First SON-Managed Faculty Practice Opens in Hillsborough

Last week saw the opening of the first UNC School of Nursing-managed faculty practice in the state. The Carolina Community Clinic opened its doors on Tuesday, November 7 in Hillsborough, N.C., and is the result of a collaboration between UNC Family Medicine, the UNC School of Nursing, and Hillsborough Pharmacy and Nutrition. The Carolina Community Clinic serves as a pilot for embedding School of Nursing faculty nurse practitioners in practices established within independent pharmacies across the state. The aim is to improve access to care, assist with transitions in care, and better fulfill the University’s mission to serve the needs … Continued

Wilmoth offers Keynote at UNC’s Veterans Day Ceremony

SON Executive Dean and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Major General Peggy Wilmoth, US Army Reserve (retired), offered a moving and appreciative keynote address at UNC’s Veterans Day Ceremony, which took place at the Alumni Memorial on campus on Friday, November 10.  To read more about the ceremony and Dr. Wilmoth’s participation in it, please see Carolina’s coverage of the event, “A special moment to honor veterans.” Our sincere thanks to all of our veterans for their service, and to Dr. Wilmoth for representing the School of Nursing so well!

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

Mayer Speaks at ONS Policy Summit

Professor Deborah Mayer, PhD, RN, AOCN, FAAN was a featured speaker at the Oncology Nursing Society’s 2017 Policy Summit held in Washington, D.C.  on October 17. The summit, which focused on approaches to patient-centered care, was held at the National Press Club.

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Mayer Speaks at ONS Policy Summit

Professor Deborah Mayer, PhD, RN, AOCN, FAAN was a featured speaker at the Oncology Nursing Society’s 2017 Policy Summit held in Washington, D.C.  on October 17. The summit, which focused on approaches to patient-centered care, was held at the National Press Club.

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Durham Tells Sepsis Survival Story to People Magazine

Durham with her husband, Stephen

Professor Carol Durham continues her mission to raise awareness about sepsis in the pages of People this week! To read Carol’s compelling story of survival from the life-threatening condition, please click here. Last year, UNC Health Care also covered Carol’s story, and you can read their more detailed version here. Our thanks to Carol for her good work in educating us all on the warning signs and symptoms of this swift-moving sickness.

SON Hosts 4th Annual White Coat Ceremony

The School of Nursing hosted its fourth annual White Coat Ceremony on Sunday, October 15 at Memorial Hall on Carolina’s campus, welcoming first year students in the School’s BSN programs to the nursing profession. The students were joined by faculty, staff and administrators of the School, along with family and friends for the ceremonial occasion, which is held at the beginning of each academic year to initiate new students in the BSN and the accelerated BSN programs to nursing and to emphasize humanistic, patient-centered care. Dean Nena Peragallo Montano presided … Continued

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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

Quintana Attending NCICLE Symposium

Best of luck to Catherine Quintana, School of Nursing DNP student, who will travel to Chicago next week for the National Collaborative for Improving Clinical Learning Environments (NCICLE) symposium. NCICLE is a collaborative of 30 organizations committed to improving interprofessional education and patient care outcomes within clinical learning environments. School of Nursing’s Tom Bush, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP and Meg Zomorodi, PhD, CNL, RN will also attend. Tom serves on the NCICLE conference planning committee and Meg will serve as facilitator for the symposium. Senior Associate Dean of the School of Social … Continued

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UNCSON Launches $22M Campaign

The Campaign for Carolina Graphic

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