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

Louise Fleming, PhD, MS, RN

Associate Professor

Dr. Fleming has been a registered nurse since 1998, and completed her Masters of Science in Nursing Education from Duke University and her PhD in Nursing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has worked in the hospital setting in critical care and emergency medicine. Dr. Fleming has done research at both Duke University and UNC’s schools of nursing concerning parental management of adrenal crisis in children with congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) and has developed several educational tools related to adrenal crisis including a training video, a mobile health application, and numerous brochures regarding adrenal crisis prevention and management.

Currently, Dr. Fleming is an Associate Professor at UNC Chapel Hill’s School of Nursing, where she teaches in the undergraduate and graduate programs and continues her program of research examining the intersection of family life and CAH. Her work has been featured in numerous peer reviewed academic journals, and she speaks both nationally and internationally on family management of CAH. She is also developing new models for the undergraduate capstone clinical experience with community partners. She serves on the Board of Trustees and is the Vice Chair for the CARES Foundation.