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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Photovoice Research Methodology Workshop

Invest in Nursing is hosting a Photovoice Research Methodology workshop. Please join!

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Mentoring mixer brings alumni and students together to keep nursing strong

Students are more successful when they have role models – and they can find a room full at a mentor mixer designed to help students at the UNC School of Nursing connect with alumni in the working world. The mixer is a networking event sponsored by the UNC School of Nursing Alumni Association and the Undergraduate Governance Council as part of their Get Hired series to help students transition to professional careers. “This is an opportunity for students to meet our alumni and learn about different work experiences, discover different … Continued

NINR Visits UNC, SON Researchers Present

On Tuesday February 12, the NINR visited UNC. Over 80 researchers from the Triangle and Piedmont attended the conference, which was held at the Friday Center. Faculty members Ruth Anderson, Diane Berry, Cheryl Giscombe and Mark Toles joined PhD student, Rebecca Salomon, in presenting as part of a panel about “The Life of an NIH Researcher.” It was a fabulous day of networking.

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SON Sponsors UNC MLK Lecture and Awards Ceremony

Carolina Nursing is a proud sponsor of the 2019 MLK Lecture and Awards Ceremony that will be held on Thursday, Jan. 24, at 7:30 p.m., at Memorial Hall. Former NAACP President and CEO Ben Jealous will deliver the keynote. The renowned activist, civil rights leader, community organizer and 2018 Maryland gubernatorial candidate led the NAACP to become the largest civil rights organization online and on mobile, as well as the largest community-based nonpartisan voter registration operation in the country. Now affiliated with the Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kapor Capital, … Continued

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Did Medicaid Expansion Increase Use of Opioid Agonist Treatments for Opioid Use Disorder?

The UNC Opioid Student Research Group presents Did Medicaid Expansion Increase Use of Opioid Agonist Treatments for Opioid Use Disorder? January 23, 2019 Noon-1:00 p.m. Michael Hooker Research Center 3005 Register at: tiny url.com/yaa39mrg Opioid agonist treatment (OAT) for opioid use disorder reduces the risk of overdose mortality. Nevertheless, OAT remains vastly underutilized, even as deaths from opioid overdoses continue to devastate communities. Alex will present a study of whether Medicaid expansion increased use of OAT and the extent to which provider capacity constraints limited the effect of expansion on … Continued

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