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

August 7, 2019

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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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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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Lana Sargent selected for the 2019 Butler-Williams Scholars Program

May 28, 2019

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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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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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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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Reunion Weekend Alumni Awards Ceremony

April 18, 2019

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The first weekend of April brought a lot of excitement to the School of Nursing as we celebrated alumni from class years ending in ‘9 and ‘4, along with our St. Philip alumnae and grand alumni. Reunion attendees were invited back on campus for a weekend of activities including a lunch and tour at the MCV […]

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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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