Baker Honored with Faculty of the Year Award at UNC Medical Center

Clinical Assistant Professor Maureen Baker, PhD, RN, has been awarded the 2020 UNC Medical Center Faculty of the Year Award, in recognition of her service to UNC Health Care. The UNCMC Nursing Staff Recognition Week Committee notes that “Dr. Maureen Baker excels in service/quality, growth, and innovation. She coaches students through quality improvement projects. She collaborates with nurse managers and staff nurses to achieve quality outcomes. Dr. Baker has been an avid, ongoing supporter of UNC Health Care and it is a pleasure to have her as a liaison to … Continued

Horses Create Insight and Change for PMHNP Students

“It’s transformative,” is a frequent reaction at the end of a half day interactive program that involve non-riding, on-the-ground encounters with horses who are being horses. Since 2014, psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP) students at SON have been participating in a unique experiential learning program for health professionals. The sessions are facilitated by an equine specialist Mickey Purcell, and mental health professional and SON Associate Professor, Noreen Esposito EdD, PMHMP, both certified in the Eagala Model of equine assisted learning. This model is used in over 40 countries around … Continued

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Adjusting to Remote Education: A Q&A with Assistant Dean Louise Fleming

Louise Fleming, PhD, MSN-Ed, RN, is the School of Nursing’s Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Programs & Division, overseeing the ABSN and BSN programs. Skilled nursing is essential to saving lives during the COVID-19 pandemic, and Fleming says it’s no surprise that the school’s ever-nimble nursing faculty, staff and students mobilized so quickly around what the virus’ spread could mean for nurses, the field of nursing, and the lives nurses pledge to protect. How has this epidemic impacted the School of Nursing? We’re nurses, so we sensed early on that this … Continued

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