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VCU School of Nursing recognizes 136 new graduates for spring 2018

May 18, 2018

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VCU School of Nursing recognized 136 graduates at the Spring 2018 Recognition Ceremony held May 11 at the Siegel Center.  Among the graduates was the inaugural cohort of the school’s Doctor of Nursing Practice program. A highlight of the event was a candle lighting ceremony in honor of the school’s 125th anniversary. Another highlight was […]

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VCU School of Nursing has strong participation at SNRS

March 27, 2018

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VCU School of Nursing was well-represented at this year’s Southern Nursing Research Society annual meeting in Atlanta, Georgia. Among the highlights was the presentation of a third place student poster award to Amanda Hodges, a Ph.D. student. Her topic was “Symptom Experience of Adolescents with Concussion.”  In addition to Hodges’ presentation, other SON faculty and students […]

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DNP student wins first place for poster at VCNP annual conference

March 13, 2018

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Angie Smith,  AGACNP-BC (B.S.‘13/N; M.S.‘15/N), a DNP student at the VCU School of Nursing, won first place for her poster recently at the Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners annual conference in Reston.  Her topic was “Improving Hypertension Management in Adults: Evaluation of Community-Based Self-Measured Blood Pressure Monitoring Intervention.”

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Graduate programs still accepting applications for fall entry

March 12, 2018

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VCU School of Nursing is still accepting applications for fall 2018 entry into its master’s and doctoral programs. The deadline is April 15. The master’s concentrations include: Adult-gerontology primary care nurse practitioner Psychiatric and mental health nurse practitioner Family nurse practitioner Adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioner Nursing administration and leadership online Our doctoral programs include DNP […]

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Nursing Students Without Borders provides health outreach to Guatemalan villagers

January 28, 2018

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Nursing Students Without Borders (NSWB) at VCU recently returned from an annual community service trip to the Highlands Region of Guatemala, where members provided health outreach to villagers. Led by Mary Falk, M.S.N, RN, CCRN, PCCN, CNL, clinical instructor and NSWB faculty adviser, the students who attended include Paige Greene, Alicia Wickert, Kelly Hines, Kaitlyn Patterson, […]

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VCU DNP student selected to co-chair ANA telehealth panel

December 14, 2017

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VCU School of Nursing DNP student Tamara Broadnax, RN, NEA-BC, (M.S.’07/N), was selected to co-chair the National Connected Health/Telehealth Professional Issues Panel for the American Nurses Association. The panel will convene for approximately six to eight months to review and update ANA’s 12 Core Principles on Telehealth. Broadnax is director of Telemedicine at VCU Health System.

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VCU School of Nursing recognizes 161 new graduates

December 14, 2017

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VCU School of Nursing recognized 161 graduates at the Fall 2017 Recognition Ceremony held Dec. 8 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. A highlight of the ceremony was the presentation of a $1,714.90 check from the Accelerated B.S. Class of 2017. The funds will go toward scholarships. Another highlight was the presentation of awards to […]

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VCU School of Nursing students participate in HealthHacks competition

December 6, 2017

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Six VCU School of Nursing students in the accelerated class graduating December 2017 participated in VCU’s second annual HealthHacks in early November.  Similar in structure to computer-coding focused hackathons, HealthHacks is a design sprint where students work in interdisciplinary teams to develop proposed solutions for unmet medical needs that are presented by medical practitioners. The […]

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Sigma Theta Tau hosts From Boots to Suits clothing drive for veterans

October 19, 2017

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The Gamma Omega Chapter of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (SSTI), is hosting a clothing drive in collaboration with VCU Health System on Veteran’s Day, Friday, Nov. 1 from 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the front lobby of the VCU School of Nursing, and at VCU Health System at the top level […]

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NSWB volunteers for health outreach with Una Vida Sana

October 10, 2017

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Nursing Students Without Borders (NSWB) at VCU recently partnered with Una Vida Sana, an interdisciplinary service-learning initiative, to provide health screenings to Richmond’s Hispanic community at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. NSWB members collaborated with students from the Schools of Pharmacy and Medicine to conduct health screenings, including blood pressure and cholesterol tests.

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