September 7, 2017

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VCU School of Nursing welcomes new faculty and staff

VCU School of Nursing recently welcomed several  new faculty and staff. The following have joined the school since July 1: Michael R. Bleich, Ph.D., RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, president and CEO of NursDynamics, LLC, has joined the school for a one-year visiting senior professorship. A recognized scholar and thought leader, Bleich has held clinical, consultative, service, […]

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August 31, 2017

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Alumna Deborah Raines named fellow of American Academy of Nursing

VCU School of Nursing alumna Deborah Raines, Ed.S., RN, ANEF (Ph.D. ’92/N), associate professor at the University at Buffalo, will receive one of the most prestigious honors in nursing this fall when she is inducted into the American Academy of Nursing (AAN). The academy recently selected Raines as one of 173 nurse leaders to be […]

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August 29, 2017

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Debra Barksdale named AACN Wharton Fellow

Debra Barksdale, Ph.D., FNP-BC, CNE, FAANP, FAAN, associate dean of academic affairs and Nursing Alumni Endowed Professor at the VCU School of Nursing, was recently named an American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Wharton Fellow. Barksdale completed the AACN Wharton Executive Leadership Program, a world-class enrichment program launched in collaboration with the Wharton School of […]

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August 24, 2017

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VCU School of Nursing convocation features an investiture ceremony, new mission unveiling and more

VCU School of Nursing held its annual convocation Aug. 22 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 a guest speaker, Salvatore Tagliareni, discussing leadership. Other activities included team exercises to help […]

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August 22, 2017

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VCU School of Nursing dean to receive one of NLN’s highest honors

The National League for Nursing announced this week that Jean Giddens, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, dean and professor, Doris B. Yingling Endowed Chair at the VCU School of Nursing, will receive one of its highest honors on Sept. 16 at the 2017 NLN Education Summit in San Diego, California. Giddens, selected from a competitive field of […]

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August 16, 2017

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VCU School of Nursing participates in WE CARE Festival

Candace Johnson, Ph.D., M.P.H., RN, assistant professor at the VCU School of Nursing, recently shared health tips with attendees at the 11th Annual WE CARE Festival, the Northside’s largest event dedicated to health, wellness and community empowerment.  The festival’s name is an acronym for wellness, education, community awareness and resident empowerment. Johnson conducted blood pressure […]

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August 3, 2017

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Deborah McGuire receives ISOO Distinguished Service Award

Deborah McGuire, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, associate dean for Research, Scholarship, and Innovation, and the Florence E. Elliott Professor, was recently awarded the Distinguished Service Award from the International Society of Oral Oncology (ISOO). McGuire has more than 10 years of service to the organization, including her election as its first nurse president. The ISOO Distinguished […]

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July 27, 2017

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Patricia Kinser appointed to State Board of Health

Patricia Kinser, Ph.D., RN, WHNP-BC, FNAP, associate professor in the Department of Family and Community Health Nursing at the VCU School of Nursing, has been appointed by Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe to serve as a member of the State Board of Health. Kinser will serve a three-year term. The State Board of Health provides leadership […]

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July 25, 2017

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Nursing students volunteer at medical outreach event in Southwest Virginia

Several VCU School of Nursing students and faculty members recently volunteered for the sixth year at one of the nation’s largest free medical outreach clinics. The Remote Area Medical (RAM) Clinic, held in Wise, Virginia, provided free medical care from volunteer medical professionals to approximately 2,000 medically underserved individuals. Over three days, the nursing students […]

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July 20, 2017

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University of Cordoba exchange students deliver final presentation

A group of four nursing students from the University of Cordoba (UCO) in Spain delivered their final presentation this week at the VCU School of Nursing. The UCO students participated in a four-week exchange program that provided the opportunity for them to learn about the health care system and nursing education in the U.S. During […]

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