Nance-Floyd a Fulbright Specialist

Sincere congratulations to Betty Nance-Floyd PhD, RN, CNE, CNL, assistant professor and director of the Center for Lifelong Learning, who was recently awarded a Fulbright Specialist grant in education at Kamuzu College of Nursing, Malawi. “As a Fulbrighter, you will be joining the ranks of distinguished scholars and professionals worldwide who are leaders in the educational, political, economic, social and cultural lives of their countries,” said her award letter from the Institute of International Education. Dr. Nance-Floyd will travel to Malawi from August 6-20th to provide faculty development for the University of Malawi, … Continued

Yeo, SON Help Develop DNP Program in Japan

Professor SeonAe Yeo is recently returned from two weeks in Tokyo, Japan where she worked with faculty at the premier nursing school of St. Luke’s International University to assist it in its effort to start the first DNP program in Japan. With the support of Interim Dean Donna Havens, Interim Director of Graduation Practice Programs Jennifer D’Auria, and Associate Dean for Global Initiatives Gwen Sherwood, and following two weeks of intensive meetings and discussions, Yeo helped equip the St. Luke’s program with goals, objectives, terminal objectives, curriculums and its fit to the infrastructure of … Continued

Travers Leads Creation of CDC Pandemic Influenza Triage Tools

Associate Professor Debbie Travers, PhD, RN, FAEN, recently led a team of emergency nurses and physicians in developing a toolkit to triage patients in the event of a pandemic flu outbreak. Working with the Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the team developed and tested the Pandemic Influenza Triage Tools with local health care professionals in Winston-Salem, NC and Akron, Ohio. Offering a Pandemic Influenza Triage Algorithm and a Community Healthcare Decision Making Tool, the toolkit is designed to support public health … Continued

Berry Continues Work with Autónoma de Tamaulipas SON

In early May 2016, the faculty of the School of Nursing at Autónoma de Tamaulipas, Tampico, México, received Dr. Diane Berry, Beerstecher-Blackwell Distinguished Scholar from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing, United States, to plan upcoming research projects and achieve key academic and research objectives. Dr. Berry began her visit by presenting the Dean and faculty an updated Memorandum of Understanding between the two universities, continuing the six-year relationship that developed with Drs. Berry, Compeán Ortiz and Dr. Reséndiz González in 2010. Sigma Theta Tau … Continued

Cockroft Featured as Tar Heel of the Week

Assistant Professor Marianne Cockroft was featured as this week’s Tar Heel of the Week in the Raleigh News and Observer for her work with the medically underserved populations of Western Wake County. Check out the wonderful article here!

Soltis-Jarrett Tapped for Steering Committee for New Community Behavioral Health Clinics

Carol Morde Ross Distinguished Professor Victoria Soltis-Jarrett, PhD, PMHCNS/NP-BC, FAANP, has been appointed to serve on a steering committee for new Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHC) in North Carolina. The committee is designed to provide guidance and strategic direction for the CCBHC. Dr. Soltis-Jarrett is the only nurse practitioner on the committee and was selected for service based on her “expertise on, commitment to, and contributions made to improving services for North Carolinians with mental health and substance use disorders and their families,” said Courtney Cantrell, PhD, director of the NC … Continued

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Delivering Care Where It’s Needed Most

The men and women who come to Dorcas Ministries are in need. In need of a meal, in need of counseling, in need of secure housing. In need of care. Continue reading the unc.edu Spotlight story on the School of Nursing’s new mobile health care clinic.

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