School of Nursing Media Coverage

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 August 2011:
Debra Barksdale, Associate Professor
Herald-Sun (Durham):
UNC School of Nursing’s Debra Barksdale selected for fellowship

July 2011:
Deborah Mayer,  Associate Professor Cancer Patients in the ED…Sign of the Times?

June 2011:
Dean Kristen Swanson
Washington Times: With nurse shortage looming, America needs shot in the arm

May 2011:
UNC Health Care Press Release: UNC study examines NC cancer patient emergency department visits UNC study examines NC cancer patient emergency department visits Cancer patients’ ER visits studied More foreign students see U.S. as just a pit stop (Yin Li, a third-year Ph.D. student at UNC-CH’s nursing school)

Carolina Alumni Review: The Season of Hard Choices
Charlotte Observer: UNC system may cut student slots
News & Observer: Will UNC turn away some?

April 2011:
Edward Halloran, Associate Professor
Civil War laid groundwork for modern nursing

March 2011:
UNC Press Release: Multiple UNC graduate programs ranked by U.S. News & World Report Few Changes in UNC’s Grad School Rankings Duke, UNC grad schools rank high in U.S.

February 2011:
UNC Press Release: National nursing leader to present research on migrant children (and in Print): Mary Lou de Leon Siantz speaks about health care for immigrants

UNC Press Release: Budget cuts mean fewer nursing undergraduates at UNC Alumni frustrated by prospect of UNC-system cuts (and in Print):Nursing’s painful cuts: Amid high demand for nurses, the School of Nursing should not have had to face enrollment cuts. (and in Print): School of Nursing cuts enrollment by 25 percent in light of budget cuts (and in Print): Enrollment cuts avoided by health affairs schools (and in Print): Nursing programs face cuts despite statewide need for nurses
UNC General Alumni Assoc. ( Budget Woes Force Nursing to Cut Enrollment 25 Percent NC Rep. Diane Parfitt Outraged By Nursing Cuts Campus Notes blog: UNC nursing school to lower enrollment to save $$$
Listen: Carolina Connection: February 19, 2011 (UNC Student Radio, aired on WCHL)
Watch: Carolina Week: February 23rd, 2011 (UNC Student TV, aired locally on Time Warner Cable) Nursing school enrollment at UNC slashed 25% to meet budget cuts
The Herald-Sun (Durham): UNC Nursing school cuts admissions Nursing School Cuts Enrollment By 25 Percent
The Carrboro Citizen: Nursing school to reduce enrollment UNC to cut nursing enrollment 25%
Winston-Salem Journal OpEd: There are few easy cuts
University Gazette:
Classroom instruction feels the effect of budget cuts
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: RWJF News Digest: Nursing
Charlotte Business Journal: Funding cut means fewer slots for N.C. nursing students

January 2011:
SeonAe Yeo,  Associate Professor
Fayetteville Observer: Pregnant women try to balance fitness, safety

December 2010:
Dean Kristen Swanson’s “Shine”: On Lisa Ling’s new website, women find ways to cope with tragedy Teacher Breaks Up Fight, and Miscarries

Deborah Mayer, Associate Professor
ABC 11: Elizabeth Edwards 1949-2010,

Debra Barksdale, Associate Professor For Carolina nurse, big ideas bring big results
The Herald-Sun (Durham):  For Carolina nurse, big ideas bring big results

November 2010:
Dean Kristen Swanson George W. Bush, His Mom and Her Fetus: Not So Weird After All
CHMP HealthStyles Radio Blog: UNC School of Nursing’s Dean Swanson comments on Bush’s miscarriage on

September 2010:
Debra Barksdale, Associate Professor
UNC Press Release: UNC nursing expert appointed to national health panel
Center to Champion Nursing in America: Profiles in Health Care Leadership: Debra J. Barksdale
UNC Gazette: Barksdale tapped for board of new Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
WCHL: Nursing Associate Professor Appointed

Rumay Alexander, Director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Clinical Professor
AONE Voice of Nursing Leadership, Vol.  8, No. 5: Creating a shared governance model for diversity. (This PDF is used with permission)

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