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VCU School of Nursing hosts Minorities in Nursing panel

December 4, 2019

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VCU School of Nursing hosted a panel discussion yesterday on “Minorities in Nursing” for students in NURS 496 and others who were interested in hearing minority nurses share their experiences working in the field. Genevieve Beaird, Ph.D., RNC-OB, CNE, clinical assistant professor, facilitated the panel as part of a series of optional panel talks on […]

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Carla Nye recognized as a finalist for VNF Leadership Excellence Award

October 9, 2019

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Carla Nye, DNP, CPNP-BC, CNE, CHSE, associate clinical professor and master’s program director at the VCU School of Nursing, was announced recently as a finalist of the Virginia Nurses Foundation’s 2019 Leadership Excellence Award in the nurse educator category. Nye was recognized Sept. 21 at the VNF Gala, an annual event honoring the exceptional work […]

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Lana Sargent receives grant to support research on dementia in minority older adults

July 29, 2019

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Lana Sargent, Ph.D., RN, FNP-C, GNP-BC, assistant professor at the VCU School of Nursing, and a team of VCU faculty and staff were selected to receive a $50,000 grant supported by the VCU Presidential Research Quest Fund (PeRQ) and funds from the VCU School of Nursing. The project, titled “Detection of Dementia in Ethnic/Racial Minority […]

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VCU School of Nursing faculty selected as fellows of the American Academy of Nursing

June 26, 2019

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Two VCU School of Nursing faculty members will receive one of the most prestigious honors in nursing this fall when they are inducted into the American Academy of Nursing. Suzanne Ameringer, Ph.D., RN, professor and assistant dean for research, scholarship, and innovation; and Theresa Swift-Scanlan, Ph.D., RN, the Ellen Fontaine Winston Distinguished Professor and director […]

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Dean Jean Giddens and alumnae recognized by MCV Foundation Board of Trustees

June 20, 2019

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Jean Giddens, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, dean and the Doris B. Yingling Endowed Chair, recently received the Robert Irby Award from the MCV Foundation Board of Trustees. The Irby Award was established in 2001 in memory of Robert Irby, M.D., an MCV rheumatologist who was devoted to securing financial support for the MCV Campus. Giddens was […]

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Jo Robins receives funding for course redesign

May 29, 2019

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Jo Robins, Ph.D., RN, ANP-BC, CHTP, AHN-C, an associate professor at the VCU School of Nursing, is leading a multi-disciplinary team receiving funding to redesign NURS 371: Evidence-Based Practice through the VCU Course Redesign Program, sponsored by the Office of the Provost. This new campus-wide initiative focuses on the redesign of large-enrollment, multi-section undergraduate courses using […]

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School of Nursing Staff Assembly volunteers at the Church Hill House

May 16, 2019

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Several members of VCU School of Nursing’s Staff Assembly recently volunteered during a luncheon for residents at the Church Hill House, one of the school’s Richmond Health and Wellness program partners. Volunteers included Demmie Pennix, human resources administrator; LaToya Blizzard, faculty affairs coordinator; Delores Armstrong, finance and human resources director; Erica Edler, clinical placement coordinator; […]

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Nurses Week message from Dean Jean Giddens

May 6, 2019

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Happy Nurses Week! On behalf of the VCU School of Nursing, we thank our 4 million colleagues for making a difference in healthcare through your leadership and compassion. Together we strive to ensure that patients receive safe and quality care, that each patient is heard and valued, that all people have access to the care […]

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Senior nurse researcher featured on 8News for Parkinson’s research

April 29, 2019

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In case you missed it, Ingrid Pretzer-Aboff, Ph.D., RN, FGSA, associate professor and senior nurse researcher at the VCU School of Nursing, was interviewed as part of an WRIC 8News story about her co-leading a research project on testing vibration therapy to help Parkinson’s patients who have trouble walking. The project is being funded by […]

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School of Nursing faculty member elected AHA fellow

April 23, 2019

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Kyungeh An, Ph.D.,RN, FAHA, associate professor at the VCU School of Nursing, was elected a fellow of the American Heart Association. Fellowship recognizes and awards premium professional members for excellence, innovative and sustained contributions in the areas of scholarship, practice and/or education, and volunteer service within the AHA/ASA. An has been a member of AHA […]

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