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VCU School of Nursing recognizes 161 new graduates

December 14, 2017

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VCU School of Nursing recognized 161 graduates at the Fall 2017 Recognition Ceremony held Dec. 8 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. A highlight of the ceremony was the presentation of a $1,714.90 check from the Accelerated B.S. Class of 2017. The funds will go toward scholarships. Another highlight was the presentation of awards to […]

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VCU School of Nursing students participate in HealthHacks competition

December 6, 2017

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Six VCU School of Nursing students in the accelerated class graduating December 2017 participated in VCU’s second annual HealthHacks in early November.  Similar in structure to computer-coding focused hackathons, HealthHacks is a design sprint where students work in interdisciplinary teams to develop proposed solutions for unmet medical needs that are presented by medical practitioners. The […]

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VCU Nursing joins community partners in offering free flu shots

November 16, 2017

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VCU School of Nursing recently partnered with 7th District City Councilwoman Cynthia Newbille, Bon Secours Richmond Health System, Richmond City Health District, and the Instructive Visiting Nurse Association to offer city residents free flu shots. Students and faculty administered the vaccinations at the Sarah Garland Jones Center in the East End. Below are photos of […]

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Beth Rodgers receives VNF Leadership Excellence Award

November 8, 2017

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Beth Rodgers, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, chair of the Department of Adult Health and Nursing Systems and Nursing Alumni Endowed Professor at the VCU School of Nursing, was the awarded the Virginia Nurses Foundation 2017 Leadership Excellence Award in the Nurse Educator category. The award recognizes nurses for their commitment to the advancement of nursing knowledge. […]

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Dawn Goldstein named 2017-2018 Clinical Scholar

October 26, 2017

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Dawn Goldstein, Ph.D., RN, PMHNP-BC, CCM, clinical assistant professor at the VCU School of Nursing, has been selected as the 2017-2018 Clinical Scholar.  The Clinical Scholars program enhances the expertise of clinical faculty through supporting scholarly projects in teaching and clinical practice. Goldstein’s project will be “Telehealth Simulation: Innovative education in graduate nursing curricula.”

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VCU School of Nursing hosts Growth4VA press conference

October 3, 2017

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VCU School of Nursing’s Clinical Learning Center (CLC) was the site of a press conference recently to announce the university’s support of the newly launched Growth4VA campaign. Growth4VA will focus on promoting reform and reinvestment in Virginia’s top-ranked higher education system. The campaign, backed by a partnership of higher education and business leaders, focuses on […]

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VCU School of Nursing associate dean receives UVA Distinguished Alumni Award

September 28, 2017

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Debra Barksdale, Ph.D., FNP-BC, CNE, FAANP, FAAN, ANEF, associate dean of academic affairs and Nursing Alumni Endowed Professor at the VCU School of Nursing, recently received the University of Virginia (UVA) School of Nursing’s Distinguished Alumni Award, the school’s highest honor to recognize alumni for their contributions to the nursing profession. A nationally known educator, researcher, […]

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VCU School of Nursing faculty members earn Ph.D. degrees in Nursing Science

September 27, 2017

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Three VCU School of Nursing faculty members recently earned Ph.D. degrees in Nursing Science at the Medical University of South Carolina. They include: Shelly Orr, Ph.D., M.S.N., RN, CNE, clinical assistant professor, successfully defended her dissertation, “The EFFECT (End-oF-liFE-CommunicaTion) Study, The Acceptability, Feasibility, and Potential Impact of Using Mortality Prediction Scores for Initiating End-of-Life Goals […]

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VCU School of Nursing hosts students from the University of Cordoba

June 27, 2017

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The VCU School of Nursing is hosting a group of nursing students from the University of Cordoba (UCO) in Spain through an exchange program that provides the opportunity for them to learn about the health care system and nursing education in the U.S. A group of VCU nursing students visited UCO in early June. Both […]

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VCU Nursing deans named NLN Academy of Nursing Education fellows

June 7, 2017

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The VCU School of Nursing is pleased to announce that Jean Giddens, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, professor and dean, and Debra Barksdale, Ph.D., FNP-BC, CNE, FAANP, FAAN, professor and associate dean of academic affairs, will be inducted into the National League for Nursing’s (NLN) Academy of Nursing Education at the league’s annual summit in September. Giddens and Barksdale are among 15 […]

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