Celebrating the St. Philip School of Nursing

In celebration of Black History Month, VCU School of Nursing is recognizing the outstanding contributions of alumnae of the St. Philip School of Nursing. Founded in 1920 by the Medical College of Virginia, a predecessor of VCU, the St. Philip School of Nursing trained Black women as nurses for the St. Philip Hospital that served […]

Jean Giddens reelected to AACN board of directors

Jean Giddens, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, professor and dean of the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Nursing, was reelected to serve a two-year term as a board member at-large of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). The 14-member board of directors serves as the governing body for AACN. The national voice for academic nursing, AACN […]

VCU School of Nursing faculty member receives AANP Virginia State Award for Nurse Practitioner Excellence

Shelly Smith, DNP, APRN-BC, FNAP (M.S.’01/N), associate professor and director of the Doctor of Nursing Program at the VCU School of Nursing, has been named recipient of the 2021 American Association of Nurse Practitioners® Virginia State Award for Nurse Practitioner Excellence.  This prestigious award is given annually to a dedicated nurse practitioner (NP) and NP […]

Richmond Health and Wellness Program works to address secondary impacts of pandemic on health outcomes

Social isolation can be dangerous. And this year, it has been the shared experience of people across the country as states issued stay-at-home orders to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Here in Richmond, a group of researchers has been partnering with low-income older adults with the goal of understanding how to build a better healthcare […]

VCU School of Nursing among the top online master’s programs nationwide

VCU School of Nursing is ranked the No. 1 online nursing master’s program in Virginia and is ranked No. 32 in the nation according to U.S. News and World Report’s latest rankings. The school moved up 13 spots to its current ranking. In specialty programs, the school’s nursing administration program, known as nursing leadership and organizational science, […]

Angela Duncan named to associate dean shared position at the School of Nursing and College of Health Professions

VCU School of Nursing announced that Angela Duncan, Ph.D., M.S., M.Div., has been named associate dean of diversity, equity and inclusion in a shared position with the VCU College of Health Professions, effective immediately. A champion for reducing health disparities in marginalized and underserved communities, Duncan has led the College of Health Profession’s diversity, equity […]

School of Nursing alumni receive VNF 2020 Year of the Nurse Award

Several VCU School of Nursing alumni were recognized with the 2020 Year of the Nurse Award from the Virginia Nurses Foundation. The award honors nurses who enhanced the image of professional nursing and rose to the unprecedented challenges facing the profession with compassion and respect during the COVID-19 pandemic. The following alumni were recognized as […]

Notice of CCNE request for comments

This is public notice that the VCU School of Nursing will undergo a virtual site visit on March 24-26, 2021 conducted by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) for accreditation of its B.S., M.S., DNP and post-master’s certificate (PMC) programs. The VCU School of Nursing was last accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing […]

VCU School of Nursing names first recipient of Paul A. and Veronica H. Gross Achievement in Nursing Award

Linda Talley, vice president of nursing and chief nursing officer at Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C., and a 1988 graduate of the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Nursing, is the first recipient of the Paul A. and Veronica H. Gross Achievement in Nursing Award. The award was created to recognize the value of an […]

VCU School of Nursing recognizes newest graduates

VCU School of Nursing recognized 134 new graduates as part of VCU’s Fall 2020 virtual commencement ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 12. School of Nursing graduates also received a digital commencement program listing the award winners and graduate names and received a link to a video message from Dean Jean Giddens to mark the occasion. Congratulations […]