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VCU School of Nursing participates in WE CARE Festival

August 16, 2017

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Candace Johnson, Ph.D., M.P.H., RN, assistant professor at the VCU School of Nursing, recently shared health tips with attendees at the 11th Annual WE CARE Festival, the Northside’s largest event dedicated to health, wellness and community empowerment.  The festival’s name is an acronym for wellness, education, community awareness and resident empowerment. Johnson conducted blood pressure […]

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Deborah McGuire receives ISOO Distinguished Service Award

August 3, 2017

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Deborah McGuire, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, associate dean for Research, Scholarship, and Innovation, and the Florence E. Elliott Professor, was recently awarded the Distinguished Service Award from the International Society of Oral Oncology (ISOO). McGuire has more than 10 years of service to the organization, including her election as its first nurse president. The ISOO Distinguished […]

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Patricia Kinser appointed to State Board of Health

July 27, 2017

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Patricia Kinser, Ph.D., RN, WHNP-BC, FNAP, associate professor in the Department of Family and Community Health Nursing at the VCU School of Nursing, has been appointed by Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe to serve as a member of the State Board of Health. Kinser will serve a three-year term. The State Board of Health provides leadership […]

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School of Nursing holds nursing camp for high school students

July 11, 2017

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Several high school students from across the state had the opportunity to learn firsthand about nursing through a summer camp offered by the VCU School of Nursing in partnership with VCU Health. Established 12 years ago, the Nursing Explorations program was created to give high school students the opportunity to explore various fields in nursing […]

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SON hosts inaugural Feierstein Lecture on advancing nursing image and practice

July 6, 2017

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The nature and scope of innovation, as well as taking an idea and advancing it from research and practice channels to implementation was the focus of the inaugural Feierstein Lecture that drew 150 students, faculty, alumni and other health care practitioners recently to the VCU School of Nursing. Nationally renowned nurse leader Michael R. Bleich, […]

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Pam Parsons discusses community engagement program for Impact magazine

July 3, 2017

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Pam Parsons, Ph.D., GNP-BC, director of practice and community engagement at the VCU School of Nursing, is featured in Impact magazine, the donor publication of VCU’s Office of Development and Alumni Relations. She discussed her work with the Richmond Health and Wellness Program, a community-based, care coordination program focused on improving the health of indigent, […]

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Nursing students, faculty and alumni participate in RAM outreach event

June 28, 2017

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Several VCU School of Nursing students, faculty members and alumni were among a VCU group that volunteered recently at a Remote Area Medical (RAM) outreach event held at Greensville County High School in Emporia, Virginia. School of Nursing volunteers helped with triage, health screenings, pharmacy prescriptions and other needs. During the two-day event, volunteers registered […]

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Marianne Baernholdt participates in NIH health disparities study section

June 26, 2017

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Marianne Baernholdt, Ph.D., M.P.H., RN, FAAN, director of the Langston Center for Quality, Safety and Innovation, participated in the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) Health Disparities and Equity Promotion study section on June 19-20 in Washington, D.C. Baernholdt reviewed NIH grants focused on health disparities whether by race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation or geography.

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Patricia Kinser featured in VCU News Center article on summer reading lists

June 23, 2017

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Patricia Kinser, Ph.D., RN, WHNP-BC, FNAP, assistant professor in the Department of Family and Community Health Nursing at the VCU School of Nursing, was recently featured in a VCU News Center article about summer reading lists. She recommended the titles “Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy” by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant, […]

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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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