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SON hosts lecture on patient-centered care in Swiss acute care hospitals

June 21, 2017

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As part of the Langston Center for Quality, Safety and Innovation Lecture Series, Stefanie Bachnick, M.S.N., RN, research assistant and Ph.D. student at the Institute of Nursing Science in Basel, Switzerland, presented “Patient-centered Care in Swiss Acute Care Hospitals: Results of a Cross-sectional Multi-center Study” on June 20. Bachnick focused on clinicians’ roles in communicating […]

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Langston Quality Scholars team to present at a National Academy of Medicine Workshop

March 16, 2017

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The Langston Center for Quality, Safety and Innovation recently graduated its first cohort of Langston Quality Scholars. One of the teams has been invited to present Thursday, April 6 at the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) workshop “Exploring a Business Case for High-Value Continuing Professional Development (CPD).” Amy Dean, RN, nurse clinician at VCU Health, and […]

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Marianne Baernholdt to be awarded the Anthony J. Jannetti Award for Extraordinary Contributions to Health Care

March 14, 2017

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Marianne Baernholdt, Ph.D., M.P.H., RN, FAAN, director of the Langston Center for Quality, Safety and Innovation, has been selected as the 2018 recipient of the Anthony J. Jannetti Award for Extraordinary Contributions to Health Care, awarded by the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN). This is the most prestigious award presented by AMSN. Selection criteria include […]

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Marianne Baernholdt appointed to National Collaborative for Improving the Clinical Learning Environment Task Force

November 17, 2016

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Marianne Baernholdt, Ph.D., M.P.H., RN, FAAN, director of the Langston Center for Quality, Safety and Innovation, has been appointed to the National Collaborative for Improving the Clinical Learning Environment (NCICLE) Patient Safety Task Force as the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses representative. Task force members will develop an NCICLE guidance document for building patient […]

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Marianne Baernholdt appointed chair-elect of American Academy of Nursing panel

October 26, 2016

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Marianne Baernholdt, Ph.D., M.P.H., RN, FAAN, director of the Langston Center for Quality, Safety and Innovation, was appointed chair-elect of the American Academy of Nursing’s (AAN) Expert Panel on Quality Health Care for a three-year term.  Panel members are experts in quality health care policy, research, measurement, and practice and Academy members interested in these […]

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Langston Center hosts lecture on critical care nurses’ experiences with withdrawal of life sustaining treatments

October 25, 2016

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The Langston Center for Quality, Safety and Innovation recently hosted a lecture on “Critical care nurses’ experiences of withdrawal of treatment: A systematic review of the qualitative evidence,” presented by Nikolaos Efstathiou, Ph.D., MSc, RGN, PGCEd, a lecturer in the School of Nursing at the University of Birmingham (United Kingdom) and an adjunct professor at […]

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Langston Center hosts annual symposium on wellbeing of health care practitioners

October 18, 2016

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The Langston Center for Quality, Safety and Innovation hosted its annual symposium on Oct. 13, focusing on the topic “Developing a System that Promotes the Wellbeing of Health Care Practitioners.” The audience included an interprofessional mix of more than 60 practitioners, students and faculty. Nancy Langston, Ph.D., the retired dean of the School of Nursing […]

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VCU DNP student quoted in Dailynurse.com article on opioid crisis

September 7, 2016

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Peggie Powell, M.S.N., APRN, FNP-BC, a DNP student at the VCU School of Nursing, recently shared her expertise for a DailyNurse.com article on addressing the opioid crisis. Powell is a family nurse practitioner at VCU Community Memorial Hospital Pain Management Services, an affiliate of VCU Health, in South Hill, Va. Click here to view the article.

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Langston Center hosts collaboration in health care lecture

April 27, 2016

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The Langston Center for Quality, Safety and Innovation recently hosted a lecture on “Enhancing Collaboration: Towards an Evidence Informed Future in Health Care Quality,” presented by Sean P. Clarke, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, professor and associate dean, Undergraduate Program, Connell School of Nursing, Boston College. Clarke discussed the history of interprofessional health care teams and how high […]

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School of Nursing hosts grand opening of Langston Center for Quality, Safety and Innovation

November 5, 2015

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During a presentation at Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Nursing last week, American Academy of Nursing immediate past president Diana Mason, Ph.D., challenged attendees to envision a health care model that puts patient safety and quality care at the forefront. “We have to redefine what we mean by health care and focus on improving the […]

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