June 6, 2018

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Ingrid Pretzer-Aboff selected as fellow in Gerontological Society of America

Ingrid Pretzer-Aboff, Ph.D., RN, associate professor and senior nurse researcher at the VCU School of Nursing, has been selected as a fellow in the Gerontological Society of America (GSA). This recognition is an acknowledgement of outstanding and continuing work in the field of gerontology. She will be inducted in November at the 70th Annual Scientific Meeting in […]

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May 29, 2018

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Richmond Health and Wellness Program receives VCU’s top community partnerships award

The Richmond Health and Wellness Program, led by Pam Parsons, GNP-BC, FNAP (M.S.’83/N; Ph.D. ’04/N), director of practice and community engagement at the VCU School of Nursing, received the top award recently at VCU’s annual celebration of community partnerships. The program received the Council for Community Engagement’s Currents of Change Award. RHWP also received the honor for […]

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May 24, 2018

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VCU School of Nursing receives $2.6M award to improve educational and clinical practices in primary care setting

The VCU School of Nursing has received a $2.6 million award to advance nursing’s influence in the primary care setting through educational and clinical practice improvements. The award from the Health Resources and Services Administration in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services was granted to Tamara Zurakowski, Ph.D., clinical associate professor and director […]

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May 18, 2018

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VCU School of Nursing recognizes 136 new graduates for spring 2018

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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May 6, 2018

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Nurses Week Message from Dean Jean Giddens

National Nurses Week, May 6-12, is a time to celebrate the extraordinary efforts of nurses in striving to provide the best health care for everyone. They are compassionate, committed champions of quality care! It’s not surprising that nurses have topped the annual Gallop Poll as the most trusted profession for the past 16 years.  I […]

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May 1, 2018

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Alumna Hilaire Thompson receives prestigious neuroscience nursing education award

Alumna Hilaire Thompson, Ph.D., RN, AGACNP-BC,  FAAN (M.S. ‘96/N), received the prestigious 2018 Excellence in Neuroscience Nursing Education Award from the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses for her many contributions to the field. She is the Joanne Montgomery Endowed Professor and Graduate Program Director at the University of Washington School of Nursing. Inducted into the American Academy of […]

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April 30, 2018

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School of Nursing hosts reunion weekend and kickoff of 125 campaign

VCU School of Nursing classes ending in ‘3 or ‘8, St. Philip and grand alumni returned to campus April 20-22 to celebrate Reunion Weekend with a variety of events, from class-specific dinners to tours of the School of Nursing’s research lab and clinical learning center. The weekend’s activities also included a birthday celebration to mark […]

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March 27, 2018

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VCU School of Nursing has strong participation at SNRS

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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March 16, 2018

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Jo Robins selected for Integrative Nursing Faculty Fellowship

Jo Robins, Ph.D., RN, ANP-BC, AHN-C, FAANP, associate professor and director of the Ph.D. program at the VCU School of Nursing, has been selected to participate in a year-long Integrative Nursing Faculty Fellowship at the University of Arizona. The fellowship will build on her two decades of experience in integrative nursing, providing the knowledge and skills to […]

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March 13, 2018

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DNP student wins first place for poster at VCNP annual conference

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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