UNC Healthcare Case Competition — Registration is Open

This year, the UNC Kenan-Flagler Healthcare Club will host UNC’s first cross-disciplinary healthcare case competition from Sunday, November 5th (Kickoff) through Saturday, November 11th (Final Presentation Day) at UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School!  The Healthcare Case Competition will bring together graduate students across UNC’s leading graduate schools to examine a real-world healthcare business challenge. This is a great venue to showcase your leadership, interprofessional collaboration skills, critical thinking, creativity, and network with other future healthcare leaders—in addition to winning a prize. Students across the following schools are encouraged to form cross-disciplinary teams of up to … Continued

Categories: IPE, Students

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

Categories: Events, News, Students

Kimball Manuscript Published in Geriatric Nursing Journal

Congratulations to RWJ Future of Nursing Scholar Amber Kimball who had her article “Amplified hearing device use in acute care settings for patients with hearing loss: A feasibility study” published in Geriatric Nursing Journal. Way to go, Amber!

Categories: Research, Students

Opioid Student Research Group Interest Meeting

Please join us for the first interest meeting of the OPIOID STUDENT RESEARCH GROUP WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4TH 1PM-2PM in Rosenau 133 We want to: Build up the capacity of UNC opioid research Identify the support needed from students to do research Apply an equity lens to think critically about racism and other -isms in the context of opioid use Engage with individuals outside of the academic setting on opioid-related issues All disciplines are welcome! LUNCH PROVIDED courtesy of the UNC Injury Prevention Research Center Student Guest Speakers • Apostolos Alexandridis: … 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

Categories: Events, Faculty, Students

Lackey Selected As “Greek of the Week”

We’re so proud of our Hillman Scholar Charity Lackey, who was chosen as Greek of the Week by the National Pan-Hellenic Council of UNC! She is the first African American scholar in the Hillman Scholars program and is a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority. Congratulations, Charity!

Categories: Awards, Students

Britton Poster Award Eligible

Great work to Hillman Scholar Laura Britton whose poster “Contraception use patterns among women with prediabetes, undiagnosed diabetes and diagnosed diabetes (P53)” was among the highest-scored posters at this year’s North American Forum on Family Planning and is now eligible for an award. Congratulations, Laura!

Categories: Awards, Research, Students

Nwadigo Receives SAMHSA Funding

Congratulations to Roseline Nwadigo, a master’s student in our Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program, who received the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Minority Fellowship Program-Youth Award for the 2017-2018 academic year! The Minority Fellowship Program aims to reduce health disparities among underserved populations, and rewards minority students interested in becoming behavioral health practitioners. Great work, Roseline!

Categories: Awards, Service, Students

Patel Elected to Serve on IRGNI Advisory Committee

The School of Nursing is proud of Hillman Scholar Esita Patel, who was elected to serve on AcademyHealth’s Interdisciplinary Research Group on Nursing Issues (IRGNI) Advisory Committee as the student representative! AcademyHealth is the largest interdisciplinary professional organization for health services researchers, and Esita will help develop activities and tactics to engage the organization’s national and international members. Congratulations, Esita!

Categories: Awards, Students

ABSN Students Begin New Peri-Operative Track

This week marked the start of a new pilot peri-operative track designed to highlight the importance of operating room nursing and show patient progression from pre-op to discharge for students in N591 (Nursing Care of Adults with Major Health Problems II). ABSN students Aimee Podraza, KaRae’ Carey, and Allison Schmidt (all pictured) will spend approximately twenty shifts through four areas associated with the operating room which include pre-operative services, the operating room, the post-anesthesia care unit, and a surgical floor at UNC Hillsborough. They will also have the opportunity to shadow a CRNA. This … Continued

Categories: Practice, Students, Teaching