August 24, 2017

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VCU School of Nursing convocation features an investiture ceremony, new mission unveiling and more

VCU School of Nursing held its annual convocation Aug. 22 to welcome faculty and staff to a new academic year. The convocation included a State of the School address by Jean Giddens, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, dean and professor, as well as a guest speaker, Salvatore Tagliareni, discussing leadership. Other activities included team exercises to help […]

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August 22, 2017

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VCU School of Nursing dean to receive one of NLN’s highest honors

The National League for Nursing announced this week that Jean Giddens, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, dean and professor, Doris B. Yingling Endowed Chair at the VCU School of Nursing, will receive one of its highest honors on Sept. 16 at the 2017 NLN Education Summit in San Diego, California. Giddens, selected from a competitive field of […]

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August 16, 2017

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VCU School of Nursing participates in WE CARE Festival

Candace Johnson, Ph.D., M.P.H., RN, assistant professor at the VCU School of Nursing, recently shared health tips with attendees at the 11th Annual WE CARE Festival, the Northside’s largest event dedicated to health, wellness and community empowerment.  The festival’s name is an acronym for wellness, education, community awareness and resident empowerment. Johnson conducted blood pressure […]

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August 3, 2017

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Deborah McGuire receives ISOO Distinguished Service Award

Deborah McGuire, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, associate dean for Research, Scholarship, and Innovation, and the Florence E. Elliott Professor, was recently awarded the Distinguished Service Award from the International Society of Oral Oncology (ISOO). McGuire has more than 10 years of service to the organization, including her election as its first nurse president. The ISOO Distinguished […]

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July 27, 2017

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Patricia Kinser appointed to State Board of Health

Patricia Kinser, Ph.D., RN, WHNP-BC, FNAP, associate professor in the Department of Family and Community Health Nursing at the VCU School of Nursing, has been appointed by Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe to serve as a member of the State Board of Health. Kinser will serve a three-year term. The State Board of Health provides leadership […]

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July 25, 2017

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Nursing students volunteer at medical outreach event in Southwest Virginia

Several VCU School of Nursing students and faculty members recently volunteered for the sixth year at one of the nation’s largest free medical outreach clinics. The Remote Area Medical (RAM) Clinic, held in Wise, Virginia, provided free medical care from volunteer medical professionals to approximately 2,000 medically underserved individuals. Over three days, the nursing students […]

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July 20, 2017

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University of Cordoba exchange students deliver final presentation

A group of four nursing students from the University of Cordoba (UCO) in Spain delivered their final presentation this week at the VCU School of Nursing. The UCO students participated in a four-week exchange program that provided the opportunity for them to learn about the health care system and nursing education in the U.S. During […]

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July 13, 2017

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Langston Center seeking abstracts for its annual symposium

The Langston Center for Quality, Safety and Innovation is seeking abstract submissions for its annual symposium, titled “Patients and Practitioners: Partnering for Health,” being held Tuesday, Oct. 3 from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Kontos Medical Sciences Building on the MCV Campus. The symposium’s purpose is to explore ways to partner optimally with […]

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July 11, 2017

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VCU School of Nursing holds nursing camp for high school students

Several high school students from across the state had the opportunity to learn firsthand about nursing through a summer camp offered by the VCU School of Nursing in partnership with VCU Health. Established 12 years ago, the Nursing Explorations program was created to give high school students the opportunity to explore various fields in nursing […]

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July 10, 2017

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VCU School of Nursing two-time alumna Cindy Munro appointed dean of nursing and health studies at the University of Miami

VCU School of Nursing alumna and former faculty member Cindy Munro, RN, ANP-BC, FAAN, FAANP, FAAAS (Ph.D.’92/N; Cert.’97/N), has been named the new dean at the University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies, effective Aug. 15, 2017. A nationally known health care researcher and leader, Munro is currently associate dean of research and […]

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