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
The 2nd Edition of Quality and safety in nursing: A competency approach to improving outcomes edited by Associate Dean for Global Initiatives Gwen Sherwood and Jane Barnsteiner has been awarded first place in the 2017 American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Awards for ‘Nursing Education/Continuing Education/Professional Development’. The first edition has been translated into Swedish, Korean, Chinese and now Italian. Carol Durham and Kathy Alden have a chapter on simulation. Congratulations to all!
Instructor Tarshe Johnson, as part of her work with the HRSA grant, MENTORS2, had a poster accepted for the 39th Minority Health Conference in late February. The title of the poster was “Shifting the Nursing School Experience for Underrepresented Ethnic Minority and Disadvantaged Background Students through Use of Courageous Dialogue”. Tarshe was the main author, but other contributors included Ashley Bryant, Coretta Jenerette and Mary Lynn.
Dr. Sara Hubbell served on the master’s thesis committee of Roxanne Dsouza, a second-year graduate student in the Dental Hygiene Education Program. Dsouze was named the first-place winner of the Student Poster Competition at the American Dental Education Association Annual Session & Exhibition in Orlando in March. Roxanne’s research poster was titled, “Implementation of Oral Health Education in Nursing Curriculum” and presented findings from her master’s research project.