Newly appointed to the membership of the North Carolina Institute of Medicine

Morrisville– Meg Zomorodi PhD, RN, CNL has been selected by the Board of Directors of the North Carolina Institute of Medicine to the prestigious honor of membership. Dr. Zomorodi joins over 150 leaders in health, medicine, and policy across North Carolina to receive this honor and partner with the North Carolina Institute of Medicine (NCIOM) to advance health policy for a healthier state. As the Assistant Provost and Director for the Office of Interprofessional Education and Practice at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Dr. Zomorodi works with … Continued

Stanek Receives Student Undergraduate Teaching Award

Well done to Assistant Professor JoAn Stanek, who has received a 2019 Undergraduate Teaching Award. She will be recognized at a ceremony on Tuesday, April 16th at the Frank Porter Graham Student Union. The Student Undergraduate Teaching Awards were established in 1989 by a student body referendum and the initiation of a special student fee to recognize outstanding undergraduate instruction by both faculty and teaching assistants. In 2004, an addendum to the referendum established a staff award to recognize a staff member’s specific contributions to the undergraduate experience at Carolina. … Continued

Oppewal Receives Provost Engaged Scholarship Award

Hats off to Professor Sonda Oppewal, who was awarded a 2019 Office of the Provost Engaged Scholarship Award for her work in promoting community partnerships over the past seventeen years. These partnerships include the Orange County Board of Aging to help the Adult Day Center in Hillsborough achieve certification by contracting to provide RN Health Care Coordinator services, Orange County with its annual Project Homeless Connect, and disaster relief partnerships in Biloxi, Mississippi and Tyrrell County, North Carolina. This award recognizes UNC-Chapel Hill faculty and organizations that have performed extraordinary … Continued

UNC helps lead launch of NursingNow USA

The UNC School of Nursing partners with the American Nurses Association, the US Public Health Service Chief Nurse Officer and the University of Washington School of Nursing to launch the national campaign aimed at improving health care globally by raising the profile of nurses. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  SILVER SPRING, MD (April 9, 2019)– Today, nurses from across the nation joined together to launchNursing Now USA – the national arm of a global campaign – Nursing Now–  to improve health and health care by highlighting the impact of nurses on patients, … Continued

Sandelowski receives Honorary Fellowship from Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland

Margarete Sandelowski, Boshamer Distinguished Professor Emeritus, was awarded an Honorary Fellowship from the Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in a Conferring Ceremony in Dublin on February 27, 2019. The Faculty awards these Fellowships to candidates in recognition of outstanding work and/or exceptional leadership in the profession of nursing/midwifery or a related science, to those who have given significant service to the profession or to the Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery, and to those who have positively influenced health and society.  

Alexander receives Xavier University College of Pharmacy Champions Award

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Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion for UNC and Professor in the School of Nursing Rumay Alexander, EdD, RN, FAAN, has been named the recipient of the College of Pharmacy at Xavier University of Louisiana’s Champion Award. The award recognizes individuals or organizations whose commitment, through their vast network and service, contributes to the elimination of health disparities and the achievement of health equity. The award will be presented at the Xavier University of Louisiana Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities Research and Education in the College of … Continued

U.S. News Ranks Carolina Nursing 5th Overall, 1st among Publics

U.S. News and World Report released its annual rankings of graduate nursing programs today and Carolina Nursing is now ranked fifth overall and first among public schools of nursing in the country. UNC’s doctor of nursing practice program likewise moved to the top-10, up from 13th in 2019 to tied for 9th overall. Also ranked in the top-10 of advanced practice areas are our Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program (tied for 9th) and our Nursing Administration program (4th), and in the top-20 is the Family Nurse Practitioner program, which tied for … Continued

Lucy Taylor Fort Fund to support experiences in emergency nursing

Lucy Fort was great in an emergency – she was reliably the first to respond any time someone was in need. She was a critical care nurse at UNC Hospitals, a two-time graduate of UNC’s School of Nursing (BSN ’58, MSN ‘65) and a member of the faculty. She joined the South Orange Rescue Squad taking regular emergency calls with the squad, furthering the continuing education of squad personnel, and assisting with CPR training with EMS and hospital personnel across the state. That kind of desire and dedication is a … Continued

Brown’s bequest will help Carolina nursing students be the best and brightest

When Ann Brown, BSN ‘73, MSN, CNM, began to think about supporting student scholarships at the UNC School of Nursing, she had more than their futures in mind. She was also thinking about the future of nursing itself. “Nurses have an important role in helping people improve their health in this state, especially in areas that are underserved. We’re a really important part of preventing disease and fostering a healthy population.” Excellent education and training are financial commitments, she says. And, if money is in the way, nursing as a … Continued

Berry to be Inducted into STTI Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame

Heartfelt congratulations to Assistant Dean for Research and Beerstecher-Blackwell Distinguished Professor Diane Berry, PhD, RN, FAAN who will be inducted into Sigma Theta Tau International’s Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame at the International Nursing Research Conference in Alberta, Canada this July. The International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame was founded in 2010 to recognize nurse researchers who have achieved significant and sustained broad national and international recognition for their work, and whose research has impacted the nursing profession and people it serves. Of the news, Associate Dean for Research and … Continued