Month: November 2012

VCU School of Nursing Announces Visionary Leader Awards Call for Nominations

As part of observing its 120th anniversary in 2013, the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Nursing is seeking nominations to honor 120 alumni and faculty members, both living and deceased, as Visionary Leaders. Nominees must be graduates or current/past faculty members of the VCU, Medical College of Virginia, St. Philip, or Richmond Professional Institute schools […]

Cabaniss Dinner Recognizes Donors and New Clinical Scholars Program

The annual Sadie Heath Cabaniss Society Dinner featured special recognition of several new Distinguished Cabaniss Society members, as well as the announcement of a new program to help raise funds for recruiting and retaining the brightest clinical faculty to the VCU School of Nursing. More than 150 alumni, faculty, students and friends of the VCU […]

Mary Jo Grap Appointed to Editorial Board for Nursing Research

Mary Jo Grap, Ph.D., RN, ACNP, FAAN, Nursing Alumni Endowed Professor at the VCU School of Nursing and interim associate dean of Research, has accepted the invitation to serve on the Editorial Board for Nursing Research. Nursing Research is the official journal of the Eastern Nursing Research Society and the Western Institute of Nursing. Its […]

VCU Study Finds Guided Imagery Helps Manage Symptoms of Fibromyalgia

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Nursing researchers have discovered that guided imagery significantly decreases stress, fatigue, pain and depression in women with fibromyalgia. The study abstract, “Effects of Guided Imagery on Biobehavioral Factors in Women with Fibromyalgia,” published online in the Journal of Behavioral Medicine, also found significant improvement in self-efficacy, the belief that one […]

VCU Nursing Student Earns Top Student Honor at March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Awards

A VCU School of nursing senior was honored with the top student award at this year’s March of Dimes Virginia Chapter’s Nurse of the Year Awards Gala held recently at the Richmond Omni. Shannon Storey, a native of Herndon, Va., was named Rising Star/ Nursing Student of the Year. This is the second consecutive year […]

VCU Nursing Wins Awards at March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Gala

The VCU School of Nursing had several honorees at this year’s March of Dimes Virginia Chapter’s Nurse of the Year Awards Gala held recently at the Richmond Omni. Winners were selected across 17 categories ranging from oncology to pediatrics.  More than 74 finalists emerged, all representing the March of Dimes vision for a healthier, stronger […]

Alison Montpetit and Michael Davis Present at International Breath Analysis Meeting

Alison Montpetit, Ph.D., RN, assistant professor in the Department of Adult Health and Nursing Systems, and Michael Davis, project director of exhaled breath, presented scientific podium sessions on “Breath Analysis in the ICU” at the 2012 International Breath Analysis Meeting held recently in Sonoma, Calif. Montpetit presented on the topic “Evaluation of Exhaled Breath Condensate […]

Jo Robins Presents Workshop on Alternative Medicine

Jo Robins, Ph.D., RN, ANP-BC, AHN-C, CHTP, assistant professor in the Department of Family and Community Health Nursing, presented a three-hour workshop, titled “Caring for Ourselves,” at the Virginia Association of Free Clinics 2012 Conference on Transformational Change held recently at the Homestead in Hot Springs, Va. Part 1 of the workshop provided an overview […]

Nancy Jallo, VCU Interdisciplinary Team Selected for Grand Challenges Exploration Grant

Nancy Jallo, Ph.D., RNC, FNP-BC, WHNP-BC, CNS, assistant professor in the Department of Family and Community Health Nursing, is part of a VCU interdisciplinary team that is a Grand Challenges Explorations winner, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The interdisciplinary team from VCU includes medical experts in HIV and community health […]

Staff Assembly Participates in Project Homeless Connect

As part of the School of Nursing’s community outreach efforts, Staff Assembly members volunteered this week with Project Homeless Connect at the Richmond Convention Center. Project Homeless Connect matches clients with volunteers in a one-of-a-kind partnership to assist chronically homeless adults connect to as many on-site services as possible in one day. The goal for […]