June 23, 2017

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Patricia Kinser featured in VCU News Center article on summer reading lists

Patricia Kinser, Ph.D., RN, WHNP-BC, FNAP, assistant professor in the Department of Family and Community Health Nursing at the VCU School of Nursing, was recently featured in a VCU News Center article about summer reading lists. She recommended the titles “Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy” by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant, […]

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June 21, 2017

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SON hosts lecture on patient-centered care in Swiss acute care hospitals

As part of the Langston Center for Quality, Safety and Innovation Lecture Series, Stefanie Bachnick, M.S.N., RN, research assistant and Ph.D. student at the Institute of Nursing Science in Basel, Switzerland, presented “Patient-centered Care in Swiss Acute Care Hospitals: Results of a Cross-sectional Multi-center Study” on June 20. Bachnick focused on clinicians’ roles in communicating […]

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June 20, 2017

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Ph.D. student publishes article in renal care news magazine

VCU School of Nursing Ph.D. student Amber Paulus, B.S.N., RN, CPHQ, recently published an article in Nephrology News & Issues. The article, titled “Closing the Information Gap: Health Information Exchange in Dialysis,” focuses on patients with end-stage renal disease and their need for frequent, ongoing dialysis care. Read the entire article here. Amber Paulus, B.S.N., […]

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June 15, 2017

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Alumna Dawn Adams wins Democratic nomination for the Virginia House of Delegates 68th District

Alumna Dawn M. Adams, DNP, ANP-BC, CHC (Cert.‘99/N), director of the Office of Integrated Health at the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, won the Democratic nomination this week for the Virginia House of Delegates 68th District. Adams has been an advocate for healthy communities for over 30 years. In her current role, […]

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June 7, 2017

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VCU Nursing deans named NLN Academy of Nursing Education fellows

The VCU School of Nursing is pleased to announce that Jean Giddens, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, professor and dean, and Debra Barksdale, Ph.D., FNP-BC, CNE, FAANP, FAAN, professor and associate dean of academic affairs, will be inducted into the National League for Nursing’s (NLN) Academy of Nursing Education at the league’s annual summit in September. Giddens and Barksdale are among 15 […]

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June 5, 2017

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Shelly Orr to serve as president for Richmond Chapter of AACN

Shelly Orr, M.S.N., RN, CNE, clinical assistant professor with the VCU School of Nursing, will become president of the Greater Richmond Area Chapter of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) for the 2017-2018 year. Orr has been serving as president-elect of the association.

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June 1, 2017

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Mary Falk graduates from Teaching in Medical Education Faculty Fellows Program

Mary Falk, M.S.N., RN, CCRN, PCCN, CNL, clinical instructor with the VCU School of Nursing, graduated from the Teaching in Medical Education Faculty Fellows Program (TiME) offered through the VCU School of Education. The TiME Program seeks to develop teaching expertise and excellence in faculty who are primarily trained as clinicians. Falk is the first […]

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May 31, 2017

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School of Nursing faculty present at 2017 NINR Center Directors Meeting

The VCU School of Nursing was recently invited to present a poster delineating the accomplishments, activities, outcomes and sustainability of the Center for Biobehavioral Clinical Research (CBCR) at the 2017 National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) Center Directors Meeting in Bethesda, Maryland. Poster authors included Suzanne Ameringer, Ph.D., RN, associate professor; R.K. Elswick, Jr., Ph.D., […]

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May 30, 2017

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Recent graduate, retired faculty recognized by VCU Center for Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Care

New alumna Indira Miller (B.S.’17/N) was recently awarded the Student Excellence in Interprofessionalism Recognition Award from the VCU Center for Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Care. This award recognizes students who have demonstrated significant involvement and promotion of interprofessional activities. Retiring faculty members Jeanne Walter, Ph.D., RN, FAAMA, and Susan C Johnson, Ph.D., RN, NEA-BC, were […]

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May 26, 2017

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Alumna Deborah Raines discusses her NICU research with BYU Radio

Alumna Deborah Raines, Ed.S., RN, ANEF (Ph.D.’92/N), was recently interviewed on Brigham Young University (BYU) Radio’s” Top of the Mind with Julie Rose” program. Raines discussed her research on using simulation with parents preparing to bring a baby home from the NICU. Her research was originally published in The American Journal of Maternal-Child Nursing in […]

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