ANS Hosts Successful Blood Drive

ANS hosted their Spring blood drive on Tuesday (4/10) and it was a great success with 31 total units donated! ANS has been hosting two blood drives a year since 2013 with 366 total units collected! To put this into perspective, each unit can save up to 3 lives– that is 1,098 lives saved by the UNC SON! We want to thank you for continuing to make our blood drives successful. You are all amazing!

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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.

Wilmoth Awarded DAR Medal for Patriotism

Hats off to Executive Dean Peggy Wilmoth who was honored at a ceremony in Atlanta last weekend with the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution’s Ellen Hardin Walworth Medal for Patriotism. The award, one of the Society’s Founders Medals, honors an adult (21 years of age and over) who has displayed outstanding patriotism in the promotion of our American ideals of “God, Home, and Country” through faithful and meritorious service to community, state or nation. Examples include, participation in church, scouting, conservation, hereditary, historical, genealogical or organized sports. In addition, … Continued

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SON Students Take Interdisciplinary Service-Learning Trip to Tyrrell County

Students from the School of Nursing joined students and faculty from the Division of Physical Therapy, Gillings School of Global Public Health and the College of Arts and Sciences to explore the social determinants of health in Tyrrell County, NC this spring break. Reprinted below is UNC’s coverage of the interdisciplinary trip. by Rob Holliday The beach is a popular spring break destination, but a group of Carolina students stopped just short of the ocean for their week away from campus. More than a dozen students and faculty members from … Continued

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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DNP Student Russomagno’s Poster Picked Up by Clinical Advisor Journal

Congratulations to DNP student, Samantha Russomagno, who had her poster, “Postpartum depression screening effective in pediatric setting” picked up by Clinical Advisor in their coverage of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners 39th National Conference on Pediatric Health Care which was held in Chicago in March. Professor Julee Waldrop work with Russomagno to conduct a quality improvement project aimed at improving postpartum depression screening rates and appropriate referrals at a rural pediatric primary care clinic.

Categories: News, Research, Students

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

Hauser BSN ’88 Endows Scholarship, Supports Dean’s Fund

Amy Hauser, BSN, MBA, MHA, RN, BEA-BC, has named the UNC School of Nursing as a beneficiary of her retirement accounts. With the funds, she has established The Amy Hauser School of Nursing Scholarship Endowment, which will provide financial support to undergraduate students at the School of Nursing. Hauser graduated with a BSN from the School of Nursing in 1988. After graduation she worked at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta for 18 years. Today, she is the administrator of children’s and woman’s health and interim executive director of nursing for the … Continued

Nakia Best inducted into the Frank Porter Graham Honor Society

SON graduate student Nakia Best has been inducted into the Frank Porter Graham Graduate and Professional Student Honor Society. Nominated by Associate Professor Debbie Travers, Nakia was one of only twenty one graduate students at Carolina to receive this honor. Congratulations Nakia on the well-deserved recognition of your dedication and contribution to the University and community! Nakia Best has made outstanding contributions to the University and community through teaching, research and service. She began her doctoral studies at the School of Nursing in 2012 and during her PhD program she has … Continued

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