Alum Schquthia Peacock Featured on Local News Administering Drive-Up COVID-19 Tests

Carolina Nursing alum Schquthia Peacock was featured on the The News & Observer homepage administering a drive-up coronavirus test at Preston Medical Associates, in Cary, N.C. She also spoke with WRAL TV about how she is handling patients with potential COVID-19 symptoms, with an eye on keeping everyone safe. You can watch her interview here.

Wilmoth Co-Authors Op-Ed on National Nursing Shortage

Executive Dean Wilmoth, along with Duke University School of Nursing Dean Marion Broome, Phd, RN, FAAN; UNC Greensboro School of Nursing Associate Professor Mollie Aleshire, DNP, MSN, FNP-BC, PPCNP-BC, FNAP; and Sharona Johnson, PhD, FNP-BC, Director of Advanced Clinical Practice at Vidant Medical Center, authored an op-ed titled “Without Nurses Who Will Care.” The op-ed, which focuses on the looming national nursing shortage, was featured in the Fayetteville observer on July 24. “The United States will experience a shortage of 1.1 million registered nurses (RNs) by 2022. North Carolina is … Continued

AHRQ PSNet Features Khairat’s Research

The AHRQ Patient Safety Network featured the research work of Assistant Professor Saif Khairat, PhD, FAMLA, on its front page. Dr. Khairat’s research focuses on the impact of interruptions on patient safety in the Intensive Care Unit. PSNet commented on his work, explaining that “despite many technological innovations, safety events occur frequently in critical care settings. This observational study of critical care rounds found that more safety events occurred when technology such as computer alerts, phones, and pagers interrupted physicians. A previous WebM&M commentary discussed an incident involving a technology … Continued

Cronenwett interview featured in Nursing Outlook

An interview with Professor and Dean Emerita Linda Cronenwett, PhD, RN, FAAN, was featured in the Leadership Corner of the most recent issue of Nursing Outlook. Cronenwett was a founder of the movement to change quality and safety education for nurses, and she has been distinguished as an American Academy of Nursing Living Legend. In the interview, she discusses her role as one of the founders of Quality and Safety for Nurses (QSEN) initiative , and why the initiative to change quality and safety education was so important for the … Continued

Lanning Featured in Chapel Hill Magazine’s Women’s Issue

Assistant Professor Rhonda Lanning, who also serves as the program coordinator for UNC Hospital’s volunteer doula program Birth Partners, was featured in the 2019 Women’s Issue of Chapel Hill Magazine. Check out the full article on page 66 here!

Zomorodi and Office of Interprofessional Education featured in Gazette

Assistant Provost and SON Associate Professor Meg Zomorodi, PhD, RN, CNL, was recently featured in the University Gazette. Zomorodi, who now leads the UNC Office of Interprofessional Education, emphasizes the importance of health care professionals and students learning from one another. The complexity of health care requires that different medical specialists interact with each other multiple times a day to determine the care of a single patient, Zomorodi said. “The office seeks to create opportunities for students to begin those interactions with other health care professionals as an essential part … Continued

Mayer and Knafl featured on StoryCorps

Professors Kathleen Knafl and Deb Mayer were featured on the “Your Stories: Conquering Cancer” series, a mini-podcast series by the ASCO Foundation recorded in collaboration with StoryCorps. From the ASCO Foundation: Decades ago, when Deb Mayer began her career as an oncology nurse, a cancer diagnosis was discussed in a whisper. Few treatments existed to extend a patient’s life, and survivors were not a patient population the oncology community considered. Fast forward 40 years. The hard conversations about life and death no longer elude us. Mayer learned first-hand what it feels … Continued

Jacobson Vann’s Review Featured on NPR

Kudos to Dr. Julie Jacobson Vann, whose systematic review, “Patient reminder and recall interventions to improve immunization rates” was published in the Cochrane Review, and featured on NPR’s Morning Edition this morning! (Reprinted from NPR.org) Got Your Flu Shot Yet? Consider This A Reminder By: Patti Neighmond Marian Smith somehow missed getting a flu shot this year, which is unlike her — in the past, she always got one. The 58-year-old Washington D.C. resident says it was easier to remember to get it when the vaccine was provided at a … Continued

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.

American Health Council Ranks SON 4th Among US Schools of Nursing

The American Health Council, a nationwide collective of health leaders and innovators, announced their rankings of the nation’s best nursing schools yesterday, and Carolina Nursing ranked 4th. Congrats to all! To see the full rankings, please click here. 4.     UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL According to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) has been ranked 1st among the 100 best U.S. public colleges facilitating premium academics at an affordable price. With a reputation of excellence spanning three centuries, The University of North … Continued