For safety, all building doors are locked after regular business hours, on weekends, and on University holidays. Students, faculty and staff who are in the building after hours or on weekends are responsible for making sure doors are properly locked and not propped open. Beginning Fall semester 2005, all faculty, staff and students may access the building after hours using their UNC One Card.

Bulletin Boards

Important announcements are placed on bulletin boards throughout the School of Nursing. It is the student’s responsibility to check the bulletin boards routinely.
There are multiple Undergraduate bulletin boards, as well as boards for student organizations located throughout the ground floor. Graduate student, Office of Student Affairs and Office of Academic Affairs bulletin boards are located on the third floor of Carrington.

E-mail

E-mail is an essential component of communication among School of Nursing faculty, administration and students, therefore all students are required to have and actively use a UNC e-mail account. Each student will be subscribed to a listserv appropriate to their program of study and important announcements will be made through the listserv.

All School of Nursing students are issued an ONYEN (campus electronic ID) at the start of their program of study, as the ONYEN is required for Sakai access and access to other campus systems. Associated with a student’s ONYEN is also an e-mail account on the UNC mail server, and a student’s UNC e-mail address is of the form youronyen@email.unc.edu. The UNC (ONYEN) address will be used for subscription to the appropriate student listserv.

Student e-mail addresses are published on the online campus directory. To request that their e-mail address does not appear in the online directory, a student may go to Student Services Center and modify their privacy flags. 

Undergraduate students may read e-mail in the Undergraduate PC Lab (Room 205); graduate students may read e-mail in the Graduate PC Lab (Room 450) or in their doctoral carrel if they have been assigned to one. Students may also read mail at PCs located in campus libraries or in the ATN PC labs located around campus. Off campus, students may access their UNC mail account from any PC with an Internet connection by using the WEBMAIL service.

Various ONYEN management functions are provided on the ONYEN Home Page, including managing your ONYEN password, establishing an e-mail alias, linking to WEBMAIL, and others.

Further information about accessing the UNC Mail System remotely can be found on the campus IT website.

Mailboxes

Undergraduate student mailboxes are located on the ground floor outside Room 9. Graduate student mailboxes are located in the third-floor hall of Carrington.  Students are responsible for checking their mailboxes at least weekly. Questions regarding mailboxes should be directed to Office of Student Affairs.

Lockers are available for undergraduate nursing students on the ground and second floors and graduate students on the second and third floors. Lockers are assigned by the Office of Student Affairs at the beginning of each academic term. Students must provide their own combination locks. The School of Nursing occasionally is the target of purse-snatchers; all valuables should be locked in student lockers.

A limited number of study carrels for doctoral and post-doctoral student use available. The purpose of the carrels is to provide quiet study space for students who will make optimal use of them. Since carrel space is limited, assignments are made at the beginning of each academic term by the Doctoral Program office with priorities established by the Doctoral Program Director in consultation with students and staff. Only doctoral students qualify for study carrels, with exceptions for Graduate Student Recruiters and Teaching Assistants. Research Assistants may be assigned a space through the Research Support Center. Students will be required to share the carrel with at least one other student. Once a year, doctoral students will be asked to complete an application for space. Students are encouraged to organize “carrel pools.”

Keys to assigned study carrels (for doctoral students) may be ordered through the Facility Coordinator using a Key Authorization Form. Key orders normally take two weeks to process. A $25 deposit is required per key when the key(s) is received. The deposit is refunded when the key(s) is returned. Keys to the building may not be reproduced.


Calculate your GPA:

Permanent Letter Grades

A letter-grade and plus/minus system for evaluating academic performance is employed for all undergraduates. Each letter grade corresponds to a number of grade points. Each letter-graded course receives a numerical value of quality points (quality points equal grade points times semester credit hours per course) to use in determining a student’s average (per credit hour) in a particular semester and to find a student’s cumulative grade point average (per credit hour).

A | 4.0A- | 3.7
B+ | 3.3B | 3.0B- | 2.7
C+ | 2.3C | 2.0C- | 1.7
D+ | 1.3D | 1.0
F | 0.0PS | 0.0

Semester Grade Point Average

To determine the grade point average for a semester, first determine the total quality points earned in the semester by multiplying the number of grade points awarded for each course by the course’s assigned number of semester credit hours and adding the resulting quality points earned for each course in the semester. Then divide the total quality points earned in the semester by the number of semester credit hours attempted (for letter grades) in the semester.

