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NSWB hosts bake sale to benefit local nonprofit

February 14, 2017

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Nursing Students Without Borders (NSWB) of VCU will host a bake sale now through Friday, Feb. 17, in front of Younger Auditorium at the VCU School of Nursing. Funds collected will support The Doorways, a Richmond-based nonprofit organization. Baked goods are being sold for $1 each. Future bake sales will be held: March 13-17 April 10-14 […]

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NSWB provides health education to Guatemalan women

January 18, 2017

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Nursing Students Without Borders (NSWB) of VCU recently returned from a community service trip to Guatemala, where members provided health education to women villagers. Nine students, accompanied by Mary Falk, M.S.N, RN, CCRN, PCCN, CNL, clinical instructor, spent the week working with indigenous Mayan women who are training to be nurse midwives. The group conducted […]

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Community Health Nursing students present service-learning posters

December 6, 2016

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Today VCU School of Nursing students in Community Health Nursing (NURS 416) presented posters on identifying and addressing health problems in the community. The posters represent the culmination of the students’ evidence-based service-learning projects to prevent disease, as well as promote and preserve the health of populations at risk. The students worked with nine different […]

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Candace Johnson featured on VCU Division of Community Engagement website

December 6, 2016

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Candace Johnson, Ph.D., M.P.H., RN, assistant professor, is featured on the VCU Division of Community Engagement (DCE) website.. To commemorate its 10th anniversary, DCE is highlighting VCU faculty members who are exemplary community engaged scholars. Read Johnson’s profile here. Dr. Candace Johnson

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SON students participate in flu shot clinic

November 16, 2016

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VCU School of Nursing Accelerated B.S. students recently participated in a flu shot clinic for residents of all ages at Greenleigh Mobile Home Community in Chester, Va. during their Community Health Nursing class. The students administered flu vaccines and educated residents on the Zika virus. Accelerated B.S. students at Greenleigh Mobile Home Community

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NSWB collects gifts for Operation Christmas Child

November 15, 2016

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VCU’s Nursing Students Without Borders (NSWB) will be collecting gifts for Samaritan’s Purse’s annual Operation Christmas Child event now through Friday, Nov. 18 in the Student Lounge at the School of Nursing. This nationwide effort brings gifts to children around the world that normally wouldn’t receive them for various economic reasons. To participate, fill a shoe […]

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VCU School of Nursing partners with UnitedHealthcare to provide free weekly meals to local seniors

November 1, 2016

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VCU School of Nursing has partnered with UnitedHealthcare to help reduce hunger and social isolation among seniors. On Oct. 27, the nation’s largest health insurer awarded a $25,000 grant to the School of Nursing to fund free weekly student-catered meals at three senior apartment communities. The donation was presented at Dominion Place, one of the senior communities […]

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Alumna Paula Saxby to receive VCU Volunteer Service Award 

October 4, 2016

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VCU School of Nursing alumna Paula Saxby (M.S.’85/N; Ph.D.’92/N), deputy executive director at the Virginia Board of Nursing, will be awarded the MCVAA Outstanding Alumnus Award at the 2016 VCU Alumni Volunteer Service Awards ceremony on Friday, Oct. 28. The VCU Alumni Volunteer Service Awards, celebrated biennially, honor alumni who have worked with particular devotion to […]

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Nursing students and alumni volunteer at nation’s largest medical outreach event

July 29, 2016

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Several VCU School of Nursing students, alumni and a faculty member were among a VCU group that volunteered recently at the nation’s largest free medical outreach event held in Wise, Va. The RAM clinic (Remote Area Medical) provides free medical care to more than 2,000 medically underserved individuals from Southwest Virginia, West Virginia and Tennessee.  […]

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NURS 416 posters featured at Chesterfield Health Department

June 2, 2016

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Community and Population Health Nursing (NURS 416) students assigned to the Chesterfield Health Department for their clinical experience participated in a student-learning initiative aimed to inform the community of the threat of infection from Zika virus. Their posters are on display within the Chesterfield Health Department for all residents to view. The purpose of the poster is to inform the viewing community […]

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