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VCU School of Nursing welcomes new Clinical Learning Center director

October 17, 2017

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Kimberly Curry-Lourenco, Ph.D., M.S.N., M.Ed., RN, CHSE, has joined the VCU School of Nursing as clinical assistant professor and director of the Clinical Learning Center. She mostly recently served as associate professor and coordinator of instruction and technology at the Beazley School of Nursing, Tidewater Community College. Curry-Lourenco earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in […]

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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 welcomes new faculty and staff

September 7, 2017

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VCU School of Nursing recently welcomed several  new faculty and staff. The following have joined the school since July 1: Michael R. Bleich, Ph.D., RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, president and CEO of NursDynamics, LLC, has joined the school for a one-year visiting senior professorship. A recognized scholar and thought leader, Bleich has held clinical, consultative, service, […]

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Debra Barksdale named AACN Wharton Fellow

August 29, 2017

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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, was recently named an American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Wharton Fellow. Barksdale completed the AACN Wharton Executive Leadership Program, a world-class enrichment program launched in collaboration with the Wharton School of […]

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VCU School of Nursing convocation features an investiture ceremony, new mission unveiling and more

August 24, 2017

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VCU School of Nursing held its annual convocation Aug. 22 to welcome faculty and staff to a new academic year. The convocation included a State of the School address by Jean Giddens, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, dean and professor, as well as a guest speaker, Salvatore Tagliareni, discussing leadership. Other activities included team exercises to help […]

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VCU School of Nursing dean to receive one of NLN’s highest honors

August 22, 2017

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The National League for Nursing announced this week that Jean Giddens, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, dean and professor, Doris B. Yingling Endowed Chair at the VCU School of Nursing, will receive one of its highest honors on Sept. 16 at the 2017 NLN Education Summit in San Diego, California. Giddens, selected from a competitive field of […]

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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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