SON Hosts 3rd Annual White Coat Ceremony

The School of Nursing hosted its third annual White Coat Ceremony on Sunday, September 25 at Memorial Hall on Carolina’s campus, welcoming first year students in the School’s BSN programs to the 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. Interim Dean Donna Havens presided over … Continued

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Announcing the M. Vivian Baker Expendable Fund for Graduate Student Support

Before Nora Warshawsky earned her PhD from the UNCSON in 2011, she was a multi-tasking full-time graduate student who taught for four years in the classroom and clinic, served as graduate student representative to the University, pursued her own research, traveled to professional conferences and cultivated an off-campus network of like-minded colleagues. It wasn’t easy, but Warshawsky hopes to make it easier on the next generation of nurse scholars by creating the M. Vivian Baker Expendable Fund for Graduate Student Support. Named in honor of Warshawsky’s aunt, this gift provides financial … Continued

UNCSON Well Represented at STTI’s International Nursing Research Congress

There was a strong showing from UNCSON faculty and doctoral students at the 27th International Nursing Research Congress in Cape Town, South Africa.Associate Professor Diane Berry, PhD, ANP-BC, FAANP, FAAN presented an oral presentation on diabetes self-management outcomes in low-income ethnic minority patients in the United States. Doctoral students Sama Hammad, Lindsey Horrell, and Grace Wu contributed oral presentations and posters. Hammad presented on recruitment and retention in studying childhood obesity in Saudi Arabia and gave a poster on fidelity assessment and cultural appropriateness of the Arabic Child Feeding Questionnaire … Continued

UNCSON and Well Care Home Health Join to Create Unique Education-Practice Partnership

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing teams up with leading home health provider to establish the Well Care Home Health Leadership Scholars Program—a program funded through gifts to the UNC School of Nursing Foundation to prepare nurse leaders for the home health industry. In August 2016, the UNC School of Nursing will introduce the Well Care Home Health Leadership Scholars Program, the result of an innovative new partnership with North Carolina-based Well Care Home Health, a leader in health care for in-home post-acute patients. Funded … Continued

Student Reflections on 2016 Optimizing Healthcare Quality Conference

By Leah Berolzheimer, UNC School of Nursing, BSN Class of 2017 An excerpt from my journal: “…Sitting in a large hall amongst 800+ participants from 30+ nations, I am overwhelmed with a sense of pride and ownership for my future profession. In this female-dominated room, people have come from all around the world, dressed in a myriad of colors, fabrics, and styles, greeting one another with waves, bows, prayer gestures, and smiles, and speaking various languages. Despite our many differences, we are here for one reason: a commitment to others. A commitment … Continued

SON Partners with Lineberger Cancer Center to Launch Susan D. Flynn Oncology Nursing Fellowship Program

In partnership with the N.C. Cancer Hospital, the fellowship program will immerse undergraduate nursing students in applied oncology training. UNC-Chapel Hill’s first Susan D. Flynn Oncology Nursing Fellows have begun a six-week immersive program intended to stimulate the career interest and professional development of potential oncology nurses. Austin Cole and Morgan Reddick, both undergraduate students at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Nursing, comprise the inaugural fellowship class. The Susan D. Flynn Oncology Fellowship Program was established in 2014 by Frederick C. Flynn, Jr. in memory of his late wife, Susan, following … Continued

SON Hosts Hillman Scholars Program Annual Meeting

The UNC School of Nursing was pleased to host the annual meeting of the nation’s prestigious Hillman Scholars Program in Nursing Innovation last week. The Scholars Program was established by the Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation in 2010 to identify and prepare — swiftly — the next generation of nurse scientists and scholars. Offered only at the universities of North Carolina, Michigan and Pennsylvania, the highly selective program is designed to furnish Hillman Scholars with BSN and PhD degrees in fewer than six years. The theme of this year’s meeting … Continued

DNP Student Kouchel Receives Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Fellowship

Congratulations to Dana Kouchel, RN, BSN, a second year BSN-to-DNP student who recently received the nursing Geriatrics Interprofessional Fellowship as part of the Carolina Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (CGWEP). CGWEP, a three-year, $2.55 million HRSA grant-funded project housed in the UNC School of Medicine’s Center for Aging and Health, is designed to improve health outcomes for rural and underserved geriatric populations across North Carolina. As a fellow, Kouchel joins an interprofessional team consisting of a practicing North Carolina nurse, dentist and physician who meet all day every other Monday to be trained … Continued

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SON Organizations Host 3rd Annual Mentor Mixer

The Third Annual Student and Alumni Mentor Mixer was held on Saturday, February 6 at Carrington Hall. Twenty-eight alumni and 80 students were in attendance. The alumni brought knowledge from UNC Healthcare, Duke, the VA and more in specialties as diverse as oncology, education, psych mental health and public health. Interim Dean Donna Havens offered words of welcome followed by comments from Dr. Bev Foster and Kathy Moore. Students and alumni then broke off into smaller discussion groups based on areas of interest to allow time for networking and focused question and answer sessions. The mixer … Continued

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You’re Invited: Alumni and Student Mentor Mixer

Become a Mentor The School of Nursing Office of Alumni Affairs and the SON Undergraduate Student Governance Council invite you to take part in the Second Annual Alumni and Student Mentor Mixer on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at Carrington Hall at 10:00AM. This event is part of the Council’s “Get Hired” series, which focuses on transitioning students to professional careers. All alumni and students are invited to sign up to be mentors or mentees! The mixer will be a time of networking, giving the students the opportunity to meet SON … Continued

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