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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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Graduating master’s students present final projects

May 10, 2017

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Master’s program students in the family nurse practitioner concentration recently presented their final synthesis project posters. The projects reflected the variety and breadth of the students’ clinical interests and experiences. View more photos on the school’s Facebook page.

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Senior student Indira Miller featured in VCU News Center article

May 9, 2017

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Senior nursing student Indira Miller is featured in a VCU News Center story about some of the stellar students graduating this month. Miller discussed her time at VCU and involvement in student activities. She has been very active within the School of Nursing, serving as a nursing student ambassador and president of the student organization […]

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Students present service-learning posters

May 8, 2017

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Graduating seniors in Community Health Nursing (NURS 416) recently presented posters on identifying and addressing health problems in the community. The posters represent the culmination of their service-learning projects, which involved working with seven different communities this semester. View more photos on the school’s Facebook page.

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Beth Elias selected to serve as co-chair of TIGER committee

April 27, 2017

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Beth Elias, Ph.D., M.S., associate professor, has been selected to serve as co-chair of the Technology Informatics Guiding Education Reform (TIGER) committee. Developed by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, TIGER is a grassroots initiative focused on education reform and interprofessional community development. TIGER aims to maximize the integration of technology and informatics into […]

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Jean Giddens is the newly elected president of VACN

April 20, 2017

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Jean Giddens, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, dean and professor at the VCU School of Nursing, is the newly elected president of the Virginia Association of Colleges of Nursing (VACN).  VACN’s mission is to advance the quality of baccalaureate and graduate nursing education in Virginia in order to improve health care. Membership is comprised of nursing deans […]

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