Month: October 2009

Dr. Teena McGuinness presents 2009 Legacy Lectureship

On Oct. 28, the VCU School of Nursing presented the second speaker in its 2009-2010 Lecture Series. The guest speaker was Teena McGuinness, PhD, APRN, BC, a professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing and 1982 graduate of our master’s program. She discussed the important role that psychiatric nurses play in […]

Reminder: Legacy Lectureship scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 28

On Oct. 28, the School will host the Legacy Lectureship in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing. Established in 2002 by four former nursing faculty members (Drs. Lorna Barrell, Katherine Bobbitt, Gloria Francis and Barbara Munjas), the Legacy Lectureship brings prominent scholars in the field of psychiatric-mental health nursing to the School to raise awareness of mental health […]

Blogging from Iraq: #1

Captain Elizabeth A. Hoettels is a 2005 graduate of the VCU School of Nursing’s accelerated bachelor’s program. She is currently serving a tour of duty with the United States Air Force Nurse Corps in Iraq. We got a note from her recently: It is exhausting. We are busy for hours. I do not mind working, […]

Educating the Nurse on Political and Ethical Decision Making

Sigma Theta Tau Gamma Omega Chapter invites members and nonmembers to attend: “Educating the Nurse on Political and Ethical Decision Making” Presented by: Chelsea Savage, RN, MSHA and Rebecca Bowers-Lanier, EdD, RN, MPH On November 12, 2009 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. VCU School of Nursing Room 1- 015 Refreshments Served An application for 1.0 […]

Rita Pickler featured in nursing publication

Rita Pickler, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN was featured in the Fall 2009 issue of Nursing in Virginia. The article recognizes Dr. Pickler for receiving the Award of Excellence in Research from the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses.

Public Notice of Upcoming Accreditation Review Visit by NLNAC

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Nursing wishes to announce that we will host a site review for continuing accreditation of our Baccalaureate and Master’s nursing programs. You are invited to meet the site visit team and share your comments about the program in person at a meeting scheduled for October 21, 2009, at 4:00 pm […]

Nursing students support Year of the Environment

On Oct. 2, more than 40 nursing students, faculty and staff of the VCU School of Nursing participated in the Environmental Peace Walk. During the walk, participants collected litter and demonstrated their support for VCU’s Year of the Environment campaign. The 3.2 mile walk and clean-up effort started at the VCU School of Nursing and […]

Dr. Grap receives three-year NINR grant

Congratulations to Mary Jo Grap, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN, professor in the Department of Adult Health and Nursing Systems. Effect of Backrest Elevation on Skin Integrity in the Critically Ill has been funded for three years by the National Institute of Nursing Research. Her collaborators include Drs. Munro, Schubert and Wenzel. This work continues the line […]