April 20, 2015

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Save the date – grand opening of the Langston Center for Quality, Safety and Innovation

Please mark your calendar for the grand opening of the Langston Center for Quality, Safety and Innovation!  

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April 14, 2015

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Nursing Junior Tara Francis Wins Two Scholarships

Nursing junior Tara Francis was selected as a recipient of the VCU Nursing Student Scholarship, which is sponsored by VCU Dining Services through an agreement with ARAMARK. The $1,000 award is based on her academic achievement and significant contributions to the university and community. Francis will be recognized at an awards ceremony and reception on Thursday, April […]

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April 2, 2015

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Seniors Celebrate 50 Days to Graduation

Traditional nursing seniors recently celebrated a milestone with their 50 Days to Graduation Recent Alumni Panel event. Students shared lunch with members of last year’s spring traditional B.S. graduating class. Alumni fielded questions about the NCLEX, interviewing for jobs, starting your nursing career and other topics facing soon-to-be nursing graduates. The event was a big […]

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March 26, 2015

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School of Nursing Faculty Receive VCU Quest Global Impact Awards

Marianne Baernholdt, Ph.D., M.P.H., RN, FAAN, professor and director of the Langston Center for Quality, Safety, and Innovation, and Shelly Orr, M.S.N., RN, CNE, clinical instructor, received a VCU Quest Global Impact Award for a virtual global classroom and global visiting scholars. Their project, titled “Teaching and Researching Quality of End of Life Care in […]

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March 24, 2015

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Allison Gregory to Serve as Agency Subordinate for the Joint Committee of the Boards of Nursing and Medicine

In April, Allison Gregory, M.S., RN, FNP-BC, clinical assistant professor, will begin hearing cases as an agency subordinate for the Joint Committee of the Boards of Nursing and Medicine.  As an agency subordinate, Gregory will complete the initial informal fact-finding proceeding for advanced practice registered nurses who may be in violation of a law or […]

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March 11, 2015

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Alison Montpetit Appointed to International Committee

Alison Montpetit, Ph.D., RN, assistant professor in the Department of Adult Health and Nursing Systems, has been invited to join the Scientific Committee of the International Association of Breath Research Summit 2015 in Vienna, Austria.  She is the only nurse appointed to this committee. Montpetit conducts research focused on exhaled breath biomarkers and their relationship […]

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February 27, 2015

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Panel Discussion Explores Diversity in Health Care Education and Practice

In celebration of Black History Month, the VCU School of Nursing’s Cultural Action Committee recently brought together experts from the university and greater Richmond community for the Jackie Jackson Memorial Cultural Diversity Lecture. Featuring a panel discussion on “Diversity Now: 21st Century Health Care Education and Practice,” the event kicked off with a leading address […]

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February 23, 2015

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Renowned Childbirth Educator Ngozi Tibbs to Speak March 21

VCU School of Nursing student organizations, The Doulas of VCU and the Women’s Health Nursing Group at VCU (WHNG), will host Ngozi Tibbs, M.P.H., LCCE, IBCLC, a nationally recognized speaker and educator on cultural competency, diversity and health disparities, on March 21. Tibbs, a lactation consultant and childbirth educator who works with childbearing families, focuses […]

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February 19, 2015

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Dr. Jean Giddens Elected to AACN’s Nominating Committee

Jean Giddens, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, professor and dean of the VCU School of Nursing, was elected by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) membership to the Nominating Committee for a two-year term. As a Nominating Committee member, Giddens will assist with reviewing and evaluating applications submitted from individuals seeking to serve on the Board of Directors as […]

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February 18, 2015

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Dr. Patricia Kinser Selected a VCU Clinical Faculty Scholar

Patricia Kinser, Ph.D., WHNP-BC, RN, assistant professor in the Department of Family and Community Health Nursing, was selected as a Clinical Faculty Scholar—a unique opportunity through the VCU School of Medicine and the VCU Center on Health Disparities. The Clinical Faculty Scholars Program provides a personalized experience designed to provide junior clinical faculty with training […]

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