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Candace Johnson Earns Ph.D. and Carol Ann Irby Earns Master’s Degree

Two school of nursing employees recently participated in commencement ceremonies after earning their degrees. Candace Johnson, Ph.D., M.P.H., RN, assistant professor in the Department of Family and Community Health Nursing, completed her doctorate program at the University of Virginia (UVA) this past fall and recently participated in UVA’s annual graduation ceremony. Carol Ann Irby, human […]

School of Nursing Faculty Presentations

The following School of Nursing faculty members have recently presented across the country: Ann Hamric, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, professor and associate dean of academic programs, recently presented the keynote address, titled “Moral Distress: From Research to Translation Into Practice,” at the 7th Annual Nursing Inquiry and Innovations Conference sponsored by UC San Diego Health System in […]

School of Nursing Volunteers at Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club Festival

Students in a community health class taught by Thomas Brunner, M.S., RN, clinical assistant professor in the Department of Family and Community Health Nursing, recently volunteered at the second annual Hoops for Health and Healthy Living Festival held at the Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club. The students helped recruit and organize 20 non-profit vendors for the healthy living […]

Angela Starkweather Selected to Participate in Massey Cancer Center Training Program for Palliative Care

Angela Starkweather, Ph.D., ACNP-BC,CNRN, associate professor and chair of the Department of Adult Health and Nursing Systems, was selected to participate in a competitive clinical training program developed by the VCU Massey Cancer Center’s Thomas Palliative Care Program. She is one of just 36 Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) from across the Commonwealth of Virginia […]

Alumna Heather Pittard Presents Sex Education Workshop in Mozambique

Heather D. Pittard, RN (B.S. ’09/N), a Peace Corps computer teacher stationed in Mozambique in Southeast Africa, recently presented four workshops on sex education to about 250 high school juniors and seniors. Though she was assigned to teach mathematics and computers for the Peace Corps, Pittard said she is always looking for opportunities to incorporate […]

Candace Burton Receives Advanced Forensics Nursing Certification

Candace Burton, Ph.D., RN, FNE, assistant professor in the Department of Family and Community Health Nursing, recently received board certification in Advanced Forensics Nursing (AFN-BC) from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). This relatively new certification is attained by external review of a research and practice portfolio. Burton consults with the VCU forensic nurse program […]

Watch the Virginia Currents Coverage of IPE Project Online

The Richmond Health and Wellness program, an interprofessional education and practice program funded by a $1.5 million Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grant to SON, was recently featured on the PBS show Virginia Currents. Led by Pam Parsons, Ph.D., GNP, a faculty member in the Schools of Nursing and Medicine, the program features teams of students […]

Victoria Menzies Selected to Attend Harris Manchester College Summer Institute

Victoria Menzies, Ph.D., RN, PMHCNS-BC, assistant professor in the Department of Adult Health and Nursing Systems, is one of two VCU faculty selected to attend the Harris Manchester College Summer Institute from June 29 to July 6. VCU’s International University Partnerships provide VCU faculty and students the opportunity for involvement and collaboration in an international […]

Hilaire Thompson Presents on Geriatric Traumatic Brain Injury at SON

Hilaire Thompson, Ph.D., RN, ACNP-BC, CNRN, FAAN (M.S. ‘96/N), associate professor in Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems at the University of Washington School of Nursing, visited the School of Nursing on May 7 to speak on “Geriatric traumatic brain injury: Is age just a number?” Thompson discussed her research on preventing and improving outcomes from traumatic […]

VCU School of Nursing Recognizes 180 New Graduates

The VCU School of Nursing recognized 180 graduating students at its 2014 Spring Recognition Ceremony Friday, May 9 at the Siegel Center. VCU’s Spring Commencement Exercises were held Saturday, May 10 at the Richmond Coliseum. Nursing awards were presented to the following graduates: Yingling Senior Achievement Award – Danielle Viggiani; Mabel Montgomery Award – Kathryn […]

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