A Thank You & More Clinical Outreach Opportunities

Calling All Nurse Leaders! The Alpha Alpha Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing invites nurse leaders in our community to submit an application to join our chapter. Sigma is the only honor society for professional nursing, and members receive countless opportunities for networking and professional development in nursing scholarship, leadership and practice. Those interested in learning more about Sigma and joining Alpha Alpha can access the Nurse Leader Membership Application by clicking here. Any questions about Alpha Alpha can be sent to the Chapter Counselor, Lindsey Horrell, at … Continued

Dr. Ernest Grant Announced as 2020 Commencement Speaker

We are excited to announce that the President of the American Nurses Association, and UNC School of Nursing adjunct faculty member, Ernest Grant, PhD, RN, FAAN, will be the commencement speaker for our Spring 2020 Graduation Ceremony on May 7th. Dr. Grant previously served as the outreach coordinator for the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center at UNC Hospitals here in Chapel Hill, and has mentored countless undergraduate and graduate nursing students. He began his term with the ANA in January 2019, where he represents the interests of the nation’s 4 … Continued

Upcoming Alpha Alpha STTI Events and Request for Volunteers

From Jean Davison and the Alpha-alpha STTI Sigma Chapter: Our Alpha-alpha STTI Sigma Chapter would like to say thank you for coming out to the MLK Day of Service – held at Christ United Methodist Church in Southern Village.  It was a wonderful community outreach and Compassion Med International  CMI appreciates all the support in making over 300 hygiene gifts bags for our service learning trip to Eastern NC over spring break.  We appreciate all the toiletry donations from the ATMA Hotel Group, picked up at our local Hampton Inn … Continued

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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

Four School of Nursing Faculty Attend American Heart Association Meetings

In November (2019) four School of Nursing faculty members (Drs. Cortes, Davis, Wu, and Zegre-Hemsey) attended the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions in Philadelphia, PA. In addition to attending sessions, each shared their expertise with conference goers by presenting science, serving on expert panels, attending leadership events, and meeting with funding officers to discuss future research projects. Dr. Yamnia Ivelisse Cortes served on an Early Career panel for the Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing (CVSN) Council entitled: “Negotiating Your Career”, presenting on career development tips and resources for PhD students. Dr. … Continued

Nursing Now USA Strategy and Action Meeting Held at UNC

The UNC School of Nursing co-hosted a Nursing Now USA strategy and action meeting on Wednesday, August 1. The meeting was held in partnership with the University of Washington School of Nursing and the American Nurses Association. Nursing Now is a three-year global campaign launched in 2018 in collaboration with the International Council of Nurses and the World Health Organization with the intent of raising the profile and status of nurses worldwide. This social movement is based on the Triple Impact report, which concluded that increasing the number of nurses … 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

POCUS Interest Group Holds First Event

The newly formed Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Interest Group held their Discovery Day event on May 21. Experts from Sonosite attended the event to demonstrate how POCUS can be used by nurses to help their patients. Topics included identifying vascular structures and watching cardiac and OB scans on live models. Soft tissue foreign bodies were identified using simulation materials. More events are planned throughout the summer. Email pocus@unc.edu for more info.

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“Match your talents with the world’s deepest needs” Hassmiller urges at 2019 Commencement Ceremony

Following is the powerful and deeply personal speech delivered by Dr. Sue Hassmiller to nearly 300 members of the Carolina Nursing Class of 2019 and their loved ones at Commencement on Saturday, May 11. For photos of the celebration, please visit our Facebook page. Thank you so much.  I’m absolutely delighted to be with you. Graduates, congratulations for achieving this milestone. What an honor! Parents, friends, faculty, and university members, thank you for your unconditional love to the graduates gathered today. The New York Times columnist David Brooks wrote a wonderful op-ed … Continued

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RWJF’s Hassmiller to offer SON Spring 2019 Commencement Address

Carolina Nursing is delighted to announce that Susan B. Hassmiller, PhD, RN, FAAN, senior advisor for nursing for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), will deliver its spring 2019 commencement address. In her role at RWJF, Dr. Hassmiller shapes and leads the Foundation’s nursing strategies to create a higher quality of care in the United States for people, families, and communities. Drawn to the Foundation’s “organizational advocacy for the less fortunate and underserved,” Sue is helping assure that RWJF’s commitments in nursing have a broad and lasting national impact. In … Continued

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