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Alumna Shelly Buck Shares Her Journey to Leadership

Shelly Buck, M.B.A, NEA-BC (B.S. ’96/N), Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellow and vice-president, patient care services/chief nurse executive at Bon Secours St. Francis Medical Center (SFMC), believes in making your own rules if you believe something must change, even if that means “wearing a white suit and red shoes to a board meeting.” Buck […]

STTI to Host Research Presentation

VCU’s chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, the nursing honor society, is hosting a presentation on “Research Globalization: Bridging Research at Home and Abroad” at the School of Nursing on Friday, April 4. The presentation will be held from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. in Younger Auditorium. R. McKenna Brown, Ph.D., executive director of the […]

Student Nurses’ Association Hosts a Bone Marrow Registry Event

The VCU Student Nurses’ Association (SNA) arranged a bone marrow registry event at the Jonah L. Larrick Student Center on Thursday, March 20. SNA partnered with VCU’s Be the Match on Campus chapter, a division of the National Marrow Donor Program, to match patients in need of a bone marrow transplant with donors. Faculty, staff […]

NSWB Hosts Bowl-a-thon Fundraiser for Make-A-Wish Foundation

VCU’s Nursing Students Without Borders (NSWB) is having a Bowl-a-thon fundraiser to benefit the Make-A-Wish foundation on Saturday, March 29 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Bowl America Short Pump. Participants will ask friends and family to sponsor them at a flat rate or a pledge-per-pin and all proceeds will go to the Make-A-Wish […]

Two Nursing Students to Receive Phi Kappa Phi Scholarships

Two VCU School of Nursing students were recently selected as scholarship recipients by Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. They were nominated and selected from a pool of applications that doubled in number of submissions compared to last year. The following students were selected as scholarship recipients: Jennah Faulkner, a senior nursing student from Clover, S.C., will receive the […]

Joanne Disch Returns to Speak on Health Care Reform on April 9

Joanne Disch, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, Faculty ad Honorem at the University of Minnesota and the VCU School of Nursing Yingling Scholar, will return to the school on Wednesday, April 9. Disch will speak on “Knowing When to Lead, Follow or Get Out of the Way With Health Care Reform” at 3:30 p.m. in room 1011. […]

Nurse Executive Shelly Buck to Present for Women’s History Month

In observance of March as Women’s History Month, the VCU School of Nursing’s Cultural Action Committee is hosting alumna Shelly Buck, M.B.A, NEA-BC (B.S., ’96/N), Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellow and vice-president, patient care services/chief nurse executive at Bon Secours St. Francis Medical Center (SFMC) on Wednesday, March 26. Buck will present on the […]

Patricia Kinser Receives D. Jean Wood Nursing Scholarship Award

Patricia Kinser, Ph.D., RN, WHNP-BC, assistant professor in the Department of Family and Community Health Nursing, received the D. Jean Wood Nursing Scholarship Award presented by the Southern Nursing Research Society (SNRS) to recognize the contributions of a researcher who has enhanced the science and practice of nursing in the Southern region. Due to flight cancellations […]

Yingling Scholar Joanne Disch Discusses Leadership at the School of Nursing

Joanne Disch, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, Faculty ad Honorem at the University of Minnesota and VCU School of Nursing Yingling Scholar, visited the School of Nursing this week to discuss leadership capacity with faculty, staff and students. Disch has been working with the School since the fall to help guide organizational change. In a session with NURS […]

Nursing Entrepreneurs Series to Launch Wednesday, April 2

The VCU Nursing Entrepreneurs Series will hold its first event at noon Wednesday, April 2, in room 1015. The VCU community and public are invited to attend a free informal presentation and question and answer session with Lisa Feierstein (B.S.’78/N) and Carolyn McCrocklin (B.S. ‘82/N; Ph.D. ’09/N). Feierstein worked as a registered nurse for a number of years before […]

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