Month: April 2014

Students Address Community Needs with Service Learning Posters

Senior students from the traditional undergraduate nursing program presented their service-learning posters on Tuesday, April 29 in the Student Lounge. The posters were created to showcase the students’ service-learning projects that function as their final clinical experience for the Community Health Nursing (NURS 416) course. Community Health Nursing is the only service-learning course at the […]

Reunion Weekend 2014 Features Investiture Ceremony, State of the School Address and Alumni Awards

The VCU School of Nursing celebrated its 2014 Reunion Weekend with a variety of festive activities, including an investiture ceremony for Deborah McGuire, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, associate dean for research, who received a medallion for being the school’s first ever Florence E. Elliott Professor. Activities kicked off on Friday with a lecture by alumna Elizabeth […]

Nancy Jallo Wins Women’s Health Research Day Poster Award

Nancy Jallo, Ph.D., RNC, FNP-BC, WHNP-BC, CNS, assistant professor in the Department of Family and Community Health Nursing, won the Building Interdisciplinary Bridges in Women’s Health poster award at the 10th Annual Women’s Health Research Day. Her poster was titled “Stress Coping Intervention in Pregnant African American Women.”

Donate to the Debbie Lewis Memorial Scholarship

The Debbie Lewis Memorial Scholarship has reached $4,660 in gifts and pledges from 20 friends and family members. We invite you to make a gift or a pledge in memory of Lewis to help endow the scholarship at $10,000 to ensure it can be awarded every year to a deserving nursing student. Click here to view […]

Yingling Scholar Joanne Disch Presents Lecture on Health Care Reform

Joanne Disch, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, Faculty ad Honorem at the University of Minnesota and the VCU School of Nursing Yingling Scholar, believes that Americans have different opinions about health care reform because “where you stand is what you see.”  She returned to the VCU School of Nursing earlier this month to speak on “Knowing When […]

The School of Nursing Hosts Display of VCUHS Magnet Obelisk

The VCU School of Nursing received the Magnet Obelisk from the VCU Health System on Monday, April 21 to display for two weeks as part of a hand-off tradition. VCU Health System first earned the four-year Magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) in 2006, becoming the first hospital in the Richmond area to do […]

Nursing Students Participate in Mission of Mercy Event

VCU School of Nursing students teamed up with School of Pharmacy students on Thursday, April 10 for the Virginia State University (VSU) Cares Mission of Mercy (M.O.M.) event held at the VSU campus in Petersburg, Va. Mission of Mercy was launched by the Virginia Dental Association in 2000 in order to promote oral hygiene and […]

Panel Discussion on Sexuality, Gender Identity and Nursing Care on May 1

The VCU School of Nursing will host a panel discussion on sexuality, gender identity, and nursing care, titled “Let’s talk about sex,” on Thursday, May 1 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in Younger Auditorium. Kathleen Bell, M.S.N., RNC-OB, WHNP-BC, clinical instructor in the Department of Family and Community Health Nursing, said the idea for […]

Kyungeh An Receives CCTR Endowment Funding for Research Project

Kyungeh An, Ph.D., RN, associate professor in the Department of Adult Health and Nursing Systems, has been awarded endowment funding by the Center for Clinical and Translational Research (CCTR) for her research project, titled “The impact of autonomic dysfunction on liver-related symptoms in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and their relationship to systemic inflammation and insulin […]

Nursing Alumnae Share Path to Entrepreneurship in Lecture Series

Alumna Lisa Feierstein (B.S.’78/N), president of Active Healthcare, Inc., credits the nursing field with giving her the skills to believe in herself and take risks. Both she and alumna Carolyn McCrocklin (B.S. ‘82/N; Ph.D. ’09/N), president of American Critical Care Services, were guest speakers at the VCU School of Nursing for the first Nursing Entrepreneurs […]