Month: January 2007

Marvelous Mr. Meti

On Friday of last week, Sandy and I traveled down to North Carolina to see a Meti-Man in action. What is a Meti-Man? A Meti-Man is a Human Patient Simulator. According to the Meti website: The Human Patient Simulator (HPS) – a computer-model-driven, full-sized mannequin – delivers that experience in true-to-life scenarios that swiftly change […]

Culture and Health Care in the New South Africa

The Office of International Education and the School of Nursing at Virginia Commonwealth University are pleased to offer a unique opportunity to study the impact of national and international policy decisions on the health and well-being of individuals and communities in the new South Africa. Download the brochure.

VCU School of Nursing targets Spanish-speaking nurses for RN-BS Weekend Program

It’s no secret that we face a critical shortage of nurses. Bureau of Labor statistics indicate that our nation will need 1.2 million more nurses by 2014. By 2020, Virginia alone will need 22,000 new nurses – meaning that without increases in nursing education enrollment, one in three Virginians will not have a nurse to […]

VCU School of Nursing targets public health nurses for RN-BS Weekend Program

The last ten years have seen a shift in the role of public health in Virginia. There has been an increased focus on assessment, assurance and policy development and a decrease in the direct care provided by local health departments. The Virginia State Department of Health (VDH) has reported an increased need for nurses who […]