This past February, UNC Charlotte’s School of Nursing Alumni Chapter (SONAC) hosted it's Annual Distinguished Alumni Conference. This is one of the many ways 49er nursing alumni are helping current UNC Charlotte students advance their academic and professional careers.
This year’s conference theme was "Opioids: What Every Nurse in Charlotte Needs to Know." More than 100 healthcare professionals, community partners, UNC Charlotte School of Nursing students, and experts came together to spend the day discussing this topic that is so relevant in our nursing field. Exhibitors from around the country also attended the conference, providing important information about the programs that they sponsor for those who struggle with opioid addiction.
Finally, the School of Nursing Alumni Chapter also presented its 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award to Michael Vaccaro. Mr. Vaccaro, who is the current vice president and chief nursing officer for the Greater Charlotte Market at Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center, is a proud 49er alumnus. He graduated in 1997 with a B.S. in Nursing from UNC Charlotte.
Just as the annual SONAC Distinguished Alumni Conference makes a difference in the lives of future nurses, the bi-annual White Coat Ceremony does the same. Funds raised during this campaign help cover costs associated with new lab coats for graduates, awards presented to graduating nursing students, and expenses associated with the ceremony.
Please consider making a gift today if you haven’t already to this special initiative! Thank you to everyone who has supported the White Coat Ceremony -- your donation makes a difference for tomorrow's nurses.