Four School of Nursing Faculty Attend American Heart Association Meetings

In November (2019) four School of Nursing faculty members (Drs. Cortes, Davis, Wu, and Zegre-Hemsey) attended the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions in Philadelphia, PA. In addition to attending sessions, each shared their expertise with conference goers by presenting science, serving on expert panels, attending leadership events, and meeting with funding officers to discuss future research projects. Dr. Yamnia Ivelisse Cortes served on an Early Career panel for the Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing (CVSN) Council entitled: “Negotiating Your Career”, presenting on career development tips and resources for PhD students. Dr. … Continued

Stanek Accepted as ENFLA Scholar

JoAn Stanek, DNP, RN, ANP-BC, has been accepted as a scholar for the Experienced Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy (ENFLA) 2020 cohort. The ENFLA is a highly selective 12-month mentored leadership academy focused on enhancing the leadership skills and career trajectory of those with six or more years of academic appointment. The Academy uses a triad approach in which the selected scholar is supported by a self-selected mentor and ENFLA faculty members. Each scholar designs, manages, and implements a team driven leadership project which meets the Leadership Academy’s project criteria. Congratulations, … Continued

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Wilmoth Appointed Vice Chair of Military & Veterans Health Law Advisory Board for the ABA

Dr. Wilmoth has been appointed Vice Chair, Military & Veterans Health Law Advisory Board for the American Bar Association, Bar Year 2019-2020.   Congratulations, Dr. Wilmoth!    

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Carter Named President of FirstHealth Montgomery Memorial Hospital

Congratulations to Rebecca W. Carter, BSN ’78, MSN ’85, RN, FACHE, who has been named president of FirstHealth Montgomery Memorial Hospital, located in Southern Pines, NC.  Carter, a native of North Carolina, received undergraduate and graduate degrees in nursing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing has served for 17 years as chief operating officer and chief nursing officer for Transylvania Regional Hospital, and for eight years served as director of clinical education, support and development at Memorial Mission Hospital in Asheville. “I am confident … Continued

Carolina Nursing Well Represented at NLN Conference

Carolina Nursing was represented well at the National League for Nursing (NLN) Annual Summit held September 26–28 in National Harbor, MD. Several faculty members were honored during the conference, including Dr. Meg Zomorodi, who was inducted as a Fellow into the Academy of Nursing Education, and Dr. Lisa Woodley, who received a dissertation award. Also representing the School were Dr. Rumay Alexander, the immediate past president of NLN, and Dr. Carrie Palmer, a current participant in NLN’s LEAD program. Drs. Jennifer Alderman and Meg Zomorodi presented a poster and Dr. … Continued

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Wilmoth Named Visionary Pioneer by University of Maryland School of Nursing

Congratulations to Executive Dean Peggy Wilmoth, PhD, MSS, RN, FAAN, on being one of five Visionary Pioneers recently inducted by the University of Maryland School of Nursing. Dr. Wilmoth and her fellow inductees were honored at a gala commemorating 130 years of the University of Maryland School of Nursing on September 21, 2019. The full press release can be found below. Congratulations, Dr. Wilmoth on this well-deserved honor! UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND SCHOOL OF NURSING CELEBRATES 130TH ANNIVERSARY AND INDUCTS FIVE NEW VISIONARY PIONEERS Baltimore, Md. –  The University of Maryland … Continued

Beeber Named Beerstecher-Blackwell Distinguished Term Scholar

Sincere congratulations to Dr. Anna Beeber, who has been appointed the Beerstecher-Blackwell Distinguished Term Scholar. The Beerstecher-Blackwell Distinguished Professorship Fund was endowed in the School of Nursing Foundation to memorialize Carol Ann Beerstecher-Blackwell, BSN ’71, a pediatric nurse and lecturer at the SON, and to recognize SON faculty whose accomplishments and career are determined by their colleagues to be highly significant to the discipline, the University and the School. To receive an appointment as a named Distinguished Professor (full professor) or Distinguished Scholar (associate professor), a faculty member must be … Continued

Stone Appointed to Represent Emergency Nurses Association in the Joint Commission Summit on Weighing All Patients in Kilograms

Assistant Professor Elizabeth Stone, PhD, RN, CPEN, has been appointed to represent the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) in the Joint Commission Summit on Weighing All Patients in Kilograms. The Summit will focus on creating a long-term pathway for change in weighing patients in pounds to kilograms by discussing best practices, as well as barriers for implementation, that will further motivate progress toward safer medication administration practices. Through her involvements with ENA, Dr. Stone, a pediatric emergency nurse, has been involved in advocating for metric conversion to help reduce medication errors for … Continued

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Wilmoth Selected to Serve on Department of Defense Military Family Readiness Council

Executive Dean Peggy Wilmoth, PhD, MSS, RN, FAAN, was nominated by the Reserve Officers Association (ROA) Executive Committee and selected by the Department of Defense for one of three military/veterans service organization seats on its new Military Family Readiness Council. “General Wilmoth is a superb choice as the voice of the Reserve Component family on this important council; her selection is evidence of her incredible credentials and of ROA’s reputation for being a professional, informed, and constructive voice within the RC sphere,” said ROA’s executive director, Jeff Phillips. The announcement from … Continued

Tonges Receives UIC Outstanding Alumni Achievement Award

Mary Crabtree Tonges, PhD, MS, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, has received an Outstanding Alumni Achievement Award from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing, where she received her master’s degree. Tonges served as as senior vice president and chief nursing officer at the University of North Carolina Hospitals and associate dean for UNC Health Care in the UNC Chapel Hill School of Nursing from 2002 until her retirement in 2016. She is receiving this award in recognition of her exceptional contributions to healthcare, health science and society throughout her … Continued

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