Month: August 2011

U.S. Army Brings Interactive Mobile Medical Exhibit to SON

From SimMan manikins dressed in Army fatigues to a Wii game on treating trauma patients, The U.S. Army Medical Operations Semi brought interactive education to the doorstep of the VCU School of Nursing on Aug. 24. Stationed in the SON parking lot, the 60-foot tractor trailer housed a mobile exhibit, where Army representatives conducted tours […]

Nursing in Indonesia

One of the best parts about nursing is that no matter where you are it is always a valuable skill to the community. VCU nursing student Molly Wacek is currently in Indonesia sharing her skills with the local population along the Musi River. The Klinik Terapung Musi, or “Floating Clinic on the Musi,” travels up […]

Virginia Health Care Foundation’s Mental Health Round Table

On August 16th, Dr. Victoria Menzies, Dr. Carleen DiMeglio, and Mrs. Elke Zschaebitz attended the Virginia Health Care Foundation’s Mental Health Round Table. It was an event attended by about 80 people from all over the state who work in Mental Health Services and administration/ key stake holders. The focus was on how the Affordable […]

VNA Top 40 Nurses Under 40 Announcement

The VCU School of Nursing has been notified by the Virginia Nurses’ Association that two nurses from our faculty have been recognized among the top 40 nurses under age 40 in the Commonwealth. These nurses have been recognized for their visionary leadership; dedication to new knowledge, innovation, and research; professional nursing practice; superb advocacy; and […]

“Evaluation of Insulin Knowledge Among People with Diabetes”- Sponsored by Sigma Theta Tau

Evaluation of Insulin Knowledge Among People with Diabetes Sigma Theta Tau Gamma Omega Chapter Patricia M. Selig PhD, FNP-BC, FNAP Director of Nursing Research Bon Secours Richmond Health System Thursday, September 8, 2011 5:30-7:30 VCU School of Nursing 1100 E. Leigh Street Refreshments will be served Non-members & students are welcome

VCU Master’s Student Cheryl Porter Receives Hibbs/Waller Scholarship

The Jessie Hibbs/Marian Waller Scholarships The VCU/MCV Women’s Club awards two scholarships each year. The scholarships are for $1,000 each and are awarded to a female graduate student from each campus in recognition of academic excellence and financial need. This year, master’s student Cheryl Porter is the recipient of the award for the MCV campus. […]

Ramifications Summer 2011: Reframing the Question, Redesigning the System

The Summer Edition of the Richmond Academy of Medicine’s Journal, Ramifications, features an article by Barbara Dunn, Janet Younger and Judith Collins: Like most nurse practitioners, the authors have enjoyed positive collaborative relationships with the many physicians we’ve worked with over the years, including 10 physicians who’ve provided us the medical direction and supervision required […]

The 2nd Annual Staff Appreciation Awards

The 2nd Annual Staff Appreciation Awards event took place on Monday 7/18 in the School of Nursing Building lounge. Staff were served an elaborate breakfast on fine china and the dean addressed the crowd before moving to the garden where Deborah Lewis and Samantha Mitchell-Dix were presented with the Staff Excellence Award. In order to […]

Dissertation Defenses on August 8th- Lorraine Anderson and Julie Strunk

Monday, August 8th, two of our students will be presenting their Dissertation Defense for faculty, staff, and other interested individuals. You are encouraged to take this opportunity to sit in on these presentations to see the quality and type of science that our doctoral students are working on. Below is information on each of the […]

SON Says Goodbye to Visiting Spanish Nursing Students

For the last few weeks, VCU SON has had the honor of hosting four nursing students and two faculty members from Cordoba, Spain. They have come by way of VCU’s Global Education Office for an exchange program with the University of Cordoba, where we hope to send several of our own students in May. The […]