VCU School of Nursing

Educating nurses from entry-level through the doctorate. Ranked in the top 4% of undergraduate nursing programs nationally.

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VCU alum appointed to CMS post

Marilyn Tavenner, who received her B.S. in Nursing and Master’s in Health Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University, has been named the principal deputy administrator at the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Tavenner was appointed as Virginia’s secretary of health and human resources in 2006 by Gov. Tim Kaine. Prior to serving as […]

Congratulations to Dr. Jacqueline McGrath

Dr. Jacqueline McGrath has been selected as a mentor for the 2010 cohort of the Sigma Theta Tau International: Nurse Faculty Mentored Leadership Development Program (NFMLD). The NFMLD was developed by Sigma Theta Tau International in partnership with the Elsevier Foundation to enhance the personal leadership development of new nurse faculty in order to promote […]


The Mahoney-Hamner Nursing Alumni Lectureship was scheduled for Wednesday, February 10th. Unfortunately, due to this past weekend’s blizzard-like weather conditions in the Washington Metro area and the impending additional storm forecasted for tomorrow night and Wednesday, we are postponing the lecture. Our special guest speaker for this lecture, Dr. Patricia Grady, was scheduled to come […]

VCU School of Nursing Faculty and Students Attend 2010 SNRS Conference

The VCU School of Nursing was well represented at the 2010 Southern Nursing Research Society Annual Conference. In addition to a number of faculty who presented research findings, doctoral students Denna Chaber, Debra Kelly, Deborah Fisher, Julie Strunk, Lois Phillips-Pula, Judy dellaRippa, Yui Matsuda, Brenda Baker and Claudia BouHadir (not pictured) presented posters. Post-doctoral fellow, […]