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Ph.D. Student Wins CANS/SNRS Dissertation Award

Yui Matsuda, teaching assistant for the Family and Community Health Nursing Department, was selected to receive the The Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science/Southern Nursing Research Society Dissertation Award for 2011. Her proposal, titled “Predictors of communication and sexual decision making in Latino couples, ” was noted to be “outstanding in a pool of […]

VCU School of Nursing Students Participate in Greater Richmond Project Homeless Connect

On Thursday November 17, VCU School of Nursing students Hannah Folmer, Morgan Harrison, Ben Holt, Stacy Hosenfeld, Misty Munson and Claire Steindam participated in the Greater Richmond Project Homeless Connect. The students, as part of Health Assessment Nursing 261 taught by Sue Lindner, MS, RNC partnered with the VCU Schools of Dentistry and Pharmacy to […]

Endowed Professors Recognized During Investiture Ceremony

Three VCU School of Nursing faculty members were awarded the VCU Medallion for Endowed Faculty Honors at an investiture ceremony on Nov. 9. The ceremony was held during the annual Cabaniss Society Reception/Dinner at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Endowed professors who were recognized include Mary Jo Grap, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN, Nursing Alumni Endowed […]

Dr. Debra Lyon Recognized as Alumni Star

The School of Nursing’s Debra E. Lyon, Ph.D., RN, FNP-BC, FNAP, professor and chair of the Department of Family and Community Health Nursing, was among 11 VCU/MCV alumni honored recently as one of the 2011 Alumni Stars at the Richmond Marriott. The VCU and MCV Alumni Associations name alumni stars each year to honor outstanding […]

VCU Nursing Faculty and Student Receive March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Award

Two VCU Nursing faculty members and one student were named winners of the March of Dimes Inaugural Central Virginia Nurse of the Year Award. The March of Dimes recognized nurses in nearly 20 fields of nursing specialties at a gala held on Saturday, Nov. 12 at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Nurse of the […]

Nursing Alumna Receives High Honor from the Vatican

VCU School of Nursing alumna Sr. Patricia A. Eck, C.B.S., the Congregation Leader for the Sisters of Bon Secours of Paris since 2009 and chairperson of Bon Secours Ministries, the sponsor for Bon Secours Health System, will receive the Papal award, Cross Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice medal on November 20, 2011. This award is the […]

Marian Altman Selected for AACN Circle of Excellence Award

Marian Altman, R.N., M.S., CNS-BC, CCRN, ANP, a VCU School of Nursing adjunct instructor who teaches in the R.N.-B.S. program (NURS 367) and in the CNS concentration, has been selected to receive a Circle of Excellence Award from the American Association of Critical Care Nurses! AACN selects only 25 individuals to receive this award each […]

Renowned Midwife Ina May Gaskin Lectures at the VCU School of Nursing

The VCU School of Nursing and the Institute for Women’s Health presented renowned midwife Ina May Gaskin, MA, CPM, at the Younger Auditorium on Nov 7. Director of the Farm Midwifery Center in Summertown, Tennessee, Gaskin is also founder of the Safe Motherhood Quilt Project, a national effort developed to draw public attention to the […]

Nursing Instructor Amy Popovich Featured as one of Style Weekly’s Top 40 Under 40

Amy Popovich, R.N., an adjunct instructor for the School of Nursing, and Resource Center Supervisor at the Richmond City Health District, was recently named as one of Style Weekly’s Top 40 Under 40. Popovich serves as a nurse and supervisor of the Richmond Health District’s community clinic program. The Style Weekly article highlighted her involvement […]

School of Nursing Students Send Care Package to Soldiers in Afghanistan

AJ (Adi) Clenance, a senior at the School of Nursing, lead a project to collect items for a care package to send to her husband and fellow soldiers stationed at Camp Dwyer, Afghanistan as the Platoon from MWCS-28, also known as the Spartans. AJ asked each soldier to share one thing he or she would […]

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