The UNC School of Nursing welcomed the inaugural Well Care Home Health Leadership Scholar, Brandi Robinson, to its Clinical Nurse Leaders program on August 22.

Ms. Robinson marks the first scholar to enter the innovative public-private program designed to prepare nurse leaders for the home health industry. The Scholars Program was established in August 2016 as a partnership between the School and Well Care Home Health an effort funded by Well Care Home Health.

“Well Care is thrilled to welcome Ms. Robinson into the Scholars Program as we continue our quest to identify and retain high-performing clinical leaders in the home health care sector. This partnership with the UNC School of Nursing under- lines Well Care’s commitment to exceptional patient care in North Carolina. Joining forces with the 4th-nationally ranked Health Care Systems Clinical Nurse Leaders program is an honor,” said Daniel Thompson, RN, Director of Performance Improvement and Education at Well Care Home Health.

The Scholars Program seeks to attract highly qualified master of science in nursing students to the home health industry through focused coursework and clinical experiences in the home health field. It is overseen by Associate Professor Meg Zomorodi, PhD, RN, CNL, who serves as the Well Care Faculty Scholar and liaison between the two organizations to create unique learning experiences for both home health providers and students.

As a Well Care Home Health Leadership Scholar, Ms. Robinson will participate in an intensive interprofessional curriculum designed to prepare her for team-based management and focused study into quality and process improvement in the home health setting. She will gain clinical experience with Well Care Home Health and will participate in activities and projects focused on home health care, leadership, and interprofessional collaboration.

“I am delighted to work with Brandi Robinson as our inaugural Well Care Home Health Leadership Scholar. Brandi began her professional career as a nursing assistant in home health; working diligently with this patient population as she completed her BSN. Now as a student in our Clinical Nurse Leader program, she will gain the essential skills needed in today’s home health workforce. I do not think we could have selected a more deserving and dedicated first scholar,” said Zomorodi.

“This is a very humbling experience for me, and I look forward to beginning this new journey,” said Robinson.

See the original post from the UNC School of Nursing here.