Recent SON Publications

Well done to the following faculty and students who had papers published recently! Hillman Scholar Kelly Tan and Associate Professor Beth Black recently had their paper “A systematic review of healthcare provider perceptions of perceived barriers and facilitators to routine HIV testing in primary care settings the Southeastern United States” published in the Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care DNP Student Kelly Might Wilson and Professor Donna Havens had their article “Improving physician engagement in interprofessional collaborative practice in rural emergency departments” published in Journal of Interprofessional Education … Continued

Lanning Named UNC Medical Center Nursing Faculty of the Year

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Rhonda Lanning who has been named the 2018 UNC Medical Center Nursing Faculty of the Year. She will be honored at an awards celebration on May 11. Well done, Rhonda!

Categories: Awards, Faculty, News

SPH Hosts Going Viral: Impact and Implications of the 1918 Flu Pandemic

An interdisciplinary symposium to mark the 100th anniversary of one of the deadliest pandemics in human history will be hosted April 4-6, 2018, by UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, UNC Libraries, UNC’s Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases, the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and RTI International. Symposium events will offer perspectives from the vantage points of medicine, health, social sciences and the humanities. Speakers include leading experts in epidemiology, virology, medicine, communications, literature, history, ethics, policy and other fields. When: Wednesday April 4 – Friday … Continued

Categories: Events, Faculty, Students

Sharpe Represents AANP on Expert Panel

It’s been a busy month for Dr. Leslie Sharpe, who recently served on a technical expert panel addressing childhood obesity among Medicaid enrollees. The panel was coordinated by the RAND Corporation and the Office of Health Policy at DHHS in DC. The panel consisted of one school nurse, seven physicians, and Dr. Sharpe—the only advanced practice nurse. RAND facilitated the panel discussion, which addressed such questions as: What strategies or best practices have been most effective in addressing childhood obesity among Medicaid enrollees? How have providers successfully partnered with community and other organizations, schools, … Continued

Sharpe Appointed to CGFNS Credentialing Sub-Committee

Hats off to Clinical Instructor Leslie Sharpe, DNP, FNP-BC, who recently received a two-year appointment to the CGFNS International Sub-Committee on Advanced Practice Nursing Professional Nurse Credentials and Standards Committee. CGFNS, or Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools, International is a US-based non-profit whose mission is to serve the global community through programs and services that verify and promote the knowledge-based practice competency of health care professionals.

Davison Receives 2018 AANP State Award for Excellence

Associate Professor Jean Ann Davison, DNP, FNP-BC will be among the recipients honored with the prestigious American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) 2018 State Award for Excellence at an awards ceremony and reception held during the AANP 2018 National Conference June 26-July 1, 2018, in Denver, CO. The State Award for Nurse Practitioner Excellence, founded in 1991, recognizes a nurse practitioner (NP) in a state who demonstrates excellence in practice. In 1993, the State Award for Nurse Practitioner Advocate was added to recognize the efforts of individuals who have made a significant … Continued

SON represented at the Family Health Over a Lifespan Conference

The SON was represented well at the interdisciplinary Family Health Over a Lifespan conference at Hanzehogeschool in Groningen, the Netherlands. Drs. Marcia Van Riper, Louise Fleming, Nancy Havill, and former PhD student and current UNC Center for Developmental Science post-doc Dr. Hayley Estrem all had podium presentations. Carrie Hill, a current PhD student had a poster presentation. Dr. Sue Thoyre was inaugurated as a Visiting Professor at the university and was featured as a keynote speaker.  Dr Thoyre discussed her research on the central position of the family in caring for children who have have … Continued

Recent SON Publications

SON Faculty members Jennifer Leeman, Linda Beeber. Eric Hodges. Shawn Kneipp, Mark Toles, SeonAe Yeo, and JessicaZègre-Hemsey have had their article “Engaging national and regional partners to accelerate broad-scale implementation of nurse-developed interventions” recently published in Nursing Outlook. Cheryl Jones, Mark Toles, George Knafl, and Anna Beeber worked together on another impressive collaborative effort by SON Faculty Members, and they had their article “An untapped resource in the nursing workforce: Licensed practical nurses who transition to become registered nurses” published in Nursing outlook as well.  Professor Donna Havens’ article “Impact of Relational Coordination on … Continued

Categories: Faculty, Research

Mayer Advising NCI on Cancer Survivorship Issues and Research

SON Professor Deborah K. Mayer, PhD, RN, AOCN, FAAN, who directs cancer survivorship at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, has been appointed to an advisory role on cancer survivorship issues with the National Cancer Institute’s Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS). Mayer, who is nationally recognized for her expertise in cancer survivorship research, will provide insight on current and future DCCPS research projects as well as partner with colleagues across DCCPS, the NCI and the National Institutes of Health to address issues in cancer survivorship. She will maintain her appointments at … 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