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Debra Lyon’s “Chemo Brain” Interview for TV8’s Medical Minute Segment

Debra Lyon, Ph.D., RN, FNP-BC, FNAP, FAAN, the Judith B. Collins and Joseph M. Teefey Distinguished Professor and chair of the Department of Family and Community Health Nursing, was featured on WRIC-TV8 in yesterday’s medical minute segment on “chemo brain.” The segment also included video footage of a patient, Beverly Tompkins, participating in a computer […]

Nursing Alumna Marilyn Tavenner Visits VCU

Marilyn Tavenner, acting administrator of the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and two-time VCU alumna, spoke this week to a crowd of almost 200 at the Larrick Student Center. Click here to read more.

Local Middle Schools Visit VCU Health Sciences

The VCU School of Nursing is currently participating in the Richmond Public Schools Renaissance Program. During four days in October and November, local middle school students visit a different health sciences school on the MCV Campus to get a first-hand look at the training offered. During their time at the School of Nursing, RPS students […]

Adjunct Faculty Member Coleen Kenny to Participate in Live Call-in Show on Public Access TV

Adjunct nursing faculty member Coleen Kenny, RN (M.S. ’96/N), adult nurse practitioner at VCU Internal Medicine/Geriatrics, will be interviewed about health care for the frail elderly on Wednesday, Oct. 24 during a live call-in show on Comcast Cable Channel 95 and FIOS 36. The program will air in Goochland, Hanover, Henrico and Richmond between 7:30 […]

Kenneth White Inducted as American Academy of Nursing Fellow

Kenneth R. White, Ph.D., RN, FACHE, FAAN (B.S. ’95/N, M.S. ’95/N), who holds joint appointments as the Sentara Professor in VCU’s Department of Health Administration and professor in the VCU School of Nursing, was one of 176 nurse leaders from across the nation inducted as Fellows during the American Academy of Nursing’s 39th annual meeting […]

Alvin Garcia Completes Training as Trauma Nurse Coordinator

The VCU School of Nursing congratulates alumnus Alvin Garcia, LCDR, Navy Nurse Corps (B.S. ’95/N), for completing training as a Trauma Nurse Coordinator in Afghanistan in the Joint Trauma System (JTS). He is pictured here with another VCU Nursing alumnus, Joseph Warren, RN, LTC (retired) Army Nurse Corps (B.S. ’80/N). The JTS works to improve […]