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Light the Lantern!

In celebration of Week of the Nurse you can now help us Light the Lantern in honor of a nurse who is important to you. To make a gift online, please go to Thank you!

Help Light the Lantern

Florence Nightingale’s lantern has become an enduring symbol for nursing. Since Sadie Heath Cabaniss, the founder of our school, established it in the Nightingale method of nursing, it is only fitting that we should honor this symbol and all for which it stands. Therefore, the VCU School of Nursing recognizes that symbol and invites you […]

VCU School of Nursing hosts VASSA simulation conference

On Wednesday, May 27, the VCU School of Nursing will host the 2009 Virginia State Simulation Alliance (VASSA) Conference. The conference will address a number of topics including integrating simulation into nursing education, designing scenarios and obtaining funding. Visit the conference registration page for more information or to register. The registration deadline is May 1.

Follow Dr. Gray’s blog on contemplative care

Dr. Patty Gray will be posting a daily blog next week, while she is attending the Upaya Institute’s Being with Dying: Healthcare Professionals Training program. You may read more about the program at Her blog can be accessed at

VCU adds nursing history to digital collection

VCU Libraries recently made a new addition to its Digital Collections: A Proud Heritage: 100 Years of Nursing Education. The collection is a digitization of the entire book, originally published in 1992. In the late 1980s, nursing alumni, faculty, and students began planning for the one hundredth anniversary observance of the founding of the Virginia […]

Dr. Walter to lead oncology think tank

The board of the Oncology Nursing Society has selected Dr. Jeanne Walter to lead a diverse “think-tank” team of oncology leaders as they focus on Preparing the Next Generation of Oncology Nurses. Members are located across the country and specialize in administration, education, practice and research. Dr. Walter will choose the team members (from more […]

Dr. Robins receives funding for stress management study

The Institute for Women’s Health awarded $10,000 to Dr. Jo Lynne Robins for her project “Exploring the Feasibility and Acceptability of a Novel Tai Chi Program for Stress Management in Women.” This opportunity will support Dr. Robins’ community based research efforts in women’s health. Dr. Robins is an assistant professor in the School’s Department of […]