Month: July 2013

VCU School of Nursing Receives Grant to Expand Community-Based Care Model for Seniors

A $1.5-million grant will allow the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Nursing to expand an interdisciplinary, community-based pilot program that helps underserved older adults better manage their chronic health conditions and coordinate their care. The three-year grant from the United States Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) will expand […]

Ann Hamric Publishes 5th Edition of Advanced Practice Nursing Book

Ann Hamric, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, associate dean of Academic Programs, recently published the 5th edition of her book “Advanced Practice Nursing: An Integrative Approach.” The book addresses all major advanced practice nursing competencies, roles and issues. Co-authors include Charlene M. Hanson, Ed.D., RN, CS, FNP, FAAN; Mary Fran Tracy, Ph.D., RN, CCNS, FAAN; and Eileen […]

Linda Haddad Uses Cultural and Public Health Expertise to Help Tribal Populations in Israel

In the Negev Desert region of Israel, many remote villagers have special health needs that require long treks through the desert heat or freezing winter winds to catch a bus to the nearest big city for treatment. Linda Haddad, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, associate professor in the VCU School of Nursing’s Department of Adult Health and […]

Alumni Profile: Emily Drake, PhD, RN, CNL

    VCU Nursing PhD alumna Dr. Emily Drake (Class of 2005) received the Award of Excellence in Education from the American Association of Women’s Health, Obstetrics and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) at the group’s annual convention in June. An associate professor in the School of Nursing at UVA, Drake was recognized for her creative approach […]

Seeking Participants for Study of Commonly Experienced Symptoms and Biological Measures in Adult Women

The Department of Family and Community Health Nursing needs women between 40-65 years old with no prior history of cancer or chronic viral infections willing to participate in a study to advance breast cancer research. Participants will complete one study visit at which time they will answer questionnaires, take a short computerized test and donate […]

New Dean Joins VCU School of Nursing

The VCU School of Nursing welcomes our new dean, Jean Giddens, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, a nationally recognized expert in nursing education, curricula and evaluation!

VCU Faculty Recognized for Nursing Excellence

Several VCU School of Nursing faculty and preceptors were recognized with awards during the June 26 Faculty Assembly meeting. In her last meeting as chair of the Faculty Assembly, Marie Chapin, M.S., RN, CPNP, assistant professor in the Department of Family and Community Health Nursing, presented awards and flowers to the following faculty: Linda Haddad, […]