March 21, 2017

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Alumna Sharon Pratt Lapkin selected to join the Nursing Board at the American Health Council

Sharon Pratt Lapkin, RN (M.S.’01/N), administrative director and senior risk manager at Bon Secours Health System, Inc., has been selected to join the Nursing Board at the American Health Council. Lapkin has more than 23 years of experience in the nursing field. In her current role, she has been responsible for mitigating risk, decreasing financial […]

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March 16, 2017

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Langston Quality Scholars team to present at a National Academy of Medicine Workshop

The Langston Center for Quality, Safety and Innovation recently graduated its first cohort of Langston Quality Scholars. One of the teams has been invited to present Thursday, April 6 at the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) workshop “Exploring a Business Case for High-Value Continuing Professional Development (CPD).” Amy Dean, RN, nurse clinician at VCU Health, and […]

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March 14, 2017

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VCU School of Nursing among top 50 graduate schools nationwide

U.S. News and World Report announced today that VCU School of Nursing is among the top 50 graduate nursing schools in the nation. The school is tied at No. 48 in the 2018 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools,” released March 14. Read more.   

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March 14, 2017

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Marianne Baernholdt to be awarded the Anthony J. Jannetti Award for Extraordinary Contributions to Health Care

Marianne Baernholdt, Ph.D., M.P.H., RN, FAAN, director of the Langston Center for Quality, Safety and Innovation, has been selected as the 2018 recipient of the Anthony J. Jannetti Award for Extraordinary Contributions to Health Care, awarded by the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN). This is the most prestigious award presented by AMSN. Selection criteria include […]

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March 9, 2017

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Debbie McGuire serves on National Cancer Institute subcommittee

Debbie McGuire, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, associate dean of Research, Scholarship, and Innovation, recently served on the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Subcommittee F (study section) reviewing cancer research training and education grants. The NCI coordinates the National Cancer Program, which conducts and supports research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to the cause, […]

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March 8, 2017

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Beth Rodgers discusses sleep apnea for VCU News Center article

In recognition of March 6–13 as the National Sleep Foundation’s Sleep Awareness Week, Beth Rodgers, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, chair of the Department of Adult Health and Nursing Systems, was recently featured in a VCU News Center expert Q&A. She discussed the causes, treatment and preventative steps to guard against sleep apnea.

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March 7, 2017

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Kimberly Davis develops interprofessional care coordination certificate program

A new post-baccalaureate graduate certificate program at VCU will provide health care professionals with strategies to become effective care coordinators for individuals with complex health needs. Kimberly D. Davis, M.S., RN, CNE, clinical instructor at the School of Nursing, is the program director for the Care Coordination Certificate and will be teaching two of the […]

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February 22, 2017

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Gary Huff joins School of Nursing as associate dean of business and administration

Gary Huff has joined the VCU School of Nursing as associate dean of business and administration. Huff most recently served as associate dean of administration at VCU’s School of the Arts in Qatar. As associate dean of business and administration, Huff will oversee the business and administrative enterprise for the School of Nursing, including budget […]

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February 17, 2017

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DNP student elected president of Central Virginia Chapter of the National Black Nurses Association

Tamara Broadnax, RN, NEA-BC (M.S.’07/N), a DNP student at the VCU School of Nursing and director of Telemedicine at VCU Health, has been elected president of the Central Virginia Chapter of the National Black Nurses Association (CVCNBNA) for a two-year term. CVCNBNA, in collaboration with the National Black Nurses Association (NBNA), is a professional nursing […]

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February 16, 2017

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School of Nursing celebrates its African American history, the legacy of St. Philip School of Nursing

In recognition of February as Black History Month, the VCU School of Nursing celebrates its history as one of the first schools in Virginia to provide nursing education to African American women. During the segregation era, MCV founded the St. Philip School of Nursing in 1920 to train African American women as nurses. The school […]

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