Durham Presents at NCBON Education Summit

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

Beeber Appointed to Charles House Association Community Advisory Council

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.

Williams, Yeo Elected to UNC Faculty Governance Positions

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.

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Davison Receives Provost Engaged Scholarship Award for Engaged Teaching

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

Ellison BSN ’95 Pledges $15,000 Matching Grant to SON on #GiveUNC Day

Sincere thanks to Jane (BSN ’95) and Lucien (BA ’97, MBA ’03) Ellison who announced this morning that will match dollar for dollar up to $15,000 to support any fund at the School of Nursing in honor of #GiveUNC today! “Once you or a loved one needs a nurse, you begin to understand how critical a nurse’s impact and collaboration is on health care,” Jane said.”Having a state-of-the-art nursing school at UNC is essential simply because nurses literally save lives! We must come together to ensure that our School of Nursing bests … Continued

Bush Appointed to BCBSNC Provider Advisory Group

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

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Sherwood AJN Book of the Year First Place Award Winner

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!

A. Beeber Appointed University of Alberta TREC Team

Congratulations to Anna Beeber, who was recently appointed an investigator in the Translating Research in Elder Care (TREC) research collaborative at the University of Alberta in Canada. This research collaborative is unique because their longitudinal research program is leveraging publically reported nursing home data and pairing it with comprehensive context data collection efforts from nursing home staff. TREC also highly engages policy, family, and resident stakeholders in the research process. Also on the TREC team from UNC is Associate Dean for Research, Ruth Anderson. Well done, Anna!

Carolina Nursing Rises to 14th in US News Rankings

U.S. News and World Report released its annual rankings of graduate nursing programs today and Carolina Nursing saw a three point increase for the Master’s program and a whopping seven point rise for our doctor of nursing practice program over 2018’s rankings. UNC now ranks 14th among all MSN programs and 13th among the DNP. Also ranked in the top-20 of advanced practice areas are our Family Nurse Practitioner program (tied for 12th), our Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program (tied for 9th) and our Nursing Administration program (tied for … Continued

Sharpe Represents AANP on Expert Panel

It’s been a busy month for Dr. Leslie Sharpe, who recently served on a technical expert panel addressing childhood obesity among Medicaid enrollees. The panel was coordinated by the RAND Corporation and the Office of Health Policy at DHHS in DC. The panel consisted of one school nurse, seven physicians, and Dr. Sharpe—the only advanced practice nurse. RAND facilitated the panel discussion, which addressed such questions as: What strategies or best practices have been most effective in addressing childhood obesity among Medicaid enrollees? How have providers successfully partnered with community and other organizations, schools, … Continued