They are heroes and mentors and pillars of nursing education and science. They were instrumental in placing the UNC School of Nursing among the very top schools of nursing the United States while educating a great many of the best nurses and nursing leaders in our home state and abroad. They charted the path for nursing science and their methods and discoveries still set the standard today.
But on October 20th at a reception held by the SON in their honor, our retired faculty mostly laughed. And made current faculty and staff laugh too. It was privilege to have them return to Carrington; it was also a whole lot of fun.
Interim Dean Havens welcomed the group of about 25 retired faculty back with a brief State of the School update, then invited them to tour Carrington Hall’s facilities—simulation labs and the Biobehavioral Lab and smart classrooms.
Following the tours, they gathered in 104 Carrington for hors d’oeuvres and visiting, which lasted well into the evening. Our thanks to them for their legacy and leadership, and also for a great night!
For more photos of the visit, please see the album on our Facebook page here.