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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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Shelly Orr to serve as president for Richmond Chapter of AACN

June 5, 2017

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Shelly Orr, M.S.N., RN, CNE, clinical assistant professor with the VCU School of Nursing, will become president of the Greater Richmond Area Chapter of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) for the 2017-2018 year. Orr has been serving as president-elect of the association.

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Mary Falk graduates from Teaching in Medical Education Faculty Fellows Program

June 1, 2017

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Mary Falk, M.S.N., RN, CCRN, PCCN, CNL, clinical instructor with the VCU School of Nursing, graduated from the Teaching in Medical Education Faculty Fellows Program (TiME) offered through the VCU School of Education. The TiME Program seeks to develop teaching expertise and excellence in faculty who are primarily trained as clinicians. Falk is the first […]

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School of Nursing faculty present at 2017 NINR Center Directors Meeting

May 31, 2017

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The VCU School of Nursing was recently invited to present a poster delineating the accomplishments, activities, outcomes and sustainability of the Center for Biobehavioral Clinical Research (CBCR) at the 2017 National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) Center Directors Meeting in Bethesda, Maryland. Poster authors included Suzanne Ameringer, Ph.D., RN, associate professor; R.K. Elswick, Jr., Ph.D., […]

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Recent graduate, retired faculty recognized by VCU Center for Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Care

May 30, 2017

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New alumna Indira Miller (B.S.’17/N) was recently awarded the Student Excellence in Interprofessionalism Recognition Award from the VCU Center for Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Care. This award recognizes students who have demonstrated significant involvement and promotion of interprofessional activities. Retiring faculty members Jeanne Walter, Ph.D., RN, FAAMA, and Susan C Johnson, Ph.D., RN, NEA-BC, were […]

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Deborah McGuire serves on Oncology Nursing Society panel

May 25, 2017

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Deborah McGuire, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, associate dean for Research, Scholarship, and Innovation, served on a mock National Institutes of Health-style grant review panel for the Oncology Nursing Society’s Oncology Nurse Scientist Intensive on May 3. McGuire was one of four nationally competitively selected faculty members to serve on the panel. The faculty panel reviewed the grant applications of 10 […]

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Dawn Goldstein receives certificate for poster submission

May 18, 2017

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Dawn Goldstein, Ph.D., RN, PMHNP-BC, CCM, clinical assistant professor, attended the TriService Nursing Research Program: Research and Evidence-Based Practice Dissemination course in Ellicott City, Maryland. Her abstract, “Compassion Fatigue among U.S. Military RNs Post Overseas Deployment,” scored in the top 20 poster submissions, earning her a certificate. Goldstein serves as an Army Nurse Corps MAJ […]

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Art of Nursing program featured in Style Weekly

May 5, 2017

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The Art of Nursing program, a collaboration between the VCU School of Nursing, VCU Department of Art Education and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, was recently featured in Style Weekly. Carley Lovell, M.S., M.A., RN, WHNP-BC, clinical assistant professor, oversees the program, which focuses on using art to promote health and healing. Read the […]

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VCU School of Nursing faculty members serve on Richmond VCNP Board of Directors

May 4, 2017

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Rachel Cloutier, M.S., RN, ACNP-BC, clinical instructor, recently became president of the Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners Richmond Region Board of Directors. Cloutier had previously been president-elect of the board. Shelly Smith, DNP, APRN-BC, clinical assistant professor and director of the DNP program, was appointed chair of the Government Relations Committee. Both terms begin in May 2017.

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