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Hayes E. Willis Health Center Tweens and Teens Health Summit

VCU School of Nursing in partnership with the Hayes E. Willis Health Center participated in the first VCU Division of Community Engagement “Caring to Act” event in August 2010. The Hayes E. Willis Health Center Tweens and Teens Health Summit was held at George Wythe High School on August 28. More than 120 people participated […]

Zavertnik selected for leadership program for simulation educators

Congratulations to Jean Ellen Zavertnik, RN, clinical assistant professor at the VCU School of Nursing, on her selection in the National League of Nursing’s 2010-2011 Leadership Development Program for Simulation Educators. This year-long program is designed for nurse educators who wish to assume a leadership role in simulation. Zavertnik has already made significant contributions to […]

VCU welcomes new, returning nursing students

During the last two weeks, the VCU School of Nursing has welcomed new and returning students. Separate orientation sessions were held for undergraduate, graduate and RN-to-BS students. Good luck to our students as we start another semester!

Support VCU Nursing Students

This fall, several VCU nursing student organizations are selling fleece jackets to support their work in the community. Jackets are $30 and come in all sizes. ¬†Proceeds will benefit VCU Nursing Student Organizations, such as Nursing Students Without Borders and the Women’s Health Nursing Group. Jackets are available for purchase in the School of Nursing […]

Women’s Health Nursing Group plans upcoming events

The VCU School of Nursing’s Women’s Health Nursing Group (WHNG) will kick off the semester with a general meeting on Monday, Aug. 30 at noon in the SON quiet study room. Participants should bring their lunch. WHNG is an organization created for VCU nursing students, by VCU nursing students interested in women’s health. The group […]

Ferguson appointed to national expert panel

Stephanie Ferguson, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN, Associate Professor and Coordinator of the VCU School of Nursing Community Nursing Organization, has been appointed by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)to participate in an expert panel guiding the […]

Richmond Times-Dispatch article celebrates life of St. Philip alumna

An article in the Aug. 9 edition of the Richmond Times-Dispatch celebrates the life of Alice Cole, an alumna of the St. Philip School of Nursing. Raised in Richmond, Va., Cole worked as a public health nurse in Petersburg from the 1960s until she retired in 1985. Throughout her life, Cole made significant contributions to […]

School seeks donations for Teen Summit

Update: August 2010 Please see the updated list below. We have met our goals on the calculators, backpacks and highlighters. We now need: one-inch, 3-ring binders, spiral notebooks and dividers. The VCU School of Nursing Community Nursing Organization is working with the Hayes E. Willis Health Center in Southside Richmond, Va. to sponsor a Tweens […]

CBCR hosts PROMIS lecture

The CBCR: Center of Excellence in Biobehavioral Clinical Research has scheduled a consultation visit with Dr. David Cella for Nov. 3, 2010. Dr. Cella is one of the directors for the NIH PROMIS Initiative. He will present a seminar on “PROMIS: The Trans-NIH Initiative on Patient-Reported Outcomes” on 11/3, 12-1 pm in the School of […]

Tina Lucas receives SNRS Dissertation Grant Award

Congratulations to Tina Lucas on the recent receipt of the SNRS Dissertation Grant Award for 2010. Lucas’ dissertation research on “Perceived Stress and Surgical Wound Cytokine Patterns” was selected from a highly competitive pool of national applications. She has begun her research and expects to complete the Ph.D. in nursing in 2011.