Student Summer Travel to Spain

Over the summer, six undergraduate nursing students, Antonio Hernandez Blanco, Lilian Bravo, Olivia Jaouhari, Leslie Morales, Maria Ruiz, and Araceli Rodriguez, traveled to Spain with Dr. Marcia Van Riper for two weeks to attend an international summer school program offered by the Universidad de Navarra in Pamplona, Spain.While there, they attended classes on topics such as the Spanish National Health System, nursing education, research and service in Spain, and the promotion of health and healthy environments. They also visited a variety of clinical sites and participated in a number of cultural activities. … Continued

UNCSON and Well Care Home Health Announce First Well Care Home Health Leadership Scholar

The UNC School of Nursing welcomed the inaugural Well Care Home Health Leadership Scholar, Brandi Robinson, to its Clinical Nurse Leaders program on August 22. Ms. Robinson marks the first scholar to enter the innovative public-private program designed to prepare nurse leaders for the home health industry. The Scholars Program was established in August 2016 as a partnership between the School and Well Care Home Health, an effort funded by Well Care Home Health. “Well Care is thrilled to welcome Ms. Robinson into the Scholars Program as we continue our … Continued

Doctoral and Post-Doctoral News

AnnMarie Walton has co-authored three papers recently: 1. “Workplace Hazards Faced by Nursing Assistants in the United States; A Focused Literature Review,” published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2. “Benefits, Facilitators, Barriers and Strategies to Improve Pesticide Protective Behaviors: Insights from Farmworkers in North Carolina Tobacco Fields,” published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 3. “Perceived benefits and barriers to exercise for recently treated adults with acute leukemia,” also written by Professor Ashley Bryant and published in the Oncology Nursing Forum. Hillman Scholar Laura Britton … Continued

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HRSA Awards SON $2M to Support MENTORS Program

The UNC School of Nursing is delighted to announce new HRSA grant funding in the amount of $1,997,082* over four years to support a key program developed and directed by Associate Professor Shielda Rodgers entitled Meeting Educational Needs Through Optimization of Retention Strategies for Students, or MENTORS2. The MENTORS2 program is designed to increase the percentage and retention of UNC School of Nursing students from underrepresented ethnic minority groups and disadvantaged backgrounds through a multi-pronged approach aimed at minimizing the negative impact of social determinants on academic success. Faculty members involved with the program … Continued

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SON Welcomes Home First Class of Study Abroad Students

The School of Nursing welcomes home its first class of study abroad students this week! BSN students Harry Adams, Maddie Lewis, and Savannah Samuel were selected as the Cronenwett Global Health Scholars for 2017 and on May 8 traveled to Jonkoping University in Sweden with Dr. Eric Hodges to begin their five week global health program and earn nine credits towards their nursing degree. As part of the exchange program, Jonkoping University will send two students to the SON in fall 2017. Named to honor Dean Emeritus Linda Cronenwett, the Cronenwett Global Health … Continued

Oncology Nursing Fellowship Program

Mr. Fred Flynn started the Susan D. Flynn Oncology Nursing Fellowship in 2016 at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center to honor his late wife, Susan who died with ovarian cancer. The program was designed to stimulate and foster professional development in oncology nursing among rising seniors at the UNC School of Nursing. The six-week program includes both inpatient and outpatient experiences, working closely with oncology nurses to better understand the nurses’ role with symptom management, clinical trials, and best practices in providing supportive care services. More information about his program can be found here.   Mr. … Continued

SON Oncology Fellowship Program Enters Second Year

The School of Nursing is pleased to announce the continuation of last year’s pilot Oncology Fellowship Program in partnership with the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. Funding for this year’s fellowship was generously provided by Mr. Robert “Bob” Lauterborn, a supporter of Lineberger and the NC Cancer Hospital, where his wife, Sylvia, received excellent oncology nursing care. The fellowship allows three undergraduate BSN students at Carolina to participate in a six-week, immersive program designed to stimulate the career interest and professional development of potential oncology nurses. Jackie Balliott, Madison Morgan, and Kaitlyn Pickert … Continued

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Four from SON Honored at Chancellor’s Awards

Congratulations to Emma McFarlane, Jennifer Nance, Sroda Porter, and Elizabeth Slater, our Chancellor’s Award winners for 2017! The awards were presented at a ceremony hosted by Chancellor Folt on April 18. This year’s James M. Johnston Distinguished Senior Award for Nursing went to Emma McFarlane. This award, established in 1975, recognizes the senior student in the Johnston Nursing Awards Program who is most deserving of recognition for outstanding academic achievement and for leadership contributions in the School of Nursing and the James M. Johnston Awards Program. A monetary prize is given … Continued

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Alum de la Guerra Supports SON Military Initiatives with Scholar Award

Rizza de la Guerra’s grandfather was a flight surgeon in the U.S. Air Force. Her husband Karl served in the Air Force for ten years. And so it’s with this service in mind that Rizza and Karl decided to give back to veterans by creating The Karl L. and Rizza H. de la Guerra Veteran Health Scholar Fund. Rizza graduated from the School of Nursing with a BSN in 1986. Now, she sits on the School’s Foundation Board of Directors, and chairs the Board’s Corporate and Foundation Relations Committee. Her … Continued

UNC PhD students Tran and Kimball receive RWJF Future of Nursing Scholars grant

Allie Tran, BSN, RN, and Amber Kimball, BSN, RN, are the 2016 recipients of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Nursing Scholars grant, which will provide funding, mentoring and leadership development as they pursue their PhDs at the UNC School of Nursing. The School is one of only 32 schools in the country to receive the prestigious grant, whose mission is to increase the number of nurses holding PhDs. The program was initiated after the Institute of Medicine recommended that the U.S. double the number of nurses with doctorate degrees … Continued