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

June 26, 2019

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

June 20, 2019

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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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Jo Robins receives funding for course redesign

May 29, 2019

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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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School of Nursing Staff Assembly volunteers at the Church Hill House

May 16, 2019

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Several members of VCU School of Nursing’s Staff Assembly recently volunteered during a luncheon for residents at the Church Hill House, one of the school’s Richmond Health and Wellness program partners. Volunteers included Demmie Pennix, human resources administrator; LaToya Blizzard, faculty affairs coordinator; Delores Armstrong, finance and human resources director; Erica Edler, clinical placement coordinator; […]

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Nurses Week message from Dean Jean Giddens

May 6, 2019

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Happy Nurses Week! On behalf of the VCU School of Nursing, we thank our 4 million colleagues for making a difference in healthcare through your leadership and compassion. Together we strive to ensure that patients receive safe and quality care, that each patient is heard and valued, that all people have access to the care […]

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Senior nurse researcher featured on 8News for Parkinson’s research

April 29, 2019

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In case you missed it, Ingrid Pretzer-Aboff, Ph.D., RN, FGSA, associate professor and senior nurse researcher at the VCU School of Nursing, was interviewed as part of an WRIC 8News story about her co-leading a research project on testing vibration therapy to help Parkinson’s patients who have trouble walking. The project is being funded by […]

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School of Nursing faculty member elected AHA fellow

April 23, 2019

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Kyungeh An, Ph.D.,RN, FAHA, associate professor at the VCU School of Nursing, was elected a fellow of the American Heart Association. Fellowship recognizes and awards premium professional members for excellence, innovative and sustained contributions in the areas of scholarship, practice and/or education, and volunteer service within the AHA/ASA. An has been a member of AHA […]

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VCU School of Nursing researcher examines if a vibrating shoe can help people with Parkinson’s walk

April 2, 2019

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Nearly 60 percent of people with Parkinson’s disease experience the sudden inability to walk, a phenomenon referred to as “freezing of gait.” It manifests in a complete stop or prolonged shuffle despite the individual’s best intentions to move forward and can be triggered midstride by a cluttered room, narrow spaces like a doorway or when making […]

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VCU School of Nursing dean elected to national nursing association board

February 13, 2019

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Jean Giddens, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, professor and dean of the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Nursing, was elected to serve a two-year term as a board member at-large of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. The 11-member board of directors serves as the governing body for AACN. The national voice for academic nursing, AACN is comprised of […]

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Michael Bleich appointed director of VCU Langston Center for Innovation in Quality and Safety

January 22, 2019

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VCU School of Nursing announced that Michael R. Bleich, Ph.D., RN, has been named senior professor and director of the VCU Langston Center for Innovation in Quality and Safety.  A nationally recognized scholar and thought leader, Bleich most recently served as the center’s interim director after joining the school for a year as a visiting […]

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