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Senior Nursing Student Susan Ghodrat Featured in VCU News Center Story

Senior nursing student Susan Ghodrat is featured in a story on the VCU News Center for her participation in the UROP program. The story highlights her work with Jo Robins, Ph.D., RN, ANP-BC, AHN-C, HTP, assistant professor in the Department of Family and Community Health Nursing, on a study titled “Exploring the Relationships between Mindfulness […]

Fay Parpart Participates in Radio Interview on Public Housing Resource Centers

Fay Parpart, M.S., RN, ANP-BC, AACRN, clinical assistant professor in the Department of Family and Community Health Nursing, was one of several nurses interviewed by Charles Fishburne of the NPR affiliate WCVE about the upcoming opening of the Gilpin Court Resource Center. The Richmond City Health District (RCHD) operates Community Resource Centers in partnership with […]

Student Nurse Association Hosts Extra Life Fundraiser to Benefit Children on October 25

The VCU Student Nurse Association is on a mission to save kids through video games, and we need your help. Each of us has chosen our local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital where thousands of children are treated each year, regardless of their family’s ability to pay. These kids are facing scary stuff like cancer, cystic […]

VCU Nursing Faculty Present at CANS Annual Conference

VCU School of Nursing faculty had more than 25 presentations at the recent Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science  (CANS) annual conference in Washington, D.C. The conference examined future directions in science for optimizing health in the face of increasingly complex health needs and health systems. Sessions focused on the ways nurse scientists are […]

VCU School of Nursing Welcomes New Faculty

The Virginia Commonwealth University School of Nursing recently welcomed several new faculty members, bringing a diverse mix of teaching, clinical and research interests that range from quality and safety in rural health care to wellness for low-income seniors.  New faculty members include: Marianne Baernholdt, Ph.D., MPH, RN, FAAN, is a professor and director of the […]

Tracye Proffitt Passes National Certified Nurse Educator Examination

Tracye Proffitt, M.S., RN, ACNS-BC, CCRN, clinical instructor in the Department of Adult Health and Nursing Systems, passed the national Certified Nurse Educator exam. Certification helps faculty demonstrate their expertise in nursing education and assures students and peers that the highest levels of excellence are being met. Tracye Proffitt  

Dr. Jean Giddens Completes AACN-Wharton Leadership Program

Jean Giddens, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, dean and professor, was among the third class of nursing deans who recently completed the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Wharton Executive Leadership Program. Launched in 2012 in collaboration with the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, this world-class enrichment experience is designed exclusively for top academic […]