The Invest in Nursing grant has had great success over the past three years in the partnership between UNC Chapel Hill School of Nursing and Piedmont Health Services, Inc., with three cohorts of Student Scholars from UNC Chapel Hill, and with three cohorts of Faculty Fellows from across the State of North Carolina. This program is a time-limited grant funded opportunity, provided by the Health Resources and Services Administration, and will no longer continue programming in this current iteration after the 2021-2022 cohort year. It is our hope that other educational entities will use Invest in Nursing as a blueprint for implementing similar programming. Reach Out

Carol Fowler Durham, EDD, RN, ANEF, FAAN

Professor & Director, EISLE

Dr. Carol Fowler Durham, seamlessly integrates excellence in teaching with long experience in practice and scholarship to improve the ways faculties prepare the future nursing workforce. As a member of the RWJFs Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) project, she developed simulation-based educational experiences that reflect cutting-edge pedagogy. Dr. Durham has made significant and sustained contributions in IPE and is a leader in preparing faculty to integrate quality and safety into their curriculum and their teaching. Disseminating her work widely via publications, presentations and online modules has extended its impact around the world. Dr. Durham’s expertise and innovations in quality and safety education have been widely recognized. She is a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and the National League for Nursing (NLN) Academy of Nursing Education. Dr. Durham received the 2010 Academic Achievement Award from Western Carolina University. She received the Alumni of the Year award from the University of North Carolina and Western Carolina University in 2008. In 2005 she was awarded the Nurse Educator of the Year from the NC Board of Nursing. She is President of the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation & Learning (INACSL).