their dissertation research trajectories at the RWJF National Scholars conference in Atlanta. The guidance of their advisors, Umphlet Distinguished Professor Mary Palmer, Associate Professor Anna Beeber and Associate Dean Ruth Anderson, has been essential in moving their dissertation research forward. Mary Palmer and Anna Beeber attended the conference with their students. Well done, Bianca and Tyra!

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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Zegre-Hemsey, Williams and Kitmiller attend NINR Precision Health Bootcamp

Drs. Jessica Zegre-Hemsey, Jessica Williams, and Rebecca Kitzmiller attended the National Institute of Nursing Research’s Precision Health: Smart Technologies, Smart Health Symposium. This four-day intensive addressed digital health data and smart technologies that enable “smart health” and improve patient outcomes. The course objectives included: Explore the state-of-the-art of digital health, including the use of wearables, sensors, and virtual/augmented reality; the use of omics data in health care; and the creation of an interactive system for using health data. Discuss strategies for research and identify opportunities for and challenges to using digital … Continued

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Berry Named Jane Sox Monroe Distinguished Professor in Nursing

Sincere congratulations to Professor Diane Berry, PhD, ANP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, who has been named the first Jane Sox Monroe Distinguished Professor in Nursing effective July 1, 2019. Endowed by W. Paul Monroe to honor his late wife, a Carolina Nursing alumna, the Jane Sox Monroe Professorship in Nursing was established to recognize a distinguished teacher and scholar at the School who upholds the work ethic and altruistic ideals Jane possessed. Jane Sox Monroe was a member of the second graduating class of the School of Nursing in 1956, and she … Continued