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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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VCU School of Nursing honors donors at annual Cabaniss Society Dinner

October 30, 2017

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VCU School of Nursing recently held its 23rd Annual Sadie Heath Cabaniss Society Dinner at the Jefferson Hotel to honor donors who have made significant contributions to the school. More than 120 faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends were on hand for the event, which included a reception, dinner, a funding priorities update and awards. […]

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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 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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