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Double back

Nancy Bell, twice a graduate of the School of Nursing, is back on campus, this time as a nurse practitioner for VCU Student Health Nancy Bell (B.S. ’08, M.S. ’10) just can’t stay away from VCU. A double alumna of the School of Nursing, her latest return to campus was to join the staff of […]

‘Once a nurse, always a nurse’

How a School of Nursing alumna is ensuring future nursing students thrive in the profession that gave her so much Ginger Edwards (B.S. ‘72, M.S. ‘77) was the first in her family to go into nursing. Now, in retirement following a rewarding career as a nurse practitioner, she has a new calling: supporting new generations […]

DNP program hosts scholarly showcase

Join the School of Nursing to for a showcase of DNP scholarly projects presented by the program’s students. November 16, 12-1pm Program Time Presentation Presenter 12-12:10pm Welcome Debra Shockey, DNP, RN, CPNP 12:10-12:40pm A clinical guideline for prescribers ofbuprenorphine when ordering definitive drug testing Samantha E. Thomas MPH, BSN, RN,CARN 12:40-12:50pm Q&A 12:50-1pm Closing Remarks […]

Fitting it together

How a School of Nursing professor is using an artistic exercise to deliver trauma-informed care concepts in the classroom Leigh Ann Breckenridge, D.N.P., RN, FNP-BC, clinical assistant professor in the Department of Family and Community Health Nursing, brings what might seem like an odd array of objects to class–plates, bowls, a hammer, glue and gold […]

VCU School of Nursing names interim associate dean of practice and community engagement

Lana Sargent, Ph.D. to lead the school’s practice and community engagement initiatives Lana Sargent, Ph.D., RN, FNP-C, GNP-BC, associate professor in the department of adult health and nursing systems, has been named as interim associate dean of practice and community engagement by the VCU School of Nursing. Her appointment follows the recent death of Dr. […]

VCU School of Nursing mourns the loss of Pam Parsons, Ph.D.

The VCU School of Nursing is sad to announce the passing of Pam Parsons, Ph.D., RN, GNP-BC, FNAP, FAAN, associate dean of practice and community engagement, clinical professor and Judith B. Collins and Joseph M. Teefey Distinguished Professor. Pam Parsons, Ph.D, was an educator, scholar, mentor, administrator, advocate, and friend in the VCU School of […]

Two faculty named NIRA scholars

Jane Chung, Ph.D., and Amy Salisbury, Ph.D., named as inaugural NIRA recipients Two VCU School of Nursing faculty, Jane Chung, Ph.D., and Amy Salisbury, Ph.D., have been named National/International Recognition Award (NIRA) scholars. The new annual award honors VCU faculty members who have been nationally or internationally recognized for exceptional accomplishments. Jane Chung, Ph.D., is an associate […]

VCU School of Nursing and the College of Health Professions jointly name a new associate dean of inclusive excellence and belonging

Stephan Davis is named to role for two of VCU’s health science schools Stephan Davis, DNP, MHSA, FACHE, FAAN, has been named associate dean of inclusive excellence and belonging for the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Nursing and the College of Health Professions after serving both schools as interim associate dean of diversity, equity and […]

Meet the new Rams

A mother and daughter are pursuing nursing degrees together at VCU School of Nursing A passion for helping others led both Jennifer Cousins and her daughter Reagan Cousins to enroll in the VCU School of Nursing. “We’re able to bounce things off each other and ask questions of each other as we share this experience of […]

Minding the Gap: VCU Richmond Brain Health Initiative

Editor’s Note: This story originally appeared in the summer 2023 issue of NEXT magazine. By Holly Prestidge Trina Jones and Pam Hedgespeth flanked their mother, known as Miss Sadie, as the trio sat inside an exam room at the VCU Health Ambulatory Care Center on a spring morning earlier this year during a follow-up geriatrics […]

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