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

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

Carrington featured Tar Heel on unc.edu

Elizabeth Scott Carrington was instrumental in founding Carolina’s School of Nursing in 1950. The school was the first statewide program of its kind in the nation. In 1969, 19 years after its creation, the building housing Carolina’s School of Nursing was named Carrington Hall to honor Elizabeth Scott Carrington. At 67 years old, she received this distinction with gratefulness and joy for the journey she had embarked on with this school. Continue reading on unc.edu here.

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Horrell Receives 2019 UNC Graduate School Horizon Award

Hats off to doctoral student, Lindsey Horrell, whose research project, “Enhanced Communications to Reduce Burden of Chronic Disease” was selected to receive a 2019 Horizon Award from The Graduate School at UNC. You can read more about Lindsey’s project in The Graduate School’s announcement here. Horizon Awards recognize outstanding graduate student research that directly contributes to the educational, economic, physical, social or cultural well-being of North Carolina citizens. The recognition comes with a $500 cash award. Horrell will be recognized at The Graduate School’s annual Graduate Student Recognition Celebration on … Continued

Santos work among most cited in recent history of Research in Nursing and Health

Hats off to Assistant Professor Hudson Santos, whose work “Network Structure of Perinatal Depressive Symptoms in Latinas: Relationship to Stress and Reproductive Biomarkers” is one of the most cited articles in the recent publication history of Research in Nursing and Health. According to the journal, Dr. Santos’s article received among the highest citation counts of articles published between January 2017 and December 2018, and “generated immediate impact and visibility, contributing significantly to the advancement of the nursing field.” Well done, Hudson!  

Zegre-Hemsey named 2019 UNC Faculty of the Year by UNC Medical Center Nursing Leadership

Sincere congratulations to Assistant Professor Jessica Zegre-Hemsey who received the 2019 Faculty of the Year award by the UNC Medical Center’s nursing leadership last week. Dr. Zegre-Hemsey will be officially recognized during an awards ceremony on May 9, during UNC Hospital’s Nursing Staff Recognition Week. The award capped off a busy week for Dr. Zegre-Hemsey, whose research team conducted test flights of drones carrying AED defibrillators on Carolina’s campus. Local news picked up the story, which can be seen here. Great work, Jessica!

From, With and About

By Courtney Jones Mitchell from the Carolina Nursing Magazine  Meg Zomorodi, PhD, RNL, CNL, associate professor at the nursing school, is Carolina’s first Assistant Provost for Interprofessional Education and Practice, leading the Office for Interprofessional Education and Practice to solidify University-wide commitment to breaking down the barriers between schools and units and allowing innovation to become fundamental for a healthier North Carolina. Not only will this help schools meet accreditation requirements in interprofessional education, also known as IPE, but it also establishes Carolina as a leading-edge example for universities across … Continued

More cancer survivors, fewer cancer specialists point to challenge in meeting care needs

An aging population, a growing number of cancer survivors, and a projected shortage of cancer care providers will result in a challenge in delivering the care for cancer survivors in the United States if systemic changes are not made, according to a commentary in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Compounding the problem is the growing number of cancer survivors age 65 years or older, who are more likely to have multiple health issues in addition to cancer-related medical needs, said Frances Hill Fox Distinguished Professor Deborah K. Mayer, PhD, … Continued

Lanning Receives UNC’s Prestigious Tanner Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

All congratulations to Assistant Professor Rhonda Lanning who is one of five faculty members from across campus to receive the prestigious Tanner Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. Students nominate deserving faculty members for the Tanner Awards, which seeks to recognize recipients for their care for students, mentorship and effective use of classroom methods. “These award-winning scholars exemplify the dedication of Carolina faculty members,” said Provost Bob Blouin. “Their work in the classroom and through their research demonstrates dedication and determination to uphold Carolina’s mission of inspiring the next generation … Continued

Adaptive leadership can aid providers in treating patients with chronic hepatitis C

Kenan Distinguished Professor and Associate Dean for Research Ruth Anderson, RN, PhD, FAAN, has co-authored research showing that the Adaptive Leadership for Chronic Illness Framework can be helpful when treating patients with chronic hepatitis C (CHC) – a population which faces particularly difficult challenges in terms of adherence to medications and management of symptoms. “Clinical Encounters and Treatment Initiation for Chronic Hepatitis C Patients: Applications of Adaptive Leadership Framework for Chronic Illness” was published online January 17, 2019 in SAGE Open. Adaptive leadership is a well-known problem-solving framework and set of leadership … Continued