SON Faculty Become Certified Healthcare Simulation Educators

School of Nursing faculty Jennifer Alderman, Maureen Baker, Elizabeth Stone, as well as Darlene Baker, Assistant Director of EISLE, have become Certified Healthcare Simulation Educators (CHSE®). This certification acknowledges educators who have expertise in healthcare simulation education. CHSE® Certification provides external validation and recognition of individual educator’s knowledge, skills and abilities to improve healthcare simulation education through the standardization and identification of best practices. These new CHSE® certified faculty were recognized at the Society for Simulation in Healthcare 2020 President’s Diamond Ball at IMSH 2020 in January. Funds from the … Continued

New Model for BSN Senior Clinical Immersion is a Success


Here at UNC School of Nursing, a new clinical immersion model for BSN students is prioritizing student career goals and wholistic view of patient care. In a new article featured in Nurse Educator, Louise Flemming PhD, RN, and her co-authors* discuss the limitations of the past approach to the BSN program’s clinical immersion model and highlight the successes of the new Transitions in Care Model. The Transitions in Care Model is a track-based system that places students in themed tracks (eg. cardiac, oncology, emergency department), where they will participate in … Continued

Carol Durham Inducted into the Society for Simulation in Healthcare Academy


Carol F. Durham, EdD, RN, ANEF, FAAN was inducted into the Society for Simulation in Healthcare Academy on January 18, 2020 at IMSH in San Diego, CA, USA. There were 13 inductees in the Class of 2020 Fellows. The Fellows were recognized for their outstanding careers in healthcare simulation. Fellows of the SSH Academy (FSSH) are individuals who have been recognized for their contributions that have made a sustained contribution and impact to the art, science, and practice of healthcare simulation. The Fellows are an integral and important group that … Continued

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Mulholland and Cortés Travel to Ecuador to Teach at Continuing Education Conference


Assistant Professor Andrea Mulholland, DNP, FNP-C, and Assistant Professor Yamnia Cortés, PhD, MPH, FNP, traveled to Manta, Ecuador, on August 19 through 24 to teach a course to 41 nurses at the Urgent Care: Cuidados de Emergencia continuing education conference. The three-day conference was supported by colleagues at the University of San Francisco, Quito, and the General Public Health System (Instituto Ecuatoriano de Seguridad Social). The course taught by Mulholland and Cortes reviewed nursing care for common conditions in patients presenting to emergency departments and included quizzes, group work, and … Continued

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Submit Comments for CCNE Accreditation by October 16


Dear SON Community: The School of Nursing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will host an accreditation visit by the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) on November 6–8, 2019. CCNE will be conducting an on-site evaluation of our Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and Post-Graduate APRN Certificate programs. In accordance with CCNE’s procedures, the Commission provides the opportunity for program constituents and other interested parties to submit, in writing, third-party comments concerning our programs’ qualifications for accreditation. We invite you to submit comments to CCNE at … Continued

Zomorodi Named NLN Academy of Nursing Education Fellow


Assistant Provost for Interprofessional Education and Practice and SON Professor Meg Zomorodi, PhD, RN, CNL, has been named a National League for Nursing (NLN) Academy of Nursing Education Fellow. Zomorodi is among seventeen distinguished nurse educators selected for this thirteenth class of fellows, who will officially be inducted on September 28, in Washington, D.C. The NLN Academy of Nursing Education fosters excellence in nursing education by recognizing and capitalizing on the wisdom of outstanding individuals in and outside the profession who have contributed to nursing education in sustained and significant … Continued

Stanek Receives Student Undergraduate Teaching Award


Well done to Assistant Professor JoAn Stanek, who has received a 2019 Undergraduate Teaching Award. She will be recognized at a ceremony on Tuesday, April 16th at the Frank Porter Graham Student Union. The Student Undergraduate Teaching Awards were established in 1989 by a student body referendum and the initiation of a special student fee to recognize outstanding undergraduate instruction by both faculty and teaching assistants. In 2004, an addendum to the referendum established a staff award to recognize a staff member’s specific contributions to the undergraduate experience at Carolina. … Continued

Lanning Receives UNC’s Prestigious Tanner Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching


All congratulations to Assistant Professor Rhonda Lanning who is one of five faculty members from across campus to receive the prestigious Tanner Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. Students nominate deserving faculty members for the Tanner Awards, which seeks to recognize recipients for their care for students, mentorship and effective use of classroom methods. “These award-winning scholars exemplify the dedication of Carolina faculty members,” said Provost Bob Blouin. “Their work in the classroom and through their research demonstrates dedication and determination to uphold Carolina’s mission of inspiring the next generation … Continued

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

Davison Receives NCNA Mentorship Award


Congratulations to Associate Professor Jean Davison who was awarded the North Carolina Nurses Association (NCNA) Mentorship in Nursing Award at their annual convention in Concord, NC last week. The Mentorship award is given by the NCNA board to a nurse who participates consistently in active roles with the professional organization at the local state and national level; models the values, attitudes and behaviors consistent with the profession; provides nurturing and education regarding involvement in NCNA to new and potential members; and demonstrates significant leadership in efforts that support retention of … Continued