June 26, 2015

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VCU School of Nursing honors two retiring professors with research endowment fund

The VCU School of Nursing held a celebration this week to kick off a fundraising campaign for a new research endowment fund named in honor of two retiring distinguished professors. More than 75 faculty, staff, alumni and friends were on hand at The 2300 Club in Richmond to honor Nancy McCain, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, Nursing […]

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June 24, 2015

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Recent graduate Katherine Connell featured in article on VCU News Center

School of Nursing alumna Katherine Connell (B.S.’15/N) and Nursing Students Without Borders (NSWB) were recently featured on the VCU News Center in an article about VCU students’ international service trips. The article highlighted Connell’s visit to Guatemala in 2014 as part of NSWB’s joint humanitarian aid trip with the Highland Support Project, a Richmond, Virginia-based […]

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June 22, 2015

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Susan Johnson featured in SCARAB Magazine

Three-time alumna Susan Johnson, Ph.D., RN (B.S.’81/N; M.S. ’82/N; Ph.D. ’10/N), clinical assistant professor in the VCU School of Nursing, and her family were featured in the recent addition of MCV Alumni Association’s SCARAB Magazine. Johnson’s six children have all followed in her footsteps and each graduated from VCU with a bachelor’s degree. They include […]

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June 17, 2015

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School of Nursing featured in the Sacred Heart newsletter for improving medical literacy in the community

The VCU School of Nursing was recently featured in the Sacred Heart Center’s newsletter for an ongoing partnership designed to help improve medical literacy among Hispanics in the community, while offering service-learning experiences for nursing students. Established in the fall of 2013, the partnership between the School of Nursing and the Sacred Heart Center, a non-profit community […]

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June 8, 2015

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Patricia Kinser receives STTI/SNRS grant for centering pregnancy and yoga study

Patricia Kinser, Ph.D., WHNP-BC, RN (B.S. ’03/N; M.S. ’04/N; Cert. ’04/N), assistant professor in the Department of Family & Community Health Nursing, was selected to receive a Sigma Theta Tau International/Southern Nursing Research Society (STTI/SNRS) grant to support a pilot study, titled “Mindful Physical Activity+Centering Pregnancy for Overweight/Obese Diverse Pregnant Women.” Kinser is co-investigator on […]

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June 4, 2015

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School of Nursing holds preceptor dinner

The VCU School of Nursing recently held an appreciation dinner to thank and celebrate preceptors who provided clinical experiences for nurse practitioner students this past year. A highlight of the dinner was the presentation of the Outstanding Service Award to Rachel Livingston, CPNP (B.S.’00/N), of VCUHS Pediatric Neurology and Cathy Kelly, NP (B.S.’10/N), of Central […]

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June 1, 2015

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Maj. Elizabeth Hoettels awarded VCU Alumni Assoication’s 10 under 10 award

Maj. Elizabeth Hoettels, CCRN, CEN (B.S.’05/N), was recently recognized by VCU Alumni’s 10 Under 10 awards program, which honors alumni who earned their first VCU degree (undergraduate, graduate or professional) within the past 10 years. Hoettels, who has been deployed several times in recent years and received the Bronze Star for her service in Afghanistan, currently works at […]

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May 29, 2015

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Alumna Gail Johnson inducted into Greater Richmond Business Hall of Fame

Gail Johnson, RN, CFE (B.S.’67/N; M.S.’76/N), was inducted into the Greater Richmond Business Hall of Fame on May 21, 2015. She joins 97 other business leaders who have been inducted into the program since it was established in 1988. Inductees are chosen for their contributions to business and the Richmond area. The program is sponsored […]

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May 28, 2015

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VCU School of Nursing celebrates DNP program with lecture

The VCU School of Nursing celebrated its new Doctor of Nursing Practice Program (DNP) on Tuesday with a lecture, titled “DNP Implementation: Lessons Learned,” presented by Debra Barksdale, Ph.D., FNP-BC, ANP-BC, CNE, FAANP, FAAN, professor and director of the DNP program at the University of North Carolina School Of Nursing. Faculty, staff and nurses from […]

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May 26, 2015

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VCU first Virginia university to offer Doctor of Nursing Practice degree focused on quality and safety

The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approved Virginia Commonwealth University School of Nursing to offer a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. The school is the first in the commonwealth to offer a D.N.P. degree primarily focused on quality and safety in health care. Classes are scheduled to begin in the fall semester. […]

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