Alum Shelley Conroy joins VCU School of Nursing as a department chair

Shelley F. Conroy, Ed.D., M.S., RN, CNE (B.S.’77/N; M.S.’83/N), a nationally renowned leader in nursing education, has joined the VCU School of Nursing as professor and chair of the Department of Adult Health and Nursing Systems. Conroy brings more than 40 years of experience in teaching, research and scholarship to the School of Nursing. She […]

Amy Salisbury receives VCU Presidential Research Quest funding

Amy Salisbury, Ph.D., RN, PMH-CNS, BC, professor and associate dean for research, scholarship, and innovation at the VCU School of Nursing, is one of 18 VCU researchers selected to receive project funding from the university’s Presidential Research Quest Fund. Salisbury received an award of $49,997 for her project “Prenatal Opioids, Infant Sleep, and the Gut […]

MCV Foundation recognizes alums for leadership and impact

Two outstanding VCU School of Nursing alums were among honorees recognized recently for their leadership and impact during the MCV Foundation’s annual awards dinner. Pam Parsons, Ph.D., FNP-BC, FNAP, FAAN, (top photo, center), associate dean of practice and community engagement at the VCU School of Nursing, was recognized with the W. Robert Irby, M.D., Award, […]

Michael Bleich featured in news article on Leadership Beyond the Pandemic learning series

Michael Bleich, Ph.D., RN, FNAP, FAAN, senior professor and director of the Langston Center for Innovation in Quality and Safety at the VCU School of Nursing, is among three nurse leaders featured in a Johnson & Johnson news article about the Leadership Beyond the Pandemic learning series launched through the American Organization for Nursing Leadership. […]

Nursing lectureship inspired by COVID-19 challenges

Paul and Veronica Gross believe nursing education needs to be bolstered beyond the pandemic to address the everchanging role and demands of the professional registered nurse and everything that graduates will confront as they enter this new world of professional nursing. That’s what led the couple to establish a nursing lectureship at the VCU School […]

Spring 2021 commencement will be live-streamed

VCU School of Nursing will recognize spring 2021 graduates its first in-person commencement ceremony since the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 protocols will be followed. The ceremony will be live-streamed on Friday, May 14 at 1 p.m. You can view it live at this link https://rvav.com/vcusoncommencement2021.

Recognizing our nurses on National Nurses Day

Today marks National Nurses Day and the start of National Nurses Week, May 6-12. This annual observance recognizes the dedicated and compassionate efforts of nurses in providing outstanding patient care and important contributions to improve health care. More recently the entire month of May has been designated as Nurses Month to honor nurses and support […]

Master’s program deadline extended

Thinking about going back to school to earn your master’s degree in nursing? There’s still time to apply for fall enrollment in VCU School of Nursing’s top-ranked master’s program, which can now be completed faster for less cost. We have extended the application deadline to May 17 for Nurse Practitioner concentrations in Adult-Gerontology Acute Care, […]

VCU Langston Center inducts four new Affiliate Scholars

The VCU Langston Center for Innovation in Quality and Safety recently held a virtual induction ceremony to welcome four new Affiliate Scholars. The Affiliate Scholars form a network of interprofessional experts from across universities and health systems nationwide that advises the center on its programs and collaborates to address challenges in health care. “The Affiliate […]

Shelly Smith inducted into the National Academies of Practice

Shelly Smith, DNP, APRN-BC, FNAP (M.S.’01/N), associate professor and director of the DNP program at the VCU School of Nursing, has been elected as a Distinguished Practitioner and Fellow of the National Academies of Practice (NAP).  The National Academies of Practice welcomed Class of 2021 fellows as part of a virtual awards and induction ceremony […]

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