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Nurse Practitioner Students Provide Back to School Physicals for Richmond Residents

VCU School of Nursing students performed 43 school entry physicals last week at the Richmond City Health District’s annual Back-to-School event for city residents. Four nurse practitioner students completed the physicals under the direction of faculty preceptors Allison Gregory, M.S.N., RN, FNP-BC, clinical assistant professor in the Department of Family and Community Health Nursing; Carla […]

VCU SON Faculty and Staff Kick off New Academic Year at Convocation

The School of Nursing held its annual convocation at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden recently to welcome faculty and staff to a new academic year. The convocation included a State of the School address by Jean Giddens, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, dean and professor, as well as some team-oriented activities to help faculty and staff get to […]

School of Nursing Hosts Adjunct Faculty Orientation and Guest Speaker Marilyn Oermann

More than 80 VCU School of Nursing adjunct faculty were welcomed to campus on Tuesday, Aug. 19, for orientation activities. A highlight of the day was a roundtable discussion and a presentation by guest speaker Marilyn Oermann, Ph.D., RN, ANEF, FAAN, professor and director of evaluation and educational research at the Duke University School of […]

Guest Speaker Hyekyun Rhee Presents on Improving Asthma Outcomes in Adolescents

Hyekyun Rhee, Ph.D., RN, PNP, associate professor of Nursing and Pediatrics at the University of Rochester School of Nursing, recently visited the VCU School of Nursing to discuss her research on improving asthma outcomes in adolescents. A guest speaker of the school’s Center for Biobehavioral Clinical Research, Rhee presented on the topic “Asthma Self-Management in […]

Patricia Kinser Teaches a New CEU Course for Faculty

Join us for a new CEU course offered to faculty in the Schools of Nursing, Dentistry, Medicine, Pharmacy, Allied Health and Psychology. Taught by Patricia Kinser, Ph.D., RN, WHNP-BC, assistant professor in the Department of Family and Community Health Nursing, and George Deeb, D.D.S., associate professor in the School of Dentistry, this course runs for […]

Guest Speaker Beth Rodgers Addresses the Future of Nursing

Beth Rodgers, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, professor and interim chair of Research and Ph.D. Studies at the University of New Mexico College of Nursing, lectured on nursing theory at the School of Nursing on Wednesday, Aug. 13. Rodgers presented on the topic “If We Only Walk Long Enough … Achieving Nursing’s Preferred Future Through Knowledge and […]

VCU School of Nursing Volunteers in Largest Medical Outreach Event in Country

VCU School of Nursing students toughed out three days of rain and cool weather to participate in the Remote Area Medical (RAM) event held in Wise County, Virginia. Genevieve Beaird, RN (B.S. ’09/N, M.S/ ’11/N), assistant director of the Clinical Learning Center, volunteered to facilitate the trip in collaboration with Evan Sisson, Pharm.D., associate professor […]

VCU School of Nursing Faculty and Staff Reach Service Milestones

Several VCU School Of Nursing faculty and staff will be recognized at the VCU Service Awards Ceremony and Reception on Sept. 24. Each year, formal tribute is made acknowledging faculty and staff service (in five-year increments) to the university. Congratulations to the following faculty and staff: 35 years Julie Stillman, Laboratory Manager 30 years Mary […]

Candace Johnson Selected for VCU’s Research and External Funding Academy

Candace Johnson, Ph.D., RN (B.S. ’07/N; M.P.H. ’07), assistant professor in the Department of Family and Community Health Nursing, has been selected to participate in a new VCU initiative designed to increase external funding opportunities for underrepresented ethnic minority faculty.  The VCU Research and External Funding (REF) Academy, launched by VCU’s Division for Inclusive Excellence, […]