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Nance-Floyd Awarded $1.5M from HRSA to Advance Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Training in Eastern NC

Congratulations to Assistant Professor and Director of the SON Center for Lifelong Learning, Betty Nance-Floyd, PhD, RN, CNE, CNL, who has been awarded  a three-year, $1.5 million grant from the US Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to increase the number of certified Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) in rural areas of Eastern N.C. With her project “Combination SANE Program for Rural Areas of Eastern North Carolina,” Nance-Floyd and the Center for Lifelong Learning (CLL) will engage with Vidant Health (VH), a nine-hospital, 1,447-bed, multi-facility system serving more than 1.4 … Continued

Duke Endowment Funds UNC Schools of Nursing and Medicine to implement Home-Based Cardiac Rehabilitation Program

UNC SCHOOL OF NURSING NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—CHAPEL HILL, NORTH CAROLINA; AUGUST 15, 2018 North Carolinians spent roughly $12.5 million a day in hospital charges related to cardiovascular disease (CVD) in 2015. In that same year, the disease claimed the lives of 18,467 of the state’s citizens and hospitalized more than 100,120. An interdisciplinary team of faculty from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing and School of Medicine is working to decrease those numbers with HeartHome, a two-year project recently funded by a $710,000 … Continued

Yeo, Toles Help Build Japan’s First DNP Program

Professor SeonAe Yeo and Assistant Professor Mark Toles travelled to Tokyo, Japan last month to work with St. Luke’s International University to help further develop the nation’s first doctor of nursing practice (DNP) program. Together, Drs. Yeo and Toles taught courses, held faculty development seminars, attended DNP faculty working group meetings and consulted with individual faculty members and students throughout the course of their two weeks there. With the collaboration of Carolina Nursing, St. Luke’s plans to secure federal funding to brand itself the leader in implementation science in nursing … Continued

Grimes Presents at NC Communicable Disease Conference

Jessica Grimes, who graduated from our DNP program in May, presented her DNP Project on “Depression Screening in the STD Clinic” at the NC Communicable Disease Conference held in Wrightsville Beach in May.. Dr. Jean Davison chaired the DNP Project and her committee members were Drs. Mary Lyn Piven and Susan Little from the NC Department of Health and Human Services.

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Kitzmiller gives address at VA Nurses Week celebration

Assistant Professor and retired Army Nurse Corps officer Rebecca Kitzmiller gave the keynote address to members of the Fayetteville Veterans Administration Medical Center during their Nurses Week celebration in May. Her address focused on the negative consequences of horizontal violence and encouraged members of the health care team to build trust, one conversation at a time.

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Williams Awarded $2.4M in HRSA Funding for Workforce Project Invest in Nursing

Assistant Professor Megan P. Williams’s project Invest in Nursing: An Educational Redesign to Strengthen the Primary Care Workforce has been funded by the Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA) Nurse, Education, Practice, Quality and Retention-Registered Nurses in Primary Care Award for $2,396,978. The project is a partnership with Piedmont Health Services (PHS) and will begin July 1, 2018 and run through June 2022. The Invest in Nursing project is a four-year training program aimed at developing a sustainable primary care nursing workforce to practice in community-based primary care teams in rural and underserved settings. … Continued

Sheffield Speaks at March of Dimes Preconception Health Conference

Hats off to Jonas Scholar and T32 Predoctoral Fellow Karen Sheffield who spoke last week at the March of Dimes Preconception Health Conference held in Raleigh on May 3. Her talk was on Stress, Psychological Distress and Self-Care Among Perinatal African American Women.

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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

Record Attendance at ANS TarHeal Explorations

The Association of Nursing Students hosted 250 boy and girl scouts at the annual TarHeal Explorations at the UNC School of Nursing on Saturday, February 10. At this event, scouts learned about the nursing profession by interacting with nursing students and completing activities such as obtaining vital signs and making first aid kits. Scouts also used Glo Germ to learn proper hand hygiene and assessed Stan the Man(nequin), a continued favorite at the event. Some scouts brought posters to the event depicting their perspective of what it means to be a … 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