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

Lanning Selected as Invest in Nursing Faculty Fellow

Clinical Assistant Professor Rhonda Lanning, DNP, CNM, LCCE, IBCLC, RN, Selected as Faculty Fellow for Invest in Nursing Faculty Fellowship at UNC Chapel Hill School of Nursing. Dr. Rhonda Lanning, DNP, CNM, LCCE, IBCLC, RN, Clinical Assistant Professor, has been selected as a Faculty Fellow for the Invest in Nursing (IIN) Faculty Fellowship at the UNC School of Nursing. The IIN Faculty Fellowship is part of a larger Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grant aimed at strengthening the primary care nursing workforce. Invest in Nursing focuses specifically on students, … Continued

2019 Oncology Nursing Fellows Recognized at Luncheon

The 2019 UNC Lineberger, Sylvia Lauterborn and Warren Trent Piver Oncology Nursing Fellows were recognized at a luncheon in their honor on Friday, June 21. This year’s fellows are Bekah Friday, Celina Jimenez, Hayley Nusser and Gabriela Valchanova. The fellowship program was designed to stimulate and foster professional development in oncology nursing among rising seniors at the UNC School of Nursing. The six-week program includes both inpatient and outpatient experiences, working closely with oncology nurses to better understand the nurses’ role with symptom management, clinical trials, and best practices in … Continued

Rioux Featured in CH High School Newspaper for Vaping Intervention

BSN student Elyse Rioux was recently featured in the Proconian, Chapel Hill High School’s student newspaper, for offering a public health intervention on the effects of e-cigarettes and vaping. Please read more about her intervention, developed through her N470 class, here. Great work, Elyse!

Zomorodi and Office of Interprofessional Education featured in Gazette

Assistant Provost and SON Associate Professor Meg Zomorodi, PhD, RN, CNL, was recently featured in the University Gazette. Zomorodi, who now leads the UNC Office of Interprofessional Education, emphasizes the importance of health care professionals and students learning from one another. The complexity of health care requires that different medical specialists interact with each other multiple times a day to determine the care of a single patient, Zomorodi said. “The office seeks to create opportunities for students to begin those interactions with other health care professionals as an essential part … Continued