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

Emily Nishiyama, BSN, MSN

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Emily Nishiyama serves as a Lecturer for the University of North Carolina at Charlotte School of Nursing. Currently, Ms. Nishiyama is responsible for teaching pre-licensure BSN students in both didactic and clinical settings. Emily is active in various departmental, college, and university initiatives and frequently participates in community service opportunities. She is an active board member with the Gamma Iota Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau and a member of the Southwest Region for the North Carolina Nurses Association. 

Ms. Nishiyama has been in nursing education for 7 years and has a background in simulation education, curriculum development, and instructional design. While new to academic nursing education, Emily has a passion for using creativity in the classroom through the utilization of technology and active learning strategies to engage all types of learners. Ms. Nishiyama earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2009 and her Master of Science degree in Nursing Education from Gardner-Webb University in 2014. Her past clinical practice experiences involve working as a Registered Nurse in both medical-surgical and emergency settings. 

Outside of her professional life, Emily enjoys staying active, being outdoors, and spending time with her husband and two young sons.