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 issues and underscore the importance of psychiatric nursing.
This year’s Legacy Lecture will be given Teena McGuinness, PhD, APRN, BC, a professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing and 1982 graduate of the VCU School of Nursing’s master’s program. The title for Dr. McGuinness’ lecture is “A Psychiatric Nurse on Every Street Corner.”
She will talk about access to mental health care and the huge global disease burden of mental disorders, exploring why we need a psychiatric nurse on every corner. The lecture will be held in the Younger Auditorium at the VCU School of Nursing building at 4 p.m. A reception will immediately follow the lecture at 5 p.m.

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