Alumna Leaves Legacy for Graduate Education and Research

In the late 1950s Barbara Williams Madden was among the first students to enroll in Carolina’s MSN program. Now generations of our graduate students will benefit from her generosity. Barbara, (MSN, ’60) came to Carolina after graduating from Boston Children’s Hospital School of Nursing, and Teachers College, Columbia University,  attracted to the fledgling graduate program at UNC by then-Dean Elizabeth Kemble’s national reputation. Barbara became one of the country’s first providers of care to patients suffering from polio and went on to teach her methods in over 40 states and … Continued

Ferris Bequest to Support Graduate Students Seeking Leadership Role

Laurice “Laurie” Ferris, an emeritus faculty member of the School of Nursing has designated a bequest to the School that will support graduate students in nursing with the goal of developing the next generation of nurse leaders. In her establishment of The Laurice Ferris Endowment for Nurse Leaders, Ferris hopes to apportion financial aid to graduate students in the Hillman Scholars in Nursing Innovation Program. The program places students entering the undergraduate BSN program directly on the path to obtain a PhD in nursing. It aims to prepare these nurse … 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

SON Receives Renewal Grant for Hillman Scholars Program

To Esita Patel and Alasia Ledford, the Hillman Scholars Program in Nursing Innovation is not a traditional educational experience, it’s a pathway to success. For them, the program provides a way to advance, a space that encourages ingenuity and mentorship, and access to opportunities they would not have otherwise had. With that in mind the School of Nursing is pleased to announce the receipt of renewal funding for the Hillman Scholars Program in Nursing Innovation through 2022. UNC is one of only two schools of nursing in the United States … Continued

First Quality Establishes Bladder Health Initiative at UNCSON

First Quality, a manufacturer of adult incontinence care products, has established a new, three-year, bladder health initiative at the UNC School of Nursing. Designed to partner with Umphlet Distinguished Professor Mary H. Palmer, an expert in urinary incontinence and gerontology, the initiative aims to prepare the next generation of nurse leaders in bladder health education and research, and to fund innovative scholarship to improve the quality of life and care for people who have, or are at risk of developing, lower urinary tract symptoms. Funded by a grant from First … Continued

UNCSON Grants Inaugural “Dhillon’s Gift” Awards to Pados, Tan

The UNC School of Nursing is pleased to announce the recipients of the inaugural “Dhillon’s Gift” grants, Britt Pados, PhD ’15, RN, NNP-BC, an adjunct faculty member at UNCSON, and Reina Tan, MD, a cardiac electrophysiology fellow at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. The $2,500 grants are made possible by the Dhillon Jordan Shah Innovation Fund in Congenital Heart Disease, or “Dhillon’s Gift,” which is housed in the UNC School of Nursing Foundation and is designed to support projects that address aspects of the treatment or care of patients with congenital heart … Continued

Maimon Trust Established to Support Doctoral Students

“Reverence for life” were words Dr. Arthur Maimon lived by. They were also the words emblazoned in bronze on the façade of Hôpital Albert Schweitzer in Haiti, where Maimon periodically spent two months at a time over the course of 30 years. He would temporarily close his private practice in Rockford, Illinois, venture to the island nation, and serve the patients of a hospital founded by Larry Mellon and his wife Gwen, named for Albert Schweitzer, both of whom were inspirations to Maimon, two among many who shaped the doctor … Continued

Raynor Launches Campaign for Carolina Nursing with $1M Gift

Rising to the occasion: it’s what Carolina nurses do best. With the reasoned judgment of those well educated and well prepared, they move toward the unfamiliar and make it their own—classroom or clinic, bedside, laboratory or community. It is a mind-set, an attitude and an approach, and sometimes—in the most unexpected circumstances—a transformative experience. “If someone told me even 20 years ago I’d be taking leadership of the Campaign for Carolina Nursing, I wouldn’t have believed them,” said Margaret Ferguson Raynor, BSN ‘67, MEd, RN. “Carolina Nursing developed my leadership skills, … Continued

UNCSON Launches $22M Campaign

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Today, the UNC School of Nursing launches its most ambitious fundraising campaign to date — a $22 million effort designed to ensure the School’s ability to recruit and retain top faculty and students, improve facilities, and enhance local and global initiatives. The effort is part of the Campaign for Carolina, announced this morning by Chancellor Carol Folt and officials of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. With a goal of $4.25 billion, it is the largest and most ambitious fundraising campaign undertaken by a university in the Southeast, and … Continued

Anderson Establishes Faculty Support Fund

The School of Nursing is pleased to announce that our very own Associate Dean for Research, Kenan Distinguished Professor Ruth Anderson, PhD, RN, FAAN, has donated generously to the School, and in a unique way: she and her spouse have named the School of Nursing Foundation as a beneficiaries of their retirement accounts, a manner of giving not widely known to potential donors. “We decided to donate in this way because it has made it feasible to give back in ways that I have been blessed,” she said. The gift will create … Continued