This is the sign posted in front of Carrington Hall.

Exams are wrapping up and graduation is just around the corner. Be sure to come celebrate our graduates during SON commencement on May 10. Then life at the SON will roll on with summer classes starting on May 13. The Center for Lifelong Learning will also be kicking off their summer institutes this month. Visit their webpage to see if there is a course that interests you.

May 1, 2, 5, 6


May 9

  • Commencement Rehearsal
    9:30 AM, Dean Smith Center, 1st Floor
    Students: Please arrive bright and early to get a chance to practice your big moment walking across the stage.

May 10

  • BSN Class of 1964 50th Reunion
    11:30 AM, Carrington Hall, New Building Addition Fox Lobby
    Dean Kristen M. Swanson, PhD, RN, FAAN, cordially invites the Class of 1964 to join her for a 50th reunion luncheon. Please contact the Office of Advancement, Alumni Affairs, and Communications for more information.
    5:30 PM, Dean Smith Center
    Come celebrate our spring graduates as they walk the stage and receive their degrees!

May 11

    9:30 AM, Kenan Stadium
    Congratulations again to all of our fantastic students on achieving your dreams!

May 12

  • New Student Orientation–BSN Class of 2016
    8:30AM-4:00PM, Carrington Hall New Addition, Fox Lobby
    The newest class of nursing students will be introduced to important people in the SON, programs they can participate in, and have a chance to ask current students questions about their experience. Breakfast and lunch will be served.

May 13

  • FIRST DAY OF CLASSES-Summer Session

May 14-15

  • Biobehavioral Laboratory Salivary Cortisol Bioscience Training Program
    8:00 AM-4:30 PM, Room 1100, Carrington Hall
    The UNC School of Nursing Biobehavioral Laboratory will present an overview in Salivary Bioscience evaluating cortisol and hormones linking stress and health. In this workshop for researchers, clinicians, and students, you will learn  the practical aspects of saliva sample handling, collection, and study design; sample processing and the basics of salivary enzyme immunoassay; how salivary cortisol functions as a stress biomarker as well as the awakening response, diurnal variation, and momentary acute stress reactivity; and about the integration of salivary analytes into behavioral, developmental, and health science research. More information and cost of attendance can be found on the course webpage.

May 16

  • Healthy Nurses, Healthy Lives
    8:00 AM-5:00 PM, The Friday Center
    A continuing education course from the Center for Lifelong Learning for nurses interested learning strategies for reducing stress in their practice and supporting their own health. Earn CE credit while envisioning and practicing strategies for mastering your time, managing stress, and integrating personal wellness into life and aging. Details on the curriculum and cost of attendance are available on the course webpage.

May 19-23

  • Excellence in Teaching Course for Nurse Educators 2014
    Do you want to become a more effective and dynamic nurse educator? Do you want to update your teaching skills or obtain the 45 contact hours needed to meet the NC Board of Nursing requirements for pre-licensure program faculty? Join this interactive course taught by a team of skilled nationally renowned nurse educators: Drs. Marilyn Oermann, Gwen Sherwood, Carol Durham, Rumay Alexander, Shielda Rodgers, Sonda Oppewal, Meg Zomorodi, Lisa Woodley, and others! You will gain knowledge and skills to deliver innovative classes and clinical courses, design teaching strategies, conduct evaluations and develop tests, learn strategies for effective clinical teaching and evaluation, and tips for working with students of varied backgrounds. Details on the curriculum and cost of attendance are available on the course webpage

This Month at the SON is a monthly feature to increase awareness of SON-related events. If you are interested in learning how to add events to this monthly post, or if your event is missing, please contact Meagen Voss in the Office of Advancement at 919-966-4619 or at

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