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Nursing students to participate in the 2017 Cordoba Exchange Program

May 5, 2017

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Four VCU School of Nursing students have been selected to participate in the “Nursing in Spain” program, also known as the Cordoba Program. Kaitlin Boyden, Erin Dymon, Staci Fraley and Amy Heng will travel to Cordoba, Spain to participate in a three-week observational experience. They will learn about Spain’s community-based health care system, the role […]

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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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VCU School of Nursing recognizes two retiring faculty members

May 3, 2017

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The VCU School of Nursing recently recognized two retiring faculty members, Susan Johnson, Ph.D., RN, NEA-BC, clinical assistant professor and coordinator of the RN to B.S. program, and Jeanne Walter, Ph.D., RN, FAAMA, clinical assistant professor and director of undergraduate programs. Jean Giddens, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, dean of the School of Nursing, presented each of […]

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Beth Elias selected to serve as co-chair of TIGER committee

April 27, 2017

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Beth Elias, Ph.D., M.S., associate professor, has been selected to serve as co-chair of the Technology Informatics Guiding Education Reform (TIGER) committee. Developed by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, TIGER is a grassroots initiative focused on education reform and interprofessional community development. TIGER aims to maximize the integration of technology and informatics into […]

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Nancy Jallo elected chair of Physicians for Peace

April 21, 2017

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Nancy Jallo, Ph.D., RNC, FNP-BC, WHNP-BC, CNS, associate professor, is the first nurse to be elected chair of the Physicians for Peace (PFP) Board of Directors. Headquartered in Norfolk, Va., PFP is a nonprofit corporation with partner locations in Columbia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Guatemala and Malawi. PFP partners with communities in underserved regions globally […]

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Jean Giddens is the newly elected president of VACN

April 20, 2017

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Jean Giddens, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, dean and professor at the VCU School of Nursing, is the newly elected president of the Virginia Association of Colleges of Nursing (VACN).  VACN’s mission is to advance the quality of baccalaureate and graduate nursing education in Virginia in order to improve health care. Membership is comprised of nursing deans […]

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Alumna Aimee Reyes featured on the VCU News Center for receiving Virginia’s Caring University scholarship

April 5, 2017

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Aimee Reyes, RN (B.S.’11/N), clinical nurse at VCU Medical Center, was recently featured on VCU News Center as being one of 105 students who has benefited from Virginia’s Caring University scholarship. Reyes was awarded the scholarship after her acceptance into the School of Nursing’s accelerated Bachelor of Science program. Since 2005, the VCU Staff Senate has raised more than $110,000 […]

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Alumnus Tod Brindle named vice president of Integrated Healing Technologies

March 31, 2017

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Tod Brindle, M.S., RN, CWOCN (M.S.’11/N), a Ph.D. student with the VCU School of Nursing, has been named vice president of clinical affairs with Integrated Healing Technologies (IHT), a negative pressure wound therapy and advanced wound care company in Franklin, Tenn. He previously served as nurse clinician and clinical administrator with the wound care team […]

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Alumna Sharon Pratt Lapkin selected to join the Nursing Board at the American Health Council

March 21, 2017

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Sharon Pratt Lapkin, RN (M.S.’01/N), administrative director and senior risk manager at Bon Secours Health System, Inc., has been selected to join the Nursing Board at the American Health Council. Lapkin has more than 23 years of experience in the nursing field. In her current role, she has been responsible for mitigating risk, decreasing financial […]

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