October 13, 2014

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Patricia Kinser Receives CCTR Endowment Fund Grant

Patricia Kinser, Ph.D., WHNP-BC, RN, assistant professor in the Department of Family & Community Health Nursing, was awarded a $50,000 grant from the CCTR Endowment Fund to support her study, titled “Social, environmental, and epigenetic mechanisms underlying postpartum depression: A pilot study.” Kinser’s study involves following women through their pregnancies and into the postpartum period […]

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October 13, 2014

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Alumna Mamoona Arif-Rahu’s Research Featured in MD News Article

Mamoona Arif-Rahu, RN, CCRN (Ph.D. ’10/N), clinical nurse specialist in critical care at VCU Medical Center, was featured in an MD News story on her recent study published in the American Journal of Critical Care. Arif-Rahu was the lead author of a study on how certain facial muscles may help assess pain in critically ill non-communicative patients. Both […]

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October 13, 2014

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Alumna Stephanie Ferguson Receives ANCC Award

The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) recently presented Stephanie Ferguson, Ph.D. RN, FAAN (M.S. ’87/N), international health care consultant, with the HRH Princess Muna Al-Hussein Award in recognition of her dedication to nursing and significant contributions to health care across borders. The Award was presented at the 2014 ANCC National Magnet Conference in Dallas, Texas. Ferguson was selected for […]

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October 2, 2014

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Three-time Alumna Lauren Goodloe Receives VNA Nancy Vance Award

Lauren Goodloe (B.S. ‘83/N; M.S. ‘88/N; Ph.D. ‘00/N), assistant dean for clinical operations at the VCU School of Nursing, was recognized with the Nancy Vance Award at the Virginia Nurses Foundation’s annual gala held Sept. 27 at the Jefferson Hotel. The Nancy Vance Award, the highest award given by the Virginia Nurses Association, honors and […]

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September 29, 2014

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Senior Nursing Student Susan Ghodrat Featured in VCU News Center Story

Senior nursing student Susan Ghodrat is featured in a story on the VCU News Center for her participation in the UROP program. The story highlights her work with Jo Robins, Ph.D., RN, ANP-BC, AHN-C, HTP, assistant professor in the Department of Family and Community Health Nursing, on a study titled “Exploring the Relationships between Mindfulness […]

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September 29, 2014

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Fay Parpart Participates in Radio Interview on Public Housing Resource Centers

Fay Parpart, M.S., RN, ANP-BC, AACRN, clinical assistant professor in the Department of Family and Community Health Nursing, was one of several nurses interviewed by Charles Fishburne of the NPR affiliate WCVE about the upcoming opening of the Gilpin Court Resource Center. The Richmond City Health District (RCHD) operates Community Resource Centers in partnership with […]

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September 29, 2014

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Student Nurse Association Hosts Extra Life Fundraiser to Benefit Children on October 25

The VCU Student Nurse Association is on a mission to save kids through video games, and we need your help. Each of us has chosen our local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital where thousands of children are treated each year, regardless of their family’s ability to pay. These kids are facing scary stuff like cancer, cystic […]

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September 28, 2014

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VCU Nursing Faculty Present at CANS Annual Conference

VCU School of Nursing faculty had more than 25 presentations at the recent Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science  (CANS) annual conference in Washington, D.C. The conference examined future directions in science for optimizing health in the face of increasingly complex health needs and health systems. Sessions focused on the ways nurse scientists are […]

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September 22, 2014

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VCU School of Nursing Welcomes New Faculty

The Virginia Commonwealth University School of Nursing recently welcomed several new faculty members, bringing a diverse mix of teaching, clinical and research interests that range from quality and safety in rural health care to wellness for low-income seniors.  New faculty members include: Marianne Baernholdt, Ph.D., MPH, RN, FAAN, is a professor and director of the […]

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September 4, 2014

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Tracye Proffitt Passes National Certified Nurse Educator Examination

Tracye Proffitt, M.S., RN, ACNS-BC, CCRN, clinical instructor in the Department of Adult Health and Nursing Systems, passed the national Certified Nurse Educator exam. Certification helps faculty demonstrate their expertise in nursing education and assures students and peers that the highest levels of excellence are being met. Tracye Proffitt  

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