Example:
CourseGradeGrade Points xCredit Hours =Quality Points
15.049.4
Nurs 253A-3.72.07.4
Nurs 360B+3.34.013.2
Nurs 362B3.03.09.0
Nurs 364B+3.36.019.8

Total quality points earned: 49.4
Total graded hours: 15.0
Semester grade point average: 49.4 ÷ 15.0 = 3.293

Cumulative Grade Point Average

To calculate your nursing cumulative GPA – add credit hours for each semester and quality points for each semester

Example:

Nursing Courses Semester Hours

SemesterCredit HoursQuality PointsSemester Grade
Total53.0188.93.564
Summer 20129.030.43.378
Fall 201215.049.43.293
Spring 201314.052.13.721
Summer 20133.012.04.000
Fall 201312.045.03.750

Total Nursing GPA: Total Quality Points = 188.9 ÷ Total Credit Hours 53.0 = 3.564

Permanent Letter Grades

A letter-grade and plus/minus system for evaluating academic performance is employed for all undergraduates. Each letter grade corresponds to a number of grade points. Each letter-graded course receives a numerical value of quality points (quality points equal grade points times semester credit hours per course) to use in determining a student’s average (per credit hour) in a particular semester and to find a student’s cumulative grade point average (per credit hour).

A | 4.0A- | 3.7
B+ | 3.3B | 3.0B- | 2.7
C+ | 2.3C | 2.0C- | 1.7
D+ | 1.3D | 1.0
F | 0.0PS | 0.0

Semester Grade Point Average

To determine the grade point average for a semester, first determine the total quality points earned in the semester by multiplying the number of grade points awarded for each course by the course’s assigned number of semester credit hours and adding the resulting quality points earned for each course in the semester. Then divide the total quality points earned in the semester by the number of semester credit hours attempted (for letter grades) in the semester.

Example:
CourseGradeGrade Points xCredit Hours =Quality Points
15.049.4
Nurs 253A-3.72.07.4
Nurs 360B+3.34.013.2
Nurs 362B3.03.09.0
Nurs 364B+3.36.019.8

Total quality points earned: 49.4
Total graded hours: 15.0
Semester grade point average: 49.4 ÷ 15.0 = 3.293

Cumulative Grade Point Average

Using your Internal Transcript, you will include all undergraduate courses you have completed at UNC (from Arts & Sciences and required Nursing courses) when calculating your cum GPA. If you were given Placement Credit for previously completed course work (such as courses for Nurs 253, Nurs 261, etc.), the transfer credit shows on your transcript but you will not use your grade received in your calculations.

*For students that were intra admits and had pursued another major before nursing, only required Gen. Ed and nursing courses will be included.

Add credit hours for each semester and quality points for each semester to calculate your total cumulative GPA.

Examples:

Courses in Arts & Sciences

SemesterCredit HoursQuality PointsSemester Grade
Total52.0174.23.350
Fall 201014.047.23.371
Spring 201113.049.93.838
Fall 201111.033.93.082
Spring 201214.043.23.086

Nursing Courses Semester Hours

SemesterCredit HoursQuality PointsSemester Grade
Total53.0188.93.564
Summer 20129.030.43.378
Fall 201215.049.43.293
Spring 201314.052.13.721
Summer 20133.012.04.000
Fall 201312.045.03.750

Total cum GPA: Total Quality Points = 363.1 ÷ Total Credit Hours 105.0 = 3.458

Total Nursing GPA: Total Quality Points = 188.9 ÷ Total Credit Hours 53.0 = 3.564

Permanent Letter Grades

A letter-grade and plus/minus system for evaluating academic performance is employed for all undergraduates. Each letter grade corresponds to a number of grade points. Each letter-graded course receives a numerical value of quality points (quality points equal grade points times semester credit hours per course) to use in determining a student’s average (per credit hour) in a particular semester and to find a student’s cumulative grade point average (per credit hour).

