Month: January 2013

Nursing Students Without Borders Promote Improved Health Among Guatemalan Women

Nursing Students Without Borders (NSWB) at Virginia Commonwealth University took their medical knowledge and services to Guatemala earlier this month to help improve health and the lifestyle of indigenous Mayans. Nursing Students without Borders is a non-profit organization created with the vision of promoting public health both in the community and on an international level. […]

Open Session Scheduled Jan. 31 for Third Finalist in Dean’s Search

A presentation and open session will be held on Thursday, Jan. 31 for the third finalist in the dean’s search for the VCU School of Nursing. Elias Provencio-Vasquez, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, FAANP, dean and professor of the School of Nursing at the University of Texas El Paso, will be presenting “Moving the VCU School of Nursing to Greater […]

Candace Burton Receives Research Award to Evaluate Project Connect Training Initiative

Candace Burton, Ph.D., RN, FNE, assistant professor in the Department of Family and Community Health Nursing, received a $30,000 research award through the Institute for Women’s Health for an interdisciplinary project. Her co-investigator is Kellie Carlyle Palazzolo, Ph.D., M.PH., assistant professor in the Department of Social and Behavioral Health in the School of Medicine. The […]

SON Black History Month Event — “One Book, One School” Discussion on Feb. 25

In observance of February as Black History Month, the VCU School of Nursing’s Committee for Cultural Action is hosting a “One Book, One School” discussion on Monday, Feb. 25 from noon to 1 p.m. in room 1015.  Light refreshments will be served. Students, faculty and staff are invited to come discuss “The Immortal Life of […]

Open Session Scheduled Jan. 18 for Second Finalist in Dean’s Search

A presentation and open session will be held on Friday, Jan. 18 for the second finalist in the dean’s search for the VCU School of Nursing.  Jean Giddens, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, will be presenting “Moving the VCU School of Nursing to Greater Distinction” beginning at 11:45 a..m. followed by a question and answer period in room […]

Diana Cartagena and Suzanne Ameringer Win Sigma Theta Tau Grant

Diana Cartagena, a Ph.D. candidate, and Suzanne Ameringer, Ph.D., RN, assistant professor in the Department of Family and Community Health Nursing, won the Gamma Omega Nurse Researcher/Nurse Clinician Partnership Grant award presented by Sigma Theta Tau. The award aims to further nursing knowledge building through the development of evidence-based practice in the clinical setting. As […]

Richmond Magazine Features Article on 50th Anniversary of St. Philip Closing

An article about the 50th anniversary of the closing of the St. Philip School of Nursing is among the feature stories in the January edition of Richmond Magazine. Founded in 1920 at the Medical College of Virginia, St. Philip was one of the first nursing schools for African-Americans in Virginia. The article recaps a panel […]

Rams Win A-10 Conference Opener During VCU Nursing Night at Siegel Center

VCU School of Nursing faculty, staff, students and alumni cheered on the Rams on Jan. 9  as they routed the Dayton Flyers 74-62 during VCU Nursing Night at the Stuart C. Siegel Center.  The game was VCU’s Atlantic-10 conference opener and the entire audience donned either a black or gold “Stripe the Stu” t-shirt once […]

Preschoolers Visit the Clinical Learning Center for Hands-on Simulation Demonstration

It’s never too early to learn about nursing. A preschool class from Weinstein JCC visited the Clinical Learning Center at the VCU School of Nursing today to get a hands-on demonstration of simulated patient care. Dina Schnurman, M.S.N., M.B.A., RN, , CPN, CPON, a pediatric nurse educator, led a demonstration on a pediatric patient simulator, showing […]

Open Session Scheduled Jan. 8 for First Finalist in Dean’s Search

A presentation and open session will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 8 for the first finalist in the dean’s search for the VCU School of Nursing.  Linda T. Adams, Dr.P.H., RN, FAAN, will be presenting “Moving the VCU School of Nursing to Greater Distinction” beginning at 11:45 a..m. followed by a question and answer period in […]