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Distinguished Nursing Alumna Marilyn Tavenner Visits Campus

VCU Nursing alumna Marilyn Tavenner recently returned to her alma mater to speak about issues facing the nation’s healthcare system, CMS structure and goals, the Affordable Care Act and her own personal journey to arrive at where she is today. President Barack Obama recently announced his intention to nominate her to head the the U.S. […]

Dr. Mary Jo Grap Receives AACN Research Abstract Award and Patent for New Device

Mary Jo Grap, Ph.D., R.N., ACNP, FAAN, Nursing Alumni Endowed Professor at the School of Nursing, has been selected to receive a 2012 American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) Research Abstract Award for her poster abstract “Sedation as a mediator of the stress response during mechanical ventilation.” Dr. Grap will present her findings in May […]

Sigma Theta Tau Inducts New Members

The Gamma Omega Chapter of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International, held its induction ceremony at Younger Auditorium in the School of Nursing on Dec. 9. Membership to Sigma Theta Tau is by invitation to baccalaureate and graduate nursing students who demonstrate academic excellence and to nurse leaders exhibiting exceptional achievements in […]

VCU Nursing Honors its Newest Graduates

The VCU School of Nursing held its Recognition Ceremony on Dec. 9 at the Richmond Convention Center to honor more than 230 nursing degree candidates. VCU’s Fall 2011 Commencement Exercises were held on Saturday, Dec. 10 at the Siegel Center. Nursing students honored with awards at the Recognition Ceremony include: Karen Mace – Yingling Senior […]

VCU Nursing Faculty Member Receives March of Dimes Leadership Award

Nancy Jallo, Ph.D., RNC, FNP-BC, CNS, assistant professor in the School of Nursing, recently received the 2011 Outstanding Leadership in Program Award from the Virginia Chapter of the March of Dimes! This award is given annually to members demonstrating many years of active support to the Chapter. Dr. Jallo joined the Chapter Program Services Committee […]

VCU Nursing Alumna Named Dean of Nursing at Baylor University

VCU Nursing alumna Shelley F. Conroy, Ed.D., M.S., R.N., has been named as the new dean of the Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON) at Baylor University, effective Jan. 1, 2012. Dr. Conroy has more than 25 years of experience in higher education, health care administration, and nursing and health care research. She joins Baylor […]

VCU School of Nursing Students Volunteer at Asian American Society Health Fair

VCU School of Nursing students volunteered on Dec. 3 at the Asian American Society of Central Virginia’s 2011 Health Fair at Hermitage High School. Sophomores Nitin Sharma, Tenesha Bottoms, Alexandra Leonard, Justin Yaworsky and Dillon Madrigal provided height and waist measurements and blood pressure checks.They also shared information with participants on the names of clinics […]

Legacy of VCU Nursing Alumna Featured in Richmond Times-Dispatch Story

The legacy of VCU Nursing alumna Louise Lomax Winters, a former Tuskegee Army nurse who cared for the famed Tuskegee Airmen, was featured in a column in today’s Richmond Times-Dispatch. Winters was a 1942 graduate of the former St. Philip School of Nursing for African American women, which was a part of the Medical College […]

President Barack Obama to Nominate VCU Alumna to Lead Medicare and Medicaid

President Barack Obama announced last week his intent to nominate VCU Nursing alumna Marilyn Tavenner, M.H.A., B.S.N., R.N., to serve as administrator of the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Tavenner has served as principal deputy administrator of CMS since February 2010. She will serve as acting administrator during her confirmation process. Previously, […]