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Global Women’s Health Lecture Series

The School of Nursing will continue its Global Women’s Health Lecture Series with the following events this month. Both lectures are free and open to students, faculty, staff and alumni. “International Policies, Promises, & Politics” Presented by: Stephanie L. Ferguson, Ph.D., RN, FAAN Associate Professor and Director of the Community Nursing Organization Date: March 8, […]

Women Sought for Tai Chi

Are you a premenopausal woman, aged 35-50, with clothing size of 12 & above, and a family history of heart disease? You may be eligible to participate in a 16 week research study examining the effects of tai chi on women at risk for heart disease. Tai Chi is a fitness exercise of moving meditation. […]

Kathleen Martin Bell Authors an Article on Centering Pregnancy

Adjunct faculty member and alumna Kathleen Martin Bell( BS ’07, MS ’11), a clinical nurse in Labor and Delivery at VCU Medical Center, has authored an article on “Centering Pregnancy” that was published in the January issue of the International Journal of Childbirth Education.

Robin Hills Shares Testimony at House Subcommittee Meeting

Robin Hills, M.S., WHNP-BC, CNE, clinical assistant professor, was invited to provide expert testimony at the House Rules Subcommittee on Feb. 2 in support of HJ147, a resolution study proposed by Del. Charniele Herring from Northern Virginia which would direct the Joint Commission on Health Care to study options and develop recommendations for implementing expedited […]

Melanie Binshtok Publishes Article in Cardiosource Newsletter

Adjunct instructor and alumna Melanie Binshtok, (M.S./N.P. ’10), RN, B.S.N., wrote an article that was published in the February 2012 online edition of the American College of Cardiology’s Cardiosource CVT enewsletter. The article, entitled “Experiences in the First Year of Practice as a Cardiology Nurse Practitioner,” can be viewed on the Cardiosource website.

Susan Lindner Trains Richmond Area Home Visitors

Susan L. Lindner, RNC, M.S.N., assistant clinical professor, conducted a training program for Richmond Area Home Visitors last week at the United Way of Greater Richmond and Petersburg. She discussed medications that are commonly prescribed during pregnancy and the post-partum period.

VCU School of Nursing Announces Ph.D. Hybrid Format

Nurses Can Complete Doctorate Through Combined Online and On-site Format The VCU School of Nursing is making a Ph.D. degree more convenient for nurses who want to continue working while pursuing a doctorate. The school announced today that its Ph.D. program has been enhanced to incorporate a hybrid instructional format starting next fall. Under the […]

Nursing Night at the Siegel Center a Great Success

VCU Nursing Night at the Siegel Center was held on Wednesday, Feb. 8 where over 140 nursing students, alumni, faculty, staff and preceptors came out to support and cheer on the Rams taking on the Towson Tigers. Nearly 100 guests enjoyed hot dogs, nachos, cookies and drinks during a pre-game nursing meet-up held at court […]

Article by Drs. Robins, Elswick and McCain Cited in Mindfulness Research Monthly

A recent article authored by Jo Lynne Robins, Ph.D., R.N., ANP-BC, AHN-C, CHTP, assistant professor in the Family and Community Health Nursing Department; R.K. Elswick, Ph.D., director of Biostatistics and Data Services; and Nancy McCain, D.S.N., R.N., FAAN, Nursing Alumni Endowed Professor, was published in the Journal of Holistic Nursing and was cited in the […]

Elke Zschaebitz to Present at VCNP Annual Conference

Elke Zschaebitz, M.S.N., FNP-BC, assistant clinical professor and master’s program clinical preceptorship coordinator, along with Patty Schweikert FNP, D.N.P. from UVa and David Gordon, the director of Telehealth at UVA, will be presenting “Thinking Outside the Box–Implications and applications for Advanced Practices Nurses using Telemedicine” on Sunday, March 11, 2012 at the Virginia Council of […]

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