News and Events

Flipped Learning Global Initiative 

On August 16, 2017, the Flipped Learning Global Initiative published the annual FLGI 100 list for 2017. The list includes, the top 40 Flipped Learning leaders in higher education. Educators from around the globe are represented including Flipped Learning practicioners from China, Taiwan, Spain, UAE, the United Kingdom, Turkey, Italy, Korea, Argentina, Iceland, Sweden, and the United Stated.

Karen Hessler, PhD, FNP, MSN, RN was named one of the top 40 Flipped Learning educators in the world. Karen has dedicated her work to advance flipped learning and her contributions are noteworthy.

Emergency Simulation Event

Interprofessional education (IPE) through simulation is an innovative approach that has been shown to improve communication and collaboration in various health-profession programs. Nurses, emergency medical technicians and acute care nurse practitioners generally work in high-risk situations that require quick assessment and accurate decision-making using a team-based approach.  UNC’s School of Nursing recently piloted a simulated IPE experience using Bachelor of Science in Nursing undergraduate students, Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner graduate students, and AIMS community college Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) students. The purpose of this educational event was to increase interprofessional collaboration skills among generalist and advanced practice nursing students and EMT students with attention to: awareness of interprofessional roles, communication, leadership and increased patient safety.  The School of Nursing hosted the three programs June 7th and 8th for two full days of simulation which included 46 students and 8 faculty. The scenarios all started with a pre-hospital rescue of a standardized patient followed by ambulance transport to “Gunter hospital” and then advanced emergent care was provided to a high fidelity manikin. Following each scenario the students from the three disciplines and their faculty all debriefed together to discuss how the event went. The simulation day was successful, full of learning and collegiality. Thank you to both UNC and AIMS for supporting such important and memorable student learning.

simulation event

simulation event

Employee of the Year

UNC's 2016 Professional Administrative Employee of the Year Award recipient: Liz Osborn

Each year the PASC Employee of the Year program recognizes exempt employees at UNC who go above and beyond in their work.  Recipients exude everything it means to be a Bear in everything they do and make a difference in our campus community.

 liz osborn 2016 employee of the year

Office of Sponsored Programs Distinguished Scholars

New Faculty Recognition in Sponsored Programs 2016 presented to: Audrey Snyder by the Office of Sponsored Programs in Recognition and Appreciation for Outstanding Work in Sponsored Research.

new faculty recognition - audrey snyder

College of Natural and Health Sciences 2016-2017 Excellence Awards

Excellence in Teaching Award Recipient: Carlo Parker, PhD, RN, CNL, CNE

Examples of activities that merited his nomination for this award include:

  • Demonstrates a superior impact on student learning.
  • Demonstrates expertise in the use of instructional methods to communicate and deliver content.
  • Employs appropriate, innovative, and impacting pedagogical strategies.
  • Employs high academic standards.
  • Encourages students to think critically and reflect upon essential concepts and topics. 
  • Provides college and/or campus leadership in developing and implementing:
    • Innovative Instruction
    • Curriculum
    • Course Design

 carlo parker