A | 4.0A- | 3.7
B+ | 3.3B | 3.0B- | 2.7
C+ | 2.3C | 2.0C- | 1.7
D+ | 1.3D | 1.0
F | 0.0PS | 0.0

Semester Grade Point Average

To determine the grade point average for a semester, first determine the total quality points earned in the semester by multiplying the number of grade points awarded for each course by the course’s assigned number of semester credit hours and adding the resulting quality points earned for each course in the semester. Then divide the total quality points earned in the semester by the number of semester credit hours attempted (for letter grades) in the semester.

Example:
CourseGradeGrade Points xCredit Hours =Quality Points
15.049.4
Nurs 253A-3.72.07.4
Nurs 360B+3.34.013.2
Nurs 362B3.03.09.0
Nurs 364B+3.36.019.8

Total quality points earned: 49.4
Total graded hours: 15.0
Semester grade point average: 49.4 ÷ 15.0 = 3.293

Cumulative Grade Point Average

Second Degree and Transfer Students: Your cum GPA is based on the 5 Science courses required for entrance to the nursing program: Anatomy, Physiology, Microbiology, Statistics and Psychology plus your required nursing courses. lf you were given Placement Credit for previously completed course work (such as courses for Nurs 253, Nurs 26L, etc.), the transfer credit shows on your transcript but you will not use your grade received in your calculations.

Add credit hours for each semester and quality points for each semester to calculate your total cumulative GPA.

Examples:

Five Science Courses

UNC CourseGradeGrade Points xCredit Hours = Quality Points
Total18.068.1
Anatomy (BIOL 252)A4.04.016.00
Physiology (PHYI 202)A4.04.016.00
Microbiology (MCRO 251)A4.04.016.00
Statistics (STOR 151/155)B3.03.09.00
Psychology (PSYC 101)A-3.73.011.1

GPA: Total Quality Points = 68.1 ÷ 18.0 = 3.783

Nursing Courses Semester Hours

SemesterCredit HoursQuality PointsSemester Grade
Total53.0188.93.564
Summer 20129.030.43.378
Fall 201215.049.43.293
Spring 201314.052.13.721
Summer 20133.012.04.000
Fall 201312.045.03.750

Total cum GPA: Total Quality Points =257.0 ÷ Total Credit Hours 71.0 = 3.620

Total Nursing GPA: Total Quality Points = 188.9 ÷ Total Credit Hours 53.0 = 3.564

University Career Services
2nd floor, Hanes Hall
919.962.6507

The University Career Services Office (UCS) provides a variety of services and resources to help students prepare for a career, develop job search skills and find employment. UCS serves students and alumni who have graduated within five years. Services include workshops on job-seeking skills, such as resume writing and interviewing; job-vacancy notebooks; individual career counseling; and a credentials file for students in selected curricula. The office also provides information about graduate/professional school fairs and an alumni network service.

301 James A. Taylor Student Health Services Building
919.966.3658

The Counseling and Wellness Services Office provides a variety of counseling, testing, developmental and information services to students experiencing personal, social, academic or career problems. The office provides career testing as well as individual and group counseling and psychotherapy to students with personal concerns. The services of the Counseling Center are provided on a strictly confidential basis by professionally licensed or certified counselors/educators.

Suite 2126, SASB North
450 Ridge Road
919.962.8300

The University provides equal opportunity for higher education to academically qualified students with visual, hearing, physical/mobility, psychological/psychiatric or learning disabilities. Students are encouraged to be as independent as possible within the limits of their capabilities. The Office of Accessibility Resources and Service strives to insure all University programs and facilities are fully accessible to all students.

James A. Taylor Student Health Services Building
919.966.2281

The Student Health Service provides reasonably priced, comprehensive health care for all regularly enrolled students on an essentially prepaid basis. Treatment and prevention of illness are prime objectives of the health service. Medical consultation and testing are available for acute and chronic medical conditions and traumatic injuries.

All students should strongly consider the purchase of insurance against extraordinary expenses resulting from serious accident, illness or surgery requiring medical treatment and care services beyond that provided by the Health Service. Information on health insurance plans is available through the Health Service.

