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DNP program accepting applications for spring 2019 enrollment

September 17, 2018

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VCU School of Nursing is accepting applications for spring 2019 enrollment in its Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program, ranked among the top 50 DNP programs nationwide by U.S. News and World Report.  Guaranteed admission is being offered to graduates of our M.S. program who earned a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.  Apply today! For more information, contact Shelly […]

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Nursing students volunteer at free medical clinic in Emporia

July 6, 2018

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Several VCU School of Nursing seniors and a faculty member were among a VCU group that volunteered recently at a two-day Remote Area Medical (RAM) outreach event held in Emporia, Virginia. RAM is an organization that helps coordinate free health care events throughout the country, providing patients with the option to be seen by multiple […]

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VCU School of Nursing receives $2.6M award to improve educational and clinical practices in primary care setting

May 24, 2018

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The VCU School of Nursing has received a $2.6 million award to advance nursing’s influence in the primary care setting through educational and clinical practice improvements. The award from the Health Resources and Services Administration in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services was granted to Tamara Zurakowski, Ph.D., clinical associate professor and director […]

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Graduate programs still accepting applications for fall entry

March 12, 2018

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VCU School of Nursing is still accepting applications for fall 2018 entry into its master’s and doctoral programs. The deadline is April 15. The master’s concentrations include: Adult-gerontology primary care nurse practitioner Psychiatric and mental health nurse practitioner Family nurse practitioner Adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioner Nursing administration and leadership online Our doctoral programs include DNP […]

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Debra Barksdale shares her journey from humble beginnings to nurse leader

March 7, 2018

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“One of the guiding principles of my life is, ‘To whom much is given, much is required.’” What an inspiring quote from Debra Barksdale, Ph.D., FNP-BC, CNE, FAANP, FAAN, associate dean of academic affairs and Nursing Alumni Endowed Professor at the VCU School of Nursing. Read a feature story on her journey from humble beginning to […]

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

February 5, 2018

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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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Nursing Students Without Borders provides health outreach to Guatemalan villagers

January 28, 2018

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Nursing Students Without Borders (NSWB) at VCU recently returned from an annual community service trip to the Highlands Region of Guatemala, where members provided health outreach to villagers. Led by Mary Falk, M.S.N, RN, CCRN, PCCN, CNL, clinical instructor and NSWB faculty adviser, the students who attended include Paige Greene, Alicia Wickert, Kelly Hines, Kaitlyn Patterson, […]

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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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