Month: August 2008

Meti Man Burns Up!

Stan D. was admitted to the Evans-Haynes Burn Center on Thursday, August 28, 2008 at the SON Clinical Learning Center for staff competency training. The close partnership between the School of Nursing and the VCU Medical Center facilitates a unique exchange of ideas and expertise. Stan survived his 27% burns after fluid resuscitation and cardiac […]

Graduate Child Health Students Participate in School Readiness Day

On Friday, August 22, 2008, five graduate child health students and their faculty participated in the 6th Annual School Readiness Day at the Fan Free Clinic. The collaboration of the SON and the FFC began in repsonse to a community need to provide access to families whose young children needed physical exams an immunizations in […]

University of West England Visits the VCU School of Nursing

Fiona Bastow spent much of today in the VCU School of Nursing touring our Clinical Learning Center and meeting with Jean Ellen Zavertnik and Sandra Voll. Ms. Bastow works with Clinical Simulation for UWE’s School of Nursing.

Family and Community Health Retreat

Gearing up for another busy academic year, the faculty of the Family and Community Health Department at the VCU School of Nursing held a planning retreat at Maymont Park earlier this week.

Students return for fall semester

Yesterday, nursing students returned for convocation and a back-to-school picnic at the School of Nursing. Welcome back!

Update from Tanzania : Why I came or will the real nurse please stand up

The latest update from Ginger in Tanzania: In the first semester of nursing school my clinical instructor asked us if there was a moment when we had our “I am a nurse moment.” For me, it was calling to get a patient scheduled for a needed procedure and I had to really advocate for my […]

Dr. Tuck visits Singapore, Thailand

Inez Tuck, PhD, MBA, MDiv, a professor with the VCU School of Nursing, recently returned from visits to Singapore and Thailand. During her trip to Singapore, Dr. Tuck presented at the Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Research Congress. Her presentation was entitled Healing Retreat for Families Experiencing the Homicidal Death of a Loved One.

Testing for HIV in Tanzania

This is the latest blog entry from Ginger, studying in Tanzania this month: I was in a village this week doing rapid HIV testing when a woman walked past me with a Target snowman t-shirt. I began to wonder how that snowman had migrated here to a few degrees off the equator. As I watched […]

2008 Fall Semester – Blackboard New Information and Reminders

The Blackboard Team has created their once a semester “reminder list” for Blackboard users. Please see the Blackboard Faculty blog and the post – “2008 Fall Semester – Blackboard New Information and Reminders.”

One week in Buguruni… and Tangawiz is tired

An update on her time in Tanzania. The author is Ginger, an accelerated student due to graduate in December with a BS in Nursing: So I am here in a cyber cafe and have a short time to let you know how life has been this week. I have been learning so much and having […]