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

Faculty Volunteers needed for Student Health Action Coalition

The School of Nursing has been involved with the Student Health Action Coalition (SHAC) for many years. Want to know more about SHAC? Check out this online video. Using a faculty-led model at SHAC, students at all levels are working together to learn and provide quality patient care to the underserved and uninsured. This fall, the Invest in Nursing grant will support a graduate student as the TA at SHAC weekly. In addition, we would like to identify a group of 10 SON faculty interested in learning more about how … Continued

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Baker Awarded Apple Teacher Designation

Kudos to Assistant Professor Maureen Baker, PhD, RN, CNL, who has been awarded the designation of Apple Teacher. The Apple Teacher program is a free professional learning program designed to support and celebrate educators using Apple products for teaching and learning. Dr. Baker plans to apply to become an Apple Distinguished Educator later this fall.

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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

Davison Receives Provost Engaged Scholarship Award for Engaged Teaching

We’re so proud of Associate Professor Jean Davison who received the 2018 Office of the Provost Engaged Scholarship Award for Engaged Teaching this week at an event hosted by the Carolina Center for Public Service! Dr. Davison was recognized for her great work teaching Carolina Nursing students about the health disparities facing the growing migrant Latino population in North Carolina and how to provide culturally competent care through the service-learning course, Health Care in the Global Context: Migrant Latino Health. “Jean is a wonderful exemplar of the School’s values of … Continued

Dieckmann Acknowledged for Teaching and Service

In early March, the SON’s public health nursing faculty met in the home of Dr. Julie Jacobson Vann to honor and thank Janna Dieckmann for her many years of service teaching N470, the undergraduate course in public health nursing. The faculty presented Dr. Dieckmann with a beautiful quilt, made by our own Chris Harlan, featuring iconic historical photographs of public health nursing, along with a quote by Lillian Wald, the woman credited with the idea of public health nursing: “The call to nurse is notably for the bedside care of … Continued

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SON Pilots Program to Meet Need for Operating Room Nurses

In August, the School of Nursing rolled out its Transitions in Care Clinical Immersion Experience. The first installment of this pilot project was created to fulfill a need, one that weighs on hospital operating rooms across the country: OR nurses are in short supply. Assistant Professor Louise Fleming, who was influential in initiating this OR-focused clinical experience, said this shortage can be traced back to the education student nurses are—or aren’t—receiving when it comes to the operating room. “It creates a system of a lot of new graduates not considering … Continued