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

Durham to Serve as SON Director for IPE

Congratulations and thanks to Dr. Carol Durham, who has agreed to serve as the inaugural director for interprofessional education at the School of Nursing. This position will act in support of the University’s IPE efforts being led by Assistant Provost, Dr. Meg Zomorodi.

Categories: Faculty, IPE, Leadership

A. Beeber Receives Scholarly Leave

Congratulations to Dr. Anna Beeber, who has been approved for a Senior Faculty Research and Scholarly Leave by the UNC Office of the Provost for Academic Year 2018-2019.  

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Mayer and Knafl featured on StoryCorps

Professors Kathleen Knafl and Deb Mayer were featured on the “Your Stories: Conquering Cancer” series, a mini-podcast series by the ASCO Foundation recorded in collaboration with StoryCorps. From the ASCO Foundation: Decades ago, when Deb Mayer began her career as an oncology nurse, a cancer diagnosis was discussed in a whisper. Few treatments existed to extend a patient’s life, and survivors were not a patient population the oncology community considered. Fast forward 40 years. The hard conversations about life and death no longer elude us. Mayer learned first-hand what it feels … Continued

One Call Now is New SON Emergency Alert System

In the event of an emergency, the School of Nursing will now communicate to faculty and staff (and students soon) through One Call Now, a faster, more efficient means of getting urgent news and updates to our community. The Dean or Executive Dean will initiate any use of the One Call Now system, which will send emergency notices to your cell, work and/or home phone, as well as email. The system has the capacity to hold up to three phone numbers and two email addresses for each of us.   … Continued

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