SON to test emergency notification service the week of March 4

The School of Nursing will be conducting a test of our emergency notification system, One Call Now, the week of March 4. As part of that test, you may receive an email, phone call or text message asking you to respond to let the system know that it was successful in reaching you. Instructions for how to respond will be provided in the call, message or text. Emails coming from One Call Now will be from the address: processing@onecallnow.com. Phone and text messages will come from one of these four numbers: 877-698-3261 866-321-4255 866-498-2097 614-384-2335 PLEASE NOTE: One Call … Continued

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Lanning Receives UNC’s Prestigious Tanner Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

All congratulations to Assistant Professor Rhonda Lanning who is one of five faculty members from across campus to receive the prestigious Tanner Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. Students nominate deserving faculty members for the Tanner Awards, which seeks to recognize recipients for their care for students, mentorship and effective use of classroom methods. “These award-winning scholars exemplify the dedication of Carolina faculty members,” said Provost Bob Blouin. “Their work in the classroom and through their research demonstrates dedication and determination to uphold Carolina’s mission of inspiring the next generation … Continued

Davison Leads Hurricane Florence Relief Efforts

Associate Professor Jean Davision, DNP, RN, FNP-C, and the students in her service learning course gathered on Martin Luther King Jr. Day to pack 300 gift bags as part of their Hurricane Florence relief efforts. The bags included soap, shampoo, lotion, tooth brushes, tooth paste, insect repellent and sun screen. This effort was supported by Christ United Methodist Church and supplies were donated by the Hampton Inns in Chapel Hill and Carrboro along with Aloft Hotel in Chapel Hill and a local dentist in Southern Village. Davison also authored an article … Continued

Adaptive leadership can aid providers in treating patients with chronic hepatitis C

Kenan Distinguished Professor and Associate Dean for Research Ruth Anderson, RN, PhD, FAAN, has co-authored research showing that the Adaptive Leadership for Chronic Illness Framework can be helpful when treating patients with chronic hepatitis C (CHC) – a population which faces particularly difficult challenges in terms of adherence to medications and management of symptoms. “Clinical Encounters and Treatment Initiation for Chronic Hepatitis C Patients: Applications of Adaptive Leadership Framework for Chronic Illness” was published online January 17, 2019 in SAGE Open. Adaptive leadership is a well-known problem-solving framework and set of leadership … Continued

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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Baker, Fleming Represent SON at AACN Baccalaureate Education Conference

Assistant Professor Maureen Baker and Associate Professor Louise Fleming represented Carolina Nursing well at the AACN 2018 Baccalaureate Education Conference in New Orleans in November. Dr. Baker presented her study “Programmatic Innovation in a Nursing Research Course” while Dr. Fleming presented “Transitions in Care—A New Model for a Senior Level Clinical Immersion Experience,” a study she worked on with a team consisting of Rachael Lorenzen, JoAn Stanek, Megan Williams and Hilary Mendel.

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Bush Published in the Journal for Nurse Practitioners

Associate Professor and Assistant Dean for Practice Tom Bush published The Burden of Musculoskeletal Disease in the January 2019 issue of the Journal for Nurse Practitioners.

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Nightingale Gala

The Association of Nursing Students is proud to announce that this year’s Nightingale Gala will be hosted on March 22nd from 10:30 pm on, at Top of the Hill (on the corner of Franklin Avenue and Columbia Streets). This year the students have opted for a formal dress code, however, no one will be turned away for not dressing to the nines. This event is open to anyone who is a student (undergraduate or graduate), faculty, or staff associated with the School of Nursing and their guests. It is meant … Continued

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Palmer Published in the Journal for Nurse Practitioners

Associate Professor and DNP Division Lead Faculty Carrie Palmer’s article “New Directions in Managing Dyslipidemia” can be found in the January 2019 issue of the Journal for Nurse Practitioners. Great work, Carrie!

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Giscombe Keynotes 2018 Red Ribbon Brunch

LeVine Wellness Professor Cheryl Giscombe served as the Keynote Speaker at the 2018 Red Ribbon Brunch in recognition of World AIDS Day in Wilmington, NC in early December. Dr. Giscombe was invited to speak about her research on stress and health disparities among vulnerable populations, with specific emphasis on the need for balancing caregiving and self-care among healthcare professionals, community advocates, faith-based leaders, and people living with HIV/AIDS who offer peer support to those who have HIV/AIDS. The event was sponsored by Seeds of Healing Inc., New Hanover Regional Medical … Continued