December 18, 2014

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Clinical Scholars Susan Lindner and Kathleen Bell Present Doula Program Update

On Monday, Dec. 15, Kathleen Bell, RNC-OB, WHNP-BC (B.S. ’07/N; M.S. ’11/N), clinical instructor, and Susan Lindner, M.S.N., RNC-OB (B.S. ’04/N), clinical assistant professor, both in the Department of Family and Community Health Nursing, presented on the impact of their project, titled “Improving Birth Outcomes Through a Birth Companion Program: Educating Nursing Students as Doulas.” […]

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December 15, 2014

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Sigma Theta Tau Inducts New Members

The Gamma Omega Chapter of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International, held its induction ceremony in Younger Auditorium at the School of Nursing on Dec. 12. With family and friends present, 53 students from the bachelor’s, master’s and Ph.D. programs were inducted. Membership to Sigma Theta Tau is by invitation to baccalaureate […]

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December 9, 2014

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David Allen Accepted into the Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute

David Allen, CPA, MAcc, associate dean for business and administration, was accepted into the Grace Harris Leadership Institute at Virginia Commonwealth University for this coming year. The Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute at VCU promotes the development of current and emerging leaders in academic institutions; public, private and nonprofit organizations; and in the community. Through […]

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December 9, 2014

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Patricia Kinser Elected to SNRS

Patricia Kinser, Ph.D., WHNP-BC, RN, assistant professor in the Department of Family and Community Health Nursing, was elected to the Southern Nursing Research Society (SNRS) Board of Directors as Director of Awards for 2015-2017. The SNRS is a community of nurse researchers who have a passion for improving the health of individuals, families, and communities […]

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December 8, 2014

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School of Nursing Members Participate in Project Homeless Connect

Project Homeless Connect matches clients with volunteers in a one-of-a-kind partnership to assist chronically homeless adults connect to as many on-site services as possible in one day. Provided services included general healthcare, flu shots, dental and vision screenings, mental health interviews, case management, haircuts, clothing, employment resources (including for veterans), shelter and housing assessments, and […]

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November 26, 2014

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Alumna Kathy Jones is Recognized as Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to alumna Kathy Jones (B.S. ’71/N) for winning the 2014-2015 Teacher of the Year Award at the Chesapeake Center for Science & Technology (CCST). Jones teaches “Nursing I” to area Chesapeake high school students who are enrolled in the CCST program. The Center for Science and Technology is a part of the Chesapeake Public […]

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November 12, 2014

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School of Nursing Hosts Clinical Scholars Circle Event

Donors of $1,000 or more to the Clinical Scholars Endowment in the VCU School of Nursing were recognized for their dedication at a recent Clinical Scholars Circle event in honor of alumna Mimi Bennett (B.S. ’72/N; M.S. ’76/N). The first Clinical Scholars award has been named in honor of Bennett, who worked as a nurse […]

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November 11, 2014

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Alumna Stephanie Ferguson Featured on the VCU News Center for Election to IOM

Stephanie Ferguson, Ph.D., RN, FAAN (M.S. ’87/N), international health care consultant,  was recently featured in a VCU News Center story for her election to the Institute of Medicine (IOM). Ferguson is director and facilitator of the International Council of Nurses (ICN) Leadership for Change Program and the ICN-Burdett Global Nursing Leadership Institute. Click here to read the full article on […]

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November 11, 2014

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SNA Extra Life Fundraiser Update

Members of the VCU Student Nurse Association participated in the Extra Life Fundraiser to raise money for the Children’s Hospital of Richmond on Oct. 25. Team members played video games, board games and card games for 24-hours straight. To date, the team raised more than $2,200. Kyungeh An, Ph.D., RN, Associate Professor, Department of Adult Health […]

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November 11, 2014

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Alumna Marilyn Tavenner Receives AACN Policy Luminary Award

Alumna Marilyn Tavenner (B.S. ’83/N; M.H.A. ’89), administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, was recently presented with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Policy Luminary Award. The annual award recognizes a nursing leader whose work in public policy has made lasting and significant contributions to the nursing profession. Tavenner manages all […]

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