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The life of a nursing student is never easy. As they juggle busy schedules and prepare for a career in nursing, our students can feel stressed, even overwhelmed.
To provide a support network for our students, the VCU School of Nursing and the MCV Nursing Division Board are launching the VCU Nursing Student-Alumni Connector. Beginning in September with the incoming sophomores, the School will pair nursing students with nursing alumni.
Volunteers will support their students throughout the year with periodic telephone calls or email messages. Alumni can also help students weigh career options or answer questions about life as a nurse.
“The Connector program is a wonderful way for our alumni to support the VCU School of Nursing and its students,” said Terri Gaffney, chair of the Nursing Division of the MCV Alumni Association. “Nursing school can be stressful, particularly during exams or test time. However, alumni can offer a word of encouragement that will make a meaningful difference for our students.”
Volunteers do not have to live in Richmond to participate, but will be asked to participate in a training webinar. To participate, please contact Michaelann Greene-Russell by phone, 804-838-3900, or email,

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This is a great idea. I’ll be volunteering. I certainly could have used a mentor when I was a student.

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