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. One 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

Behavioral Health Integration Newsletter: NPs Leading the Way in NC

Read the Behavioral Health Integration Fall 2019 Newsletter below, or download the PDF.      

Lester Publishes Chapter in Medical-Surgical Nursing: Making Connections to Practice

Assistant Professor Vickie Lester, MSN, RN-BC, CNE, authored Coordinating Care for Patients with Intestinal Disorders, a chapter in the 2nd edition of Medical-Surgical Nursing: Making Connections to Practice.   Citation: Lester, V. M. (2020). Coordinating care for patients with intestinal disorders. In J. J. Hoffman & N. Sullivan (Eds.) (2nd Ed), Adult health: Making connections to practice. F. A. Davis: Philadelphia, PA

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

Categories: Education, Faculty, News

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

Categories: Education, News, Students

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