Month: May 2012

Rita Chapman and Isac Crouch Win Staff Service Awards

Congratulations to Rita Chapman and Isac Crouch, the winners of this year’s Staff Service Award! Every year two members of the School of Nursing staff are selected for exceptional performance and unique contributions to the school. A committee consisting of last year’s awardees Deborah Lewis, administrative professional, and Samantha Mitchell-Dix, education support specialist, reviewed the […]

Candace Burton to Attend NINR Summer Genetics Institute

Candace Burton, Ph.D., R.N., assistant professor in the Department of Family and Community Health Nursing, has been accepted to the NINR Summer Genetics Institute at NIH, a one-month intensive research training program at the National Institutes of Health (NHI) in Bethesda, Maryland. Sponsored by the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), the SGI provides participants […]

Lana Sargent and Team Members Win Community Engagement Grant

Lana Sargent, M.S.N., RN, FNP-C, GNP-BC, assistant professor in the Department of Adult Health and Nursing Systems, is part of a team that won a Community Engagement grant for a Community Health and Wellness Program for older adults. Members of the team include Dominion Resident Service Coordinator Greg Ford, Pamela Parsons Ph.D., RN, GNP-BC (PI […]

Nursing Faculty Honored at VCUHS Nurses Week Award Ceremony

VCU Nursing faculty were among the individuals honored this year at VCU Health System’s Nurses Week Awards. Mary Jo Grap, Ph.D., RN, ACNP, FAAN, Nursing Alumni Endowed Professor, was honored as part of the MRICU team that won an award for its mobility protocol. Dr. Grap’s recognition is a reflection of her longstanding commitment to […]

VCU Nursing Celebrates its Newest Graduates

The VCU School of Nursing held its Recognition Ceremony on May 11 at the Siegel Center to honor 179 nursing degree candidates. VCU’s Spring 2012 Commencement Exercises were held on Saturday, May 12 at the Richmond Coliseum. Nursing students honored with awards at the Recognition Ceremony include: Suzanne English, Marguerite Nicholson Award Megan Williams, Mabel […]

VCU LifeEvac Visits School of Nursing

Flight nurses and flight paramedics from VCU LifeEvac and the VCU Health System critical care ground and air transport teams participated in simulations at the Clinical Learning Center on May 9 and 10. VCU LifeEvac holds simulations quarterly to ensure that staff members have the opportunity to practice advanced airway management and resuscitation, as well […]

Nursing Alumni Return for Reunion Weekend

The MCV Campus celebrated Reunion Weekend April 20-22. More than 130 Nursing alumni returned to campus to celebrate at a variety of events from class-specific dinners to hands-on simulation to a spirited and informative talk about the future of nursing and the coming changes to health care law. Alumni attending ranged from the years 1942 […]

Congratulations to Kelly Joyner, N ’12!

Kelly Joyner correctly answered our last Nursing Week trivia question and received the prize pack for the day. She correctly answered the question “What year were the first male students admitted to the VCU School of Nursing?” with the answer 1971. Thanks to all who participated and helped us to celebrate Nurses Week!

Ashley Jones Selected for Who’s Who Among Students

Ashley Jones, a junior at the VCU School of Nursing and the VCU Honors College, was selected to be included in the Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges publication. Each year, a select group of students is named to Who’s Who Among Students. This honor is conferred by more than 2,842 schools […]

NSWB Raises $1,500 for Relay for Life

Nursing Students Without Borders participated in Relay for Life of VCU on April 21 at the Cary Street field. Students also coordinated a bake sale and offered blood pressure screenings on site. The NSWB team raised over $1,500 for Relay for Life of VCU. Relay For Life is organized for individuals to celebrate the lives […]