SON Strong Contributor to International Family Nursing Conference

The School of Nursing was well-represented at the 13th Annual International Family Nursing Conference held in Pamplona Spain last week, headlining nearly a dozen lectures, presentations, and posters. Participants included faculty members Nancy Havill, Louise Fleming, Marcia Van Riper, George Knafl and Kathy Knafl, and PhD students Anna Lee, Carrie Hill, Ashley Vaughn, and Haley Estrem. This year’s conference focused on “Improving the Art and Science of Family Nursing: Transforming Health for Families” and attracted nearly 400 attendees from 26 different countries. UNC’s considerable contributions to the global discussion were as follows: Faculty Nancy … Continued

SON Welcomes Home First Class of Study Abroad Students

The School of Nursing welcomes home its first class of study abroad students this week! BSN students Harry Adams, Maddie Lewis, and Savannah Samuel were selected as the Cronenwett Global Health Scholars for 2017 and on May 8 traveled to Jonkoping University in Sweden with Dr. Eric Hodges to begin their five week global health program and earn nine credits towards their nursing degree. As part of the exchange program, Jonkoping University will send two students to the SON in fall 2017. Named to honor Dean Emeritus Linda Cronenwett, the Cronenwett Global Health … Continued

Kayama visit finalizes relationship with St. Luke’s International University

Dr. Mami Kayama, Chairperson and Professor of the Graduate School of Nursing at St. Luke’s International University in Tokyo, Japan, will be visiting the UNC School of Nursing April 25th through 26th. She will give a presentation titled “Process and Prospects” about the DNP program St. Luke’s is working on establishing. Their DNP program is the first in Japan, and School of Nursing Professor SeonAe Yeo is leading the effort in its launch. Dr. Kayama’s visit will further the relationship between St. Luke’s and the School of Nursing, whose formal cooperation began last fall … Continued

Linda Beeber Designated American Academy of Nursing Edge Runner

Heartfelt congratulations from the entire Carolina Nursing community to Francis Hill Fox Professor, Dr. Linda Beeber, who was designated an American Academy of Nursing Edge Runner today for her model of care, Reducing Depressive Symptoms and Enhancing Parenting in Low-Income and Newly-Immigrated Mothers of Infants and Toddlers. The Edge Runner initiative recognizes nurse-designed models of care that impact cost, improve quality and enhance patient satisfaction. “The Academy is proud to designate Dr. Linda Beeber as an Edge Runner for her work to reduce maternal depressive symptoms and enhance mothering strategies for low … Continued

Collaboration with the Universidad Autonόma de Tamaulipas School of Nursing Leads to Mentorship and Grant Proposals

Dr. Diane Berry recently returned from another productive trip to The Universidad Autonόma de Tamaulipas School of Nursing, Tampico, Tamaulipas, México where she continues a collaboration begun in 2009 and renewed in 2016 that has strengthened the tripartite mission of research, teaching and service of both schools. Dr. Berry has worked closely with the Directora M.C.E. Dra. Del Socorro Piñones Martínez and faculty Dra. Lidia Guadalupe Ortiz Compeán, Dra. Eunice González Reséndiz, Dra. Paulina Aquilera Pérez, Dra. Hortensia Castañeda Hidalgo, Dra. Tranquilina Gutierrez Gomez, Dra. Nora González Quirarte, and Dra. … Continued

Havens to be Inducted into STTI Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame

Heartfelt congratulations to Professor Donna Havens, 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 Dublin, Ireland 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. “[Dr. Havens] has developed an acclaimed foundation for evidence-based nursing leadership, and I and many … Continued

SON Signs MOU with St. Luke’s International University in Japan

The School of Nursing formally expanded its global reach on November 8th when Interim Dean Donna Havens signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with St. Luke’s international University in Tokyo, Japan. The signed MOU marks the first formal step to further a collaborative relationship with the prestigious Japanese University begun by Professor SeonAe Yeo, who has been offering her expertise in their efforts to launch that country’s first Doctor of Nursing Practice program. The two institutions seek to establish a UNC—St. Luke’s International Visiting Professorship, which will allow UNC faculty … Continued

UNCSON Well Represented at STTI’s International Nursing Research Congress

There was a strong showing from UNCSON faculty and doctoral students at the 27th International Nursing Research Congress in Cape Town, South Africa.Associate Professor Diane Berry, PhD, ANP-BC, FAANP, FAAN presented an oral presentation on diabetes self-management outcomes in low-income ethnic minority patients in the United States. Doctoral students Sama Hammad, Lindsey Horrell, and Grace Wu contributed oral presentations and posters. Hammad presented on recruitment and retention in studying childhood obesity in Saudi Arabia and gave a poster on fidelity assessment and cultural appropriateness of the Arabic Child Feeding Questionnaire … Continued

Nance-Floyd a Fulbright Specialist

Sincere congratulations to Betty Nance-Floyd PhD, RN, CNE, CNL, assistant professor and director of the Center for Lifelong Learning, who was recently awarded a Fulbright Specialist grant in education at Kamuzu College of Nursing, Malawi. “As a Fulbrighter, you will be joining the ranks of distinguished scholars and professionals worldwide who are leaders in the educational, political, economic, social and cultural lives of their countries,” said her award letter from the Institute of International Education. Dr. Nance-Floyd will travel to Malawi from August 6-20th to provide faculty development for the University of Malawi, … Continued

Yeo, SON Help Develop DNP Program in Japan

Professor SeonAe Yeo is recently returned from two weeks in Tokyo, Japan where she worked with faculty at the premier nursing school of St. Luke’s International University to assist it in its effort to start the first DNP program in Japan. With the support of Interim Dean Donna Havens, Interim Director of Graduation Practice Programs Jennifer D’Auria, and Associate Dean for Global Initiatives Gwen Sherwood, and following two weeks of intensive meetings and discussions, Yeo helped equip the St. Luke’s program with goals, objectives, terminal objectives, curriculums and its fit to the infrastructure of … Continued