N254 Hosts Alumni Panel

On April 16, the undergraduate course N254: The Discipline of Nursing brought SON alumni in to expose students to current trends, issues, and concepts that impact the entry into nursing practice today. Michael Kirkman BSN ’17, Megan O’Connor BSN ’03, MSN ’13, DNP ’14, Lauren Parish BSN ’08, MSN ’15 and Rebecca Westerman BSN ’15 served as panelists and answered questions ranging from how to prepare for your first interview to the challenges of transitioning from school to practice, to the pros and cons of nurse residency programs. Our thanks … Continued

Categories: Alumni, Education, News, Service

SON Hosts Gateway Debriefing Skills Workshop

Private funding creates possibilities!!! The James M. Johnston Trust provided funding to supplement faculty training on creating reflective practitioners through enhanced debriefing techniques. On April 23, 2018 the School of Nursing hosted The Center for Medical Simulation’s Gateway Debriefing Skills Workshop which introduces healthcare education faculty to the foundational practices of the Debriefing with Good Judgment© method of debriefing. This innovative workshop combined an immersive, daylong, in-person learning experience with supplemental online learning that included customized peer-to-peer and mentor feedback. It provided an opportunity to learn how to set high … Continued

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Durham Presents at NCBON Education Summit

Professor Carol F. Durham, EdD, RN, ANEF, FAAN presented at the North Carolina Board of Nursing 15th Annual Education Summit at The Friday Center, in Chapel Hill on Monday, April 9, 2018. The focus of the summit was on simulation and the day was spent Re-envisioning Simulation to Prepare Practice-Ready Nurses. The nurse educators, nursing deans, directors, regulatory professionals, and graduate students in attendance engaged in learning about simulation to prepare practice-ready nurses in quality and safety, INACSL Standards of Best Practice: SimulationSM, and using debriefing to develop reflective practitioners. … Continued

Carolina Nursing Rises to 14th in US News Rankings

U.S. News and World Report released its annual rankings of graduate nursing programs today and Carolina Nursing saw a three point increase for the Master’s program and a whopping seven point rise for our doctor of nursing practice program over 2018’s rankings. UNC now ranks 14th among all MSN programs and 13th among the DNP. Also ranked in the top-20 of advanced practice areas are our Family Nurse Practitioner program (tied for 12th), our Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program (tied for 9th) and our Nursing Administration program (tied for … Continued

SON Pilots Program to Meet Need for Operating Room Nurses

In August, the School of Nursing rolled out its Transitions in Care Clinical Immersion Experience. The first installment of this pilot project was created to fulfill a need, one that weighs on hospital operating rooms across the country: OR nurses are in short supply. Assistant Professor Louise Fleming, who was influential in initiating this OR-focused clinical experience, said this shortage can be traced back to the education student nurses are—or aren’t—receiving when it comes to the operating room. “It creates a system of a lot of new graduates not considering … Continued

SON Receives Renewal Grant for Hillman Scholars Program

To Esita Patel and Alasia Ledford, the Hillman Scholars Program in Nursing Innovation is not a traditional educational experience, it’s a pathway to success. For them, the program provides a way to advance, a space that encourages ingenuity and mentorship, and access to opportunities they would not have otherwise had. With that in mind the School of Nursing is pleased to announce the receipt of renewal funding for the Hillman Scholars Program in Nursing Innovation through 2022. UNC is one of only two schools of nursing in the United States … Continued

Applications Open for RWJF Leadership Programs

Applications are now open for the Robert Wood Johnson national leadership programs. Each of the programs provide grant funding and leadership training to leaders passionate about health equity. Below is a description of each program, application deadlines, and links to upcoming webinars. Clinical Scholars is most appropriate for health affairs faculty and alumni. View an archived applicant webinar here. Health Policy Research Scholars, Culture of Health Leaders, and Interdisciplinary Research Leaders may be a great fit for doctoral students, staff and personal networks, and faculty.   Clinical Scholars Program – licensed … Continued

Applications Open for RWJF Leadership Programs

Applications are now open for the Robert Wood Johnson national leadership programs. Each of the programs provide grant funding and leadership training to leaders passionate about health equity. Below is a description of each program, application deadlines, and links to upcoming webinars. Clinical Scholars is most appropriate for health affairs faculty and alumni. View an archived applicant webinar here. Health Policy Research Scholars, Culture of Health Leaders, and Interdisciplinary Research Leaders may be a great fit for doctoral students, staff and personal networks, and faculty.   Clinical Scholars Program – licensed … Continued

UNCSON Selected as Regional QSEN Site

The QSEN Institute announced at its 2017 National Conference Forum that the UNC School of Nursing will serve as a QSEN regional site. As such, the School will advance the integration of quality and safety competencies across nursing education and practice. QSEN, which stands for Quality and Safety Education for Nurses, holds roots at UNC. In 2007 Dean Emeritus Linda Cronenwett, PhD, RN, FAAN, spearheaded the launch of a seven-year quality and safety initiative, made possible through a series of four grants totaling $4.2 million from the Robert Wood Johnson … Continued

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DNP Students Lauria and Kraft Selected as NC-LEND Trainees

Congratulations to Heather Laurie and Caroline Marie Kraft, both students in the DNP program, for being selected as trainees in the prestigious North Carolina Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (NC-LEND) program in the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities. The North Carolina Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) program at the CIDD is dedicated to providing interdisciplinary leadership training at undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral levels, as well as interdisciplinary services and care. The training program welcomes students from a variety of disciplines, including Audiology, Child Psychiatry, Family, Genetic … Continued