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VCU School of Nursing Ph.D. students succeed on final dissertation defenses

July 16, 2019

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Congratulations to VCU School of Nursing Ph.D. students Amber Paulus, RN, CPHQ, and Emily Cochran, RN(B.S.’12/N), on their successful final dissertation defenses. Paulus’ dissertation is titled “Factors Associated with Hospital Readmissions Among United States Dialysis Facilities” and Cochran’s dissertation is titled “Hospital Characteristics Associated with Hospital Acquired Condition (HAC) Reduction Program Payment Penalties Across Program Years.” […]

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Alumna named Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Woman of the Year in Virginia

July 12, 2019

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VCU School of Nursing alumna Jenn Brigle (B.S.’14/N) was named the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Woman of the Year in Virginia. An accelerated B.S. program graduate, she is a pediatric oncology nurse at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU. She said this honor is meaningful to her because of her work with children. Read more.

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DNP graduate Robert Powell featured in VCU Graduate School alumni spotlight

July 3, 2019

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Robert L. Powell, FNP-BC (DNP‘18/N), is featured in an alumni profile on the VCU Graduate School website. “VCU attracted a broad range of master’s prepared nurses for its first DNP cohort and that diversity helped make the program memorable.” Powell said. “Using evidence-based practice, each of us was allowed to create a unique project that […]

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Dean Jean Giddens and alumnae recognized by MCV Foundation Board of Trustees

June 20, 2019

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Jean Giddens, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, dean and the Doris B. Yingling Endowed Chair, recently received the Robert Irby Award from the MCV Foundation Board of Trustees. The Irby Award was established in 2001 in memory of Robert Irby, M.D., an MCV rheumatologist who was devoted to securing financial support for the MCV Campus. Giddens was […]

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VCU School of Nursing recognizes 219 new graduates

May 15, 2019

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VCU School of Nursing recognized 219 new graduates at the Spring 2019 Recognition Ceremony held May 10 at the Siegel Center. Jean Giddens, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, dean and professor, challenged each graduate to embrace opportunities both individually and collectively within the nursing profession. “This requires becoming involved and engaged within professional organizations and initiatives,” she […]

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Nurses Week message from Dean Jean Giddens

May 6, 2019

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Happy Nurses Week! On behalf of the VCU School of Nursing, we thank our 4 million colleagues for making a difference in healthcare through your leadership and compassion. Together we strive to ensure that patients receive safe and quality care, that each patient is heard and valued, that all people have access to the care […]

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Senior nurse researcher featured on 8News for Parkinson’s research

April 29, 2019

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In case you missed it, Ingrid Pretzer-Aboff, Ph.D., RN, FGSA, associate professor and senior nurse researcher at the VCU School of Nursing, was interviewed as part of an WRIC 8News story about her co-leading a research project on testing vibration therapy to help Parkinson’s patients who have trouble walking. The project is being funded by […]

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Reunion Weekend Alumni Awards Ceremony

April 18, 2019

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The first weekend of April brought a lot of excitement to the School of Nursing as we celebrated alumni from class years ending in ‘9 and ‘4, along with our St. Philip alumnae and grand alumni. Reunion attendees were invited back on campus for a weekend of activities including a lunch and tour at the MCV […]

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Join us for Reunion Weekend April 5-7

March 21, 2019

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Richmond Historic Trolley Tour, MCV Campus Block Party, Entrepreneurship in Health Care Forum… these are just a few of the great events planned for Reunion Weekend April 5-7 to reconnect alumni with VCU School of Nursing and with each other. If your graduation year ends in ‘9 or ‘4, make sure you check out the […]

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VCU’s DNP program moves up in the top 50 rankings

March 13, 2019

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VCU School of Nursing’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program continues to be ranked among the nation’s best graduate programs. The program has moved up to No. 44 in the latest U.S. News and World Report rankings. Read more. We’re still accepting applications for fall 2019 enrollment. Apply today! 

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