August 7, 2019

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Attention prospective students – join us at our Fall 2019 Open House

Are you thinking of becoming a nurse or advancing your nursing knowledge? Mark your calendar to attend VCU School of Nursing’s Fall 2019 Open House set for Thursday, Oct. 17, 5-7 p.m.. Learn about our academic programs, meet faculty, staff and current students, and take a tour of our state-of-the-art facility. Register here.  

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July 29, 2019

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Lana Sargent receives grant to support research on dementia in minority older adults

Lana Sargent, Ph.D., RN, FNP-C, GNP-BC, assistant professor at the VCU School of Nursing, and a team of VCU faculty and staff were selected to receive a $50,000 grant supported by the VCU Presidential Research Quest Fund (PeRQ) and funds from the VCU School of Nursing. The project, titled “Detection of Dementia in Ethnic/Racial Minority […]

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July 16, 2019

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VCU School of Nursing Ph.D. students succeed on final dissertation defenses

Congratulations to VCU School of Nursing Ph.D. students Amber Paulus, RN, CPHQ, and Emily Cochran, RN(B.S.’12/N), on their successful final dissertation defenses. Paulus’ dissertation is titled “Factors Associated with Hospital Readmissions Among United States Dialysis Facilities” and Cochran’s dissertation is titled “Hospital Characteristics Associated with Hospital Acquired Condition (HAC) Reduction Program Payment Penalties Across Program Years.” […]

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July 12, 2019

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Alumna named Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Woman of the Year in Virginia

VCU School of Nursing alumna Jenn Brigle (B.S.’14/N) was named the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Woman of the Year in Virginia. An accelerated B.S. program graduate, she is a pediatric oncology nurse at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU. She said this honor is meaningful to her because of her work with children. Read more.

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July 3, 2019

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DNP graduate Robert Powell featured in VCU Graduate School alumni spotlight

Robert L. Powell, FNP-BC (DNP‘18/N), is featured in an alumni profile on the VCU Graduate School website. “VCU attracted a broad range of master’s prepared nurses for its first DNP cohort and that diversity helped make the program memorable.” Powell said. “Using evidence-based practice, each of us was allowed to create a unique project that […]

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June 26, 2019

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VCU School of Nursing faculty selected as fellows of the American Academy of Nursing

Two VCU School of Nursing faculty members will receive one of the most prestigious honors in nursing this fall when they are inducted into the American Academy of Nursing. Suzanne Ameringer, Ph.D., RN, professor and assistant dean for research, scholarship, and innovation; and Theresa Swift-Scanlan, Ph.D., RN, the Ellen Fontaine Winston Distinguished Professor and director […]

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June 20, 2019

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Dean Jean Giddens and alumnae recognized by MCV Foundation Board of Trustees

Jean Giddens, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, dean and the Doris B. Yingling Endowed Chair, recently received the Robert Irby Award from the MCV Foundation Board of Trustees. The Irby Award was established in 2001 in memory of Robert Irby, M.D., an MCV rheumatologist who was devoted to securing financial support for the MCV Campus. Giddens was […]

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June 7, 2019

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Seeking nominations for outstanding alumni of the last decade

Do you know an outstanding SON graduate of the last decade who should be recognized? Nominate them for VCU’s 2019 10 Under 10 Award. The 10 Under 10 award recognizes noteworthy and distinct achievements made by alumni who earned their first VCU degree between 2009-18. Nominees are evaluated on their professional success, community contributions or […]

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May 29, 2019

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Jo Robins receives funding for course redesign

Jo Robins, Ph.D., RN, ANP-BC, CHTP, AHN-C, an associate professor at the VCU School of Nursing, is leading a multi-disciplinary team receiving funding to redesign NURS 371: Evidence-Based Practice through the VCU Course Redesign Program, sponsored by the Office of the Provost. This new campus-wide initiative focuses on the redesign of large-enrollment, multi-section undergraduate courses using […]

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May 28, 2019

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Lana Sargent selected for the 2019 Butler-Williams Scholars Program

Lana Sargent, Ph.D., RN, FNP-C, GNP-BC, assistant professor at the VCU School of Nursing, was selected to represent the Intramural Research Program at the National Institutes of Health as a participant in the 2019 Butler-Williams Scholars Program. The program provides qualified health disparities researchers the opportunity to further their research through lectures, seminars and small group […]

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