Month: May 2013

Scenes from Dr. Patty Gray’s Retirement Reception

The VCU School of Nursing held a retirement reception for Patty Gray, Ph.D., RN, professor and chair of the Department of Adult Health and Nursing Systems, on May 20. Gray is retiring this summer after 17 years at the School of Nursing.  The reception was held in the student lounge and the SON Garden. Faculty, […]

Scenes from Dr. Nancy Langston’s Retirement Reception

The VCU School of Nursing recently held a retirement reception for Nancy Langston, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, ANEF, who is retiring this summer after 22 years as dean. The reception, held in the student lounge and SON garden, drew faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends from across the campus and the surrounding community. Among the gifts […]

VCU Nursing Alumna Marilyn Tavenner Confirmed by Senate to Lead Medicare and Medicaid

Two-time VCU alumna Marilyn Tavenner, who earned her B.S. in nursing and her master’s in health administration (M.H.A.) from VCU, won confirmation from the Senate to serve as administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Tavenner had been serving as acting administrator since December 2011. Click here to read more.  

VCU Nursing Dean, Faculty and Students Recognized at VCUHS Nurses Week Ceremony

VCU Nursing was well represented last week among honorees at the VCU Health System’s Week of the Nurse Awards Ceremony hosted by Patient Care Support Services in the Kontos Medical Sciences Building’s auditorium. The event’s theme, “Nurses Rocking Through the Ages,” was reflected throughout the program, including a special recognition of Nancy F. Langston, Ph.D., […]

VCU Nursing Recognizes Spring 2013 Graduates

The VCU School of Nursing recognized 130 graduating students at its 2013 Spring Recognition Ceremony held on Friday, May 10 at the Siegel Center.  VCU’s Spring Commencement Exercises were held on Saturday, May 11 at the Richmond Coliseum. Continuing the tradition, nursing graduates also demonstrated the most VCU spirit at the Commencement Exercises. They were […]

Erica Gregory and Elizabeth Miles Win Staff Service Award

Congratulations to Erica Gregory and Elizabeth Miles, the winners of this year’s Staff Service Award! The 4th Annual Staff Service Awards were presented at the School of Nursing’s Staff Appreciation breakfast on April 24 in the Student Lounge.  Every year two members of the School of Nursing staff are selected for exceptional performance and unique […]

Nursing Students Organize Healthy Living Activities at Boys and Girls Club Festival

VCU Nursing students organized healthy living symposiums and a vendor’s fair as part of the “Hoops for Health and Healthy Living Festival” held at the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club last Saturday. Students in Community Health Nursing 416 taught by Melissa Gomes, Ph.D., RN, assistant professor in the Department of Family and Community Health […]

Students Present Service Learning Posters

NURS 416 Community Health student poster presentations were held on April 23 in the Student Lounge. The poster session represents the culmination of the students’ Service-Learning Projects and serves as their final clinical experience for the course. Student projects and corresponding faculty members included: birth companions for pregnant teens (Sue Lindner), planning and hosting the […]

Patricia Kinser, Candace Burton and Victoria Menzies Present at Women’s Health Research Day, Menzies Wins Poster Award

Patricia Kinser, Ph.D., RN, WHNP-BC, Candace Burton, Ph.D., RN, FNE, both assistant professors in the Department of Family and Community Health Nursing, and Victoria Menzies, Ph.D., RN, PMHCNS-BC, assistant professor in the Department of Adult Health and Nursing Systems, presented posters at VCU’s 9th Annual Women’s Health Research Day. Dr. Menzies won the Building Interdisciplinary […]

Graduating Master’s Students Recognized for Research Projects

Every semester, graduating students in the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care and Adult-Gerontology Acute care concentrations at the VCU School of Nursing implement an evidenced-based research project in collaboration with their clinical faculty and preceptor. The evidenced-based project involves identification of a clinical problem, literature review with root cause analysis, implementation and evaluation of the intervention. A […]