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Ann Hamric Co-Chairs AAN Bioethics Panel

Ann Hamric, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, professor and associate dean of academic programs, co-chaired the first meeting of the Expert Panel on Bioethics at the American Academy of Nursing on Oct. 16. Hamric co-chairs the panel with Connie Ulrich, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, of the University of Pennsylvania. The Expert Panel on Bioethics provides broad ethical guidance […]

Women’s Health Nursing Group Hosted Presentation by Local Post-Mastectomy Tattoo Artist

The Women’s Health Nursing Group at the VCU School of Nursing hosted Amy Black, a local post-mastectomy tattoo artist and founder of the Pink Ink Fund, on Oct. 24. The Pink Ink Fund is an organization that seeks to aid people needing assistance with their post mastectomy tattoo needs as part of their Breast Reconstruction […]

Holly Buchanan Accepted for NLN LEAD Program

Holly Buchanan, D.N.P., M.S., ANP-BC, assistant professor in the Department of Adult Health and Nursing Systems, was recently accepted into the 2015 National League for Nursing (NLN) LEAD program. LEAD is part of the NLN Leadership Institute in the Center for Transformational Leadership, which focuses on leadership development for nurse educators who have experienced a […]

Angela Starkweather Inducted as AAN Fellow

Angela Starkweather, Ph.D., ACNP-BC, CNRN, associate professor and chair of the Department of Adult Health and Nursing Systems at the VCU School of Nursing, was recently inducted as a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing (AAN). She was one of 168 nurse leaders inducted at the AAN annual meeting this fall in Washington, D.C. […]

Domestic Violence Panel Discussion Hosted by the VCU School of Nursing Cultural Action Committee

In recognition of October as Domestic Violence Awareness month, the School of Nursing Cultural Action Committee hosted a panel discussion, titled “What do I do now?: Domestic violence awareness for everybody,” on Oct. 22. The panelists discussed caring for victims and survivors of intimate partner violence, services in the Richmond area and individual attitudes toward […]

Patricia Kinser Receives CCTR Endowment Fund Grant

Patricia Kinser, Ph.D., WHNP-BC, RN, assistant professor in the Department of Family & Community Health Nursing, was awarded a $50,000 grant from the CCTR Endowment Fund to support her study, titled “Social, environmental, and epigenetic mechanisms underlying postpartum depression: A pilot study.” Kinser’s study involves following women through their pregnancies and into the postpartum period […]

Alumna Mamoona Arif-Rahu’s Research Featured in MD News Article

Mamoona Arif-Rahu, RN, CCRN (Ph.D. ’10/N), clinical nurse specialist in critical care at VCU Medical Center, was featured in an MD News story on her recent study published in the American Journal of Critical Care. Arif-Rahu was the lead author of a study on how certain facial muscles may help assess pain in critically ill non-communicative patients. Both […]

Alumna Stephanie Ferguson Receives ANCC Award

The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) recently presented Stephanie Ferguson, Ph.D. RN, FAAN (M.S. ’87/N), international health care consultant, with the HRH Princess Muna Al-Hussein Award in recognition of her dedication to nursing and significant contributions to health care across borders. The Award was presented at the 2014 ANCC National Magnet Conference in Dallas, Texas. Ferguson was selected for […]

Three-time Alumna Lauren Goodloe Receives VNA Nancy Vance Award

Lauren Goodloe (B.S. ‘83/N; M.S. ‘88/N; Ph.D. ‘00/N), assistant dean for clinical operations at the VCU School of Nursing, was recognized with the Nancy Vance Award at the Virginia Nurses Foundation’s annual gala held Sept. 27 at the Jefferson Hotel. The Nancy Vance Award, the highest award given by the Virginia Nurses Association, honors and […]