Nursing News and Events
College of Natural and Health Sciences 2017-2018 Excellence Awards
Outstanding Staff Award Recipient: Mellany Archer
The College of Natural and Health Sciences (NHS) values outstanding contributions to the College and University by NHS staff. The outstanding staff award is designed to highlight an individual with proven excellence in job performance, who shows dedication to their unit/NHS/UNC, or any combination thereof, and who provides outstanding service to others.
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.
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
- Course Design