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SON accepting nominations for Alumni Awards

February 13, 2017

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The VCU School of Nursing is accepting nominations and self-nominations for the 2017 Alumni Awards. The four awards below will be presented April 8 during Reunion Weekend. Nominations are being accepted until Wednesday, Feb.15, at this link. Award Descriptions: Outstanding Nursing Alumnus Award: Honors outstanding contributions of graduates of the School of Nursing and is […]

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SON now accepting nominations for Alumni Awards

January 25, 2017

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The VCU School of Nursing is now accepting nominations and self-nominations for the 2017 Alumni Awards. The four awards below will be presented April 8 during Reunion Weekend. Nominations are now being accepted until Feb.15, at this link. Award Descriptions: Outstanding Nursing Alumnus Award: Honors outstanding contributions of graduates of the School of Nursing and is presented in […]

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Alumna Gail Johnson Receives March of Dimes Nightingale Award

February 3, 2015

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Gail Johnson, RN, CFE (B.S.’67/N; M.S.’76/N), was recently presented with the 2015 March of Dimes Virginia Nightingale Award and will also serve as the honorary chair of the 2015 March of Dimes Virginia Nurse of the Year Awards Gala. The annual award recognizes a Virginia nurse who is also a successful business leader in the Commonwealth. Johnson, who received […]

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Seeking Military Alumni Donations for Heritage Room

February 3, 2015

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Military nurses and veterans: We need your help! The school is preparing our next exhibit for The Heritage Room to open in April 2015. We are interested in displaying nursing uniforms and memorabilia from WWI, WWII, The Korean War, Vietnam, The Persian Gulf, Desert Storm and Afghanistan. Photographs of alumni on deployment are much appreciated. […]

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SON Alumni Earn Best Bedside Manner Honors

January 13, 2015

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VCU School of Nursing alumni were among the 2014 Best Bedside Manner honorees presented by Our Health magazine. In the nurse practitioner category, Julie Shotwell, RN, CPNP (M.S.’05/N; Cert.’05/N) and Donna Mitchell, RN, CPNP (M.S.’88/N) of Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU tied for third place, and George Proffitt, NP-C (B.S.’02/N; M.S.‘05/N; Cert.’05/N) of the […]

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Patricia Kinser Elected to SNRS

December 9, 2014

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Patricia Kinser, Ph.D., WHNP-BC, RN, assistant professor in the Department of Family and Community Health Nursing, was elected to the Southern Nursing Research Society (SNRS) Board of Directors as Director of Awards for 2015-2017. The SNRS is a community of nurse researchers who have a passion for improving the health of individuals, families, and communities […]

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Alumna Kathy Jones is Recognized as Teacher of the Year

November 26, 2014

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Congratulations to alumna Kathy Jones (B.S. ’71/N) for winning the 2014-2015 Teacher of the Year Award at the Chesapeake Center for Science & Technology (CCST). Jones teaches “Nursing I” to area Chesapeake high school students who are enrolled in the CCST program. The Center for Science and Technology is a part of the Chesapeake Public […]

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Alumna Stephanie Ferguson Featured on the VCU News Center for Election to IOM

November 11, 2014

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Stephanie Ferguson, Ph.D., RN, FAAN (M.S. ’87/N), international health care consultant,  was recently featured in a VCU News Center story for her election to the Institute of Medicine (IOM). Ferguson is director and facilitator of the International Council of Nurses (ICN) Leadership for Change Program and the ICN-Burdett Global Nursing Leadership Institute. Click here to read the full article on […]

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Alumna Marilyn Tavenner Receives AACN Policy Luminary Award

November 11, 2014

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Alumna Marilyn Tavenner (B.S. ’83/N; M.H.A. ’89), administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, was recently presented with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Policy Luminary Award. The annual award recognizes a nursing leader whose work in public policy has made lasting and significant contributions to the nursing profession. Tavenner manages all […]

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Alumna Mamoona Arif-Rahu’s Research Featured in MD News Article

October 13, 2014

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Mamoona Arif-Rahu, RN, CCRN (Ph.D. ’10/N), clinical nurse specialist in critical care at VCU Medical Center, was featured in an MD News story on her recent study published in the American Journal of Critical Care. Arif-Rahu was the lead author of a study on how certain facial muscles may help assess pain in critically ill non-communicative patients. Both […]

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