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!

Categories: News, Service, Students

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

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.

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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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DUSON Hosts 2018 UNC-Duke PhEd Talks

You missed a treat if you were unable to attend the Duke-UNC 2018 PhEd Talks at Duke University School of Nursing on Wednesday. The future of nursing is really bright! The presenters did a wonderful job. The following students presented for UNC: Becky Salomon: Measuring Chronic Stress Using Minimally Invasive Methods Yousef Qan’ir: Health Apps Use Among Jordanians in Health Care Settings Gill Litynski: An Adventure to Windhoek, Namibia: USAID HIV Clinical Services Technical Assistance Project (UTAP) Carrie Hill: Impact of Environment on Parent Experience in the PICU Victoria Petermann: … Continued

Categories: Research, Students

T32 Trainees Defend Dissertations

Congratulations to T32 trainees, Carrie Hill, Julia Kane and Lindsey Horrell who defended their dissertations in late March! Hill, Kane and Horrell were each supported by T32NR00791.

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Bravo Presents at ACC Meeting of the Minds Research Conference

Hats off to Hillman Scholar, Lilian Bravo, who is in Boston this weekend to present her project “Effects of Pain on Function, Fatigue and Health Related Quality of Life in Pediatric Cancer Patients” at the ACC Meeting of the Minds Undergraduate Research Symposium. Well done, and safe travels, Lilian!  

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Shalala to Offer SON Spring 2018 Commencement Address

Carolina Nursing is delighted to announce that former US Secretary of Health and Human Services, Donna E. Shalala, Ph.D., will deliver our spring 2018 commencement address. Dr. Shalala requires little introduction. Though perhaps best known as the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services for eight years during the Clinton Administration, Dr. Shalala’s career has nevertheless held academia as its center. An accomplished scholar, teacher, and administrator, she has led three institutions of higher education — as president of the University of Miami (2001-2015), chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison (1987-1993), … Continued

Recent SON Publications

Well done to the following faculty and students who had papers published recently! Hillman Scholar Kelly Tan and Associate Professor Beth Black recently had their paper “A systematic review of healthcare provider perceptions of perceived barriers and facilitators to routine HIV testing in primary care settings the Southeastern United States” published in the Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care DNP Student Kelly Might Wilson and Professor Donna Havens had their article “Improving physician engagement in interprofessional collaborative practice in rural emergency departments” published in Journal of Interprofessional Education … Continued

2018 STTI-Alpha Alpha Chapter Research Grant Awards

The STTI Alpha Alpha Chapter recently completed the 2018 Research Awards review process. Congratulations to this year’s recipients! The chapter welcomes more nurses, students, and faculty to join the chapter, as well as more research award applications in the years to come. Faculty and Post-doctoral Fellow Research Grant Jia-rong Wu Evaluation of the Family-focused Literacy-sensitive (FamLit) intervention notebook to improve medication adherence in patients with heart failure Lisa Woodley The Lived Experiences of Hispanic / Latino Nursing Students Graduate Student Research Grant Ashley Vaughan (PhD student) To explore how the social … Continued

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