September 29, 2014

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Senior Nursing Student Susan Ghodrat Featured in VCU News Center Story

Senior nursing student Susan Ghodrat is featured in a story on the VCU News Center for her participation in the UROP program. The story highlights her work with Jo Robins, Ph.D., RN, ANP-BC, AHN-C, HTP, assistant professor in the Department of Family and Community Health Nursing, on a study titled “Exploring the Relationships between Mindfulness […]

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September 29, 2014

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Fay Parpart Participates in Radio Interview on Public Housing Resource Centers

Fay Parpart, M.S., RN, ANP-BC, AACRN, clinical assistant professor in the Department of Family and Community Health Nursing, was one of several nurses interviewed by Charles Fishburne of the NPR affiliate WCVE about the upcoming opening of the Gilpin Court Resource Center. The Richmond City Health District (RCHD) operates Community Resource Centers in partnership with […]

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September 29, 2014

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Student Nurse Association Hosts Extra Life Fundraiser to Benefit Children on October 25

The VCU Student Nurse Association is on a mission to save kids through video games, and we need your help. Each of us has chosen our local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital where thousands of children are treated each year, regardless of their family’s ability to pay. These kids are facing scary stuff like cancer, cystic […]

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September 28, 2014

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VCU Nursing Faculty Present at CANS Annual Conference

VCU School of Nursing faculty had more than 25 presentations at the recent Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science  (CANS) annual conference in Washington, D.C. The conference examined future directions in science for optimizing health in the face of increasingly complex health needs and health systems. Sessions focused on the ways nurse scientists are […]

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September 22, 2014

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VCU School of Nursing Welcomes New Faculty

The Virginia Commonwealth University School of Nursing recently welcomed several new faculty members, bringing a diverse mix of teaching, clinical and research interests that range from quality and safety in rural health care to wellness for low-income seniors.  New faculty members include: Marianne Baernholdt, Ph.D., MPH, RN, FAAN, is a professor and director of the […]

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September 4, 2014

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Tracye Proffitt Passes National Certified Nurse Educator Examination

Tracye Proffitt, M.S., RN, ACNS-BC, CCRN, clinical instructor in the Department of Adult Health and Nursing Systems, passed the national Certified Nurse Educator exam. Certification helps faculty demonstrate their expertise in nursing education and assures students and peers that the highest levels of excellence are being met. Tracye Proffitt  

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September 2, 2014

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Dr. Jean Giddens Completes AACN-Wharton Leadership Program

Jean Giddens, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, dean and professor, was among the third class of nursing deans who recently completed the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Wharton Executive Leadership Program. Launched in 2012 in collaboration with the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, this world-class enrichment experience is designed exclusively for top academic […]

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August 28, 2014

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Nurse Practitioner Students Provide Back to School Physicals for Richmond Residents

VCU School of Nursing students performed 43 school entry physicals last week at the Richmond City Health District’s annual Back-to-School event for city residents. Four nurse practitioner students completed the physicals under the direction of faculty preceptors Allison Gregory, M.S.N., RN, FNP-BC, clinical assistant professor in the Department of Family and Community Health Nursing; Carla […]

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August 27, 2014

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VCU SON Faculty and Staff Kick off New Academic Year at Convocation

The School of Nursing held its annual convocation at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden recently to welcome faculty and staff to a new academic year. The convocation included a State of the School address by Jean Giddens, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, dean and professor, as well as some team-oriented activities to help faculty and staff get to […]

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August 21, 2014

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School of Nursing Hosts Adjunct Faculty Orientation and Guest Speaker Marilyn Oermann

More than 80 VCU School of Nursing adjunct faculty were welcomed to campus on Tuesday, Aug. 19, for orientation activities. A highlight of the day was a roundtable discussion and a presentation by guest speaker Marilyn Oermann, Ph.D., RN, ANEF, FAAN, professor and director of evaluation and educational research at the Duke University School of […]

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