Hats off to Cheryl Giscombe, who received the Jeanette Chamberlain Psychiatric Leadership Award at the International Society of Psychiatric Nurses annual conference in Tempe, AZ. The award is given to a psychiatric nurse who has contributed to psychiatric nursing through activities that have advanced the field through public service, leadership, administration, development of healthcare policy, and other service activities.
Congratulations to Sara Hubbell, Betty Nance-Floyd and Meg Zomorodi, each of whom received 2018-19 AHEC Campus Innovation grants. Dr. Nance-Floyd received funding for her project “RN Community Faculty Fellows: Train-the-Trainer, Rural Clinical Site Development.” Dr. Hubbell received funding for her project “NP-Operated Practice Partnership for FNP Clinical Site Development” and Dr. Zomorodi received funding for her project “Campus Collaboration for Recruitment to Support Future Interprofessional Workforce Needs.” The goal of the AHEC Campus Innovation initiative is to help drive innovation in education within the UNC Chapel Hill health professions schools. … Continued
Professor Carol F. Durham, EdD, RN, ANEF, FAAN presented at the North Carolina Board of Nursing 15th Annual Education Summit at The Friday Center, in Chapel Hill on Monday, April 9, 2018. The focus of the summit was on simulation and the day was spent Re-envisioning Simulation to Prepare Practice-Ready Nurses. The nurse educators, nursing deans, directors, regulatory professionals, and graduate students in attendance engaged in learning about simulation to prepare practice-ready nurses in quality and safety, INACSL Standards of Best Practice: SimulationSM, and using debriefing to develop reflective practitioners. … Continued
Congratulations to Associate Professor Anna Beeber who was recently appointed to serve on the Charles House Association Community Advisory Council. Charles House Association operates the Charles House Center for Community Eldercare to provide quality, personalized care to elders and respite for their caregiving families. Locations include Daytime Eldercare Center in Chapel Hill, and Eldercare Homes in Chapel Hill and Carrboro.
Hats off to Executive Dean Peggy Wilmoth who was honored at a ceremony in Atlanta last weekend with the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution’s Ellen Hardin Walworth Medal for Patriotism. The award, one of the Society’s Founders Medals, honors an adult (21 years of age and over) who has displayed outstanding patriotism in the promotion of our American ideals of “God, Home, and Country” through faithful and meritorious service to community, state or nation. Examples include, participation in church, scouting, conservation, hereditary, historical, genealogical or organized sports. In addition, … Continued
Congratulations and thanks are due to Assistant Professor Megan Williams and Professor SeonAe Yeo who were elected to roles in UNC Faculty Governance this week. Both will begin their terms on July 1, 2018 and serve for three years. Dr. Yeo will serve on the Appointments, Promotions and Tenure Committee for Professional Schools Other Than Medicine. Williams will serve on the Faculty Assembly Delegation. Many thanks to them both for representing the School of Nursing in this important way.
We’re so proud of Associate Professor Jean Davison who received the 2018 Office of the Provost Engaged Scholarship Award for Engaged Teaching this week at an event hosted by the Carolina Center for Public Service! Dr. Davison was recognized for her great work teaching Carolina Nursing students about the health disparities facing the growing migrant Latino population in North Carolina and how to provide culturally competent care through the service-learning course, Health Care in the Global Context: Migrant Latino Health. “Jean is a wonderful exemplar of the School’s values of … Continued
Three SON Faculty are running for positions in the current Faculty elections: Dr. Megan Williams Dr. SeonAe Yeo Dr. Meg Zomorodi Faculty members, please remember to cast your votes by April 9.
Assistant Dean for Practice, Tom Bush, has been appointed to a renewable three-year term on the Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) Provider Advisory Group. He was nominated for the role by the North Carolina Nurses Association. The purpose of the Provider Advisory Group (PAG) will be to advise BCBSNC on issues of quality, efficiency, and programs of relevance to the BCBSNC vision statement, “To be a consumer-focused health solution company that leads the transformation of the health care system.” The PAG promotes consistency in the implementation of … Continued