Dr. Dee Baldwin
Welcome to this web site for the University of North Carolina at Charlotte School of Nursing. Whoever you may be, potential student, current student, alumnus, or a person who just wants to find out more about the School, it is my pleasure to tell you a little about the School of Nursing. We are proud of our reputation for preparing excellent, well-qualified professional nurses. Our students are prepared to practice in a variety of settings including community health agencies, home health care, advanced practice settings such as clinics, and acute care settings usually found in hospitals and medical centers. Our graduates find positions locally, nationally, and internationally.
Save the Children, in partnership with the Frontline Health Workers Coalition, recently recognized a UNC Charlotte School of Nursing Alum for his extraordinary service in health care. Donn Kropp, RN, is one of nine frontline healthcare workers selected by the organization to receive an inaugural REAL Health Care Heroes Emergency Care Award. The REAL Awards recognize the best frontline healthcare workers for their lifesaving service in the United States and around the world. Kropp, a 2001 graduate of the School of Nursing’s RN-BSN program, has traveled to various natural disaster sites around the world to offer his services as an emergency and trauma nurse. He most recently tended to earthquake victims in Kashmir, India, and Haiti. [click here for full story]
The UNC Charlotte Office of International Programs has selected Dr. Maren J. Coffman to receive its 2013 International Education Faculty Award. Dr. Coffman is an Assistant Professor in the College of Health and Human Services’ (CHHS) School of Nursing (SON). The award’s selection committee members said they were impressed by her international work and significant contributions to the international study experience as well as the dimensions of her international scholarship and professional service.
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The William Randolph Hearst Foundation has awarded the School of Nursing $100k to support funding to diverse and minority students in the MSN and DNP programs. The gift builds upon the success of the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship Fund established in 2004. As the diversity of the student body in the School of Nursing continues to increase, offering scholarship funding for recruitment and retention of our graduate students becomes paramount in our efforts to assist in the preparation of a diverse nursing workforce. We are very excited for the investment that the Hearst Foundation has made in the students in the Graduate Division of the School of Nursing.
Dr. Allison Burfield has dedicated her nursing career to improving care outcomes for the elderly. Starting in 2001, she worked with an interdisciplinary research team evaluating how to reduce the use of medications in the elderly that have an altering effect on perception, emotion or behavior, because these medications put the elderly at increased risk for falls and injury. This research also evaluated conversion to safer medications to use in the elderly. Dr. Burfield's career goals have been focused on building educational modules and educating others on safe medication use and care of the elderly with dementia—especially better ways to assess pain, prevent falls, and evaluate the effects of chronic pain. [click here for full story]
The Board of Governors approved the School of Nursing’s Doctor of Nursing Practice Program (DNP) with Western Carolina University, starting fall 2013. Offered in a hybrid format, this program will be taught on both campuses, which will allow students the benefit of working with a variety of nursing faculty and experiencing both urban and rural health care perspectives. Graduates of the program will engage in collaborative interdisciplinary efforts to improve health outcomes at the practice/organization, community, state and national levels.
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