ITS Service Desk:  R.B. House Undergraduate Library, Lower Level & SASB North, First Floor
919.962.HELP or submit an online help request

  • ITS Services List
  • ONYEN services — Set up an ONYEN (if you have a PID); change your ONYEN password: create a forwarding address for your UNC email account; subscribe to a variety of web-based services
  • Walk-in services. Hours vary depending time of semester. Current hours are listed here.
Fedex Global Education Center, Rm 2004
919.962.5661 | isss@unc.edu

International Student & Scholar Services assists students and faculty from other countries in their adjustment to life in Chapel Hill. The primary administrative responsibility of the Center is to provide advice and assistance on all matters related to immigration rules, regulation and documents. Other activities include a special orientation for all international members of the UNC-Chapel Hill community, Host Family program, the Campus Friends Program, lectures, discussions and various multi-cultural programs. These activities are designed to help the student gain as much as possible from their stay at the University, to encourage interaction among students from many nations and cultures, and to encourage the University and local community to benefit from the presence of international students.

Suite 0118 & 2109, SASB North
919.962.3782

The Learning Center is non-credit reading and study skills program is offered to any student interested in improving reading, memory, problem-solving and studying skills. Application may be made at any time during the academic year. The course begins with an individual assessment of reading and study habits and continues until each student reaches the desired level of improvement, some attending the minimum of ten weeks and others remaining one or more semesters. The course is essentially laboratory in nature, with the individual concentrating on reading or study skills that need improvement. Staff is available to help students one-on-one who have specific problems in reading and studying and who are unable to enroll in the regular program.

Room 2203, SASB North
919.966.2143

Center for Student Success and Academic Counseling is responsible for providing accommodations and services to eligible students with learning disabilities (LD) and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorders (ADHD). The Center also works with the Department of Disabilities Services (DDS) to coordinate accommodations and services to students with Acquired Brain Injuries (ABI). The DDS office is responsible for meeting the needs of individuals with disabilities other than LD and ADHD.

Student Union, Suite #3512
919.962.1303

Three licensed attorneys staff Carolina Student Legal Services Inc. They are available to provide students with assistance in understanding the factors that should be considered when one seeks legal advice, to determine if a lawyer’s services are or are not necessary, and to provide appropriate representation and/or referral.

Public Safety Building
205 Manning Drive
919.962.3951, 919.962.3952

The Public Safety Department directs University police operations and manages all campus parking lots and parking permit registrations. Its Web site also contains updates on construction activities and events that have the potential to disrupt normal traffic flow or parking areas. Students may refer to the Campus Security Committee’s evening safety and security considerations, which is a document containing precautions and remedies that are useful to keep in mind at all times.

300 Pettigrew Hall
919.962.8396

The University provides through the Office of Scholarships and Student Aid a comprehensive program of financial aid. Awards may include scholarships, grants, loans and jobs. The majority of aid is awarded to meet the difference between the costs of attendance and the amount the student and family should be able to pay toward expenses. Some loan funds are available to all students, regardless of their financial circumstances.

The website is designed to help students transition from active military duty to campus life, and to make the most of their Carolina experience. It lists details about veterans’ benefits, student organizations related to the military, campus personnel who can help with everything from academic advising to disability services and more.

Suite 0118 & 2109, SASB North
919.962.3782

The Writing Center provides intensive sessions in the practice of writing with emphasis on organization, paragraph development, sentence structure, grammar and punctuation. The Center’s free, ungraded, non-credit tutorial services are open to all University students, faculty and staff.

UNC Libraries

Home page for all UNC Libraries

Health Sciences Library

 HSL’s Nursing Guides

 Distance Education Library | Prepared by HSL librarians for Nursing Distance Education students

 Learn about the HSL | Various guides and tutorials on using the Health Sciences Library

 HSL Class Registration | HSL offers routine classes on using PubMed and EndNote as well as one-on-one consultations for specified other software

E-Journal Finder

Many journals are available electronically via the UNC Library. You will need a valid PID to access electronic journals

Online Catalog

Search holding in all UNC Libraries remotely.

Article Databases

Search for articles in published in journals, magazines, newspapers, etc. Results link to full text electronic holdings where they exist.