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VCU Schools of Nursing and Dentistry Establish Integrated Health Center to Offer Preventive Care

The VCU Schools of Nursing and Dentistry have partnered with Virginia Premier Health Plan, Inc. to establish an innovative model of health care that is expected to enhance dental and physical health outcomes among vulnerable populations. In a pilot program that integrates dental and physical health services, the schools have established a nurse practitioner-managed health […]

Patricia Kinser and Jo Robins Author Article

Patricia Kinser, Ph.D., RN, WHNP-BC, assistant professor, and Jo Robins, Ph.D., RN, ANP-BC, AHN-C, CHTP, assistant professor, both in the Department of Family and Community Health Nursing, authored an article that has been accepted for publication in Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, an international, peer-reviewed journal that seeks to understand the sources and to encourage […]

Legacy Lectureship in Psychiatric-Mental Health on April 19

As part of Reunion Weekend, the VCU School of Nursing presents the 4th Legacy Lectureship in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing on Friday, April 19 at 11 a.m., followed by a light lunch from noon to 1 p.m in Younger Auditorium. The topic will be “Every Nurse is a Psychiatric Nurse,” presented by Barbara J. Limandri, Ph.D., […]

NSWB Fundraiser at Baker’s Crust

Nursing Students Without Borders (NSWB) is holding its Annual Eat-Out Fundraiser Event at Baker’s Crust in Carytown on March 27 from 4:30 p.m to 8:30 p.m. If you eat at Baker’s Crust on this date, be sure to mention NSWB so that 15% of your meal (food only) will be donated to NSWB.

Debra Lyon Featured in CBS-6 Interview

Debra Lyon, Ph.D., RN, FNP-BC, FNAP, FAAN, chair of the Department of Family and Community Health Nursing, is continuing to receive media attention for her breast cancer symptom management research. She was recently featured in an interview with Stephanie Rochon on CBS-6. Click here to view the interview online.

Breakfast with the Dean at Aromas

Nursing alumni from the Williamsburg and Tidewater area were invited to Breakfast with the Dean at Aromas Coffeehouse on Merchant’s Square on Friday, March 8. Alumni from the St. Philip School of Nursing, the MCV School of Nursing and some recent graduates of the VCU School of Nursing came together for good food and great […]

Nursing Nightcap at VCNP Conference Draws Alumni

The VCU School of Nursing hosted a Nursing Nightcap on Thursday, March 7 at the Williamsburg Lodge during the annual conference of the Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners. Over 60 alumni attended an informal gathering to reconnect with former faculty and Dr. Nancy Langston as she prepares to retire as dean this summer. Guests enjoyed […]

VCU Names Dean of School of Nursing

Jean Giddens, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, a nationally recognized expert in nursing education, curricula and evaluation, has been named dean of the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Nursing effective June 30. Giddens currently serves as professor and executive dean of the College of Nursing at the University of New Mexico. The author of numerous journal articles, nursing textbooks […]

VCU School of Nursing’s Master’s Degree Program Still Ranked in the Top 10%

The VCU School of Nursing’s master’s degree program is still ranked 36th in the nation in U.S. News and World Report’s 2014 edition of Best Graduate Schools. The master’s degree program at VCU School of Nursing provides a world-class learning experience that prepare nurses to become leaders in advanced practice nursing. The program provides nurses […]

Debra Lyon Named Associate Dean for Research at VCU School of Nursing

 VCU Nursing three-time alumna Debra Lyon, Ph.D., RN, FNP-BC, FNAP, FAAN, chair of the Department of Family and Community Health Nursing, has been named associate dean for Research at the VCU School of Nursing, effective April 1. Lyon, the Judith B. Collins and Joseph M. Teefey Distinguished Professor, has served as chair since spring 2010. […]

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