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Nursing Students Without Borders Provide Health Education and Screenings to Guatemalan Women

Nursing Students Without Borders of VCU (NSWB of VCU) recently returned from a community service trip to Guatemala, where they provided health screenings and education to women villagers. Thirteen students, accompanied by Genevieve Beaird, M.S., RNC-OB, assistant director of the Clinical Learning Center, traveled in conjunction with the Highland Support Project and were paired with the Association of […]

School of Nursing Team to Participate in Massey Challenge at Ukrop’s 10K

A VCU School of Nursing team will participate in the Massey Challenge as a part of the Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10K on March 28. The team was formed through the efforts of Michelle Lynn Wright, Ph.D., RN, a postdoctoral fellow, to honor close friends and raise funds for cancer research. The Massey Challenge benefits the VCU Massey Cancer Center. One […]

VCU Nursing Welcomes New Faculty and Staff

The VCU School of Nursing recently welcomed the following new faculty and staff: Mary Lynn Davis-Ajami, Ph.D., M.B.A., M.S., NP-C, RN, has joined as an assistant professor in the Department of Adult Health and Nursing Systems. She most recently served as an assistant professor in the Department of Organizational Systems and Adult Health in the program of […]

SON Alumni Earn Best Bedside Manner Honors

VCU School of Nursing alumni were among the 2014 Best Bedside Manner honorees presented by Our Health magazine. In the nurse practitioner category, Julie Shotwell, RN, CPNP (M.S.’05/N; Cert.’05/N) and Donna Mitchell, RN, CPNP (M.S.’88/N) of Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU tied for third place, and George Proffitt, NP-C (B.S.’02/N; M.S.‘05/N; Cert.’05/N) of the […]

Patricia Kinser and Candace Burton Elected NAP and Nursing Academy Fellows

Patricia Kinser, Ph.D., WHNP-BC, RN, assistant professor, and Candace Burton, Ph.D., RN, AFN-BC, assistant professor, both in in the Department of Family and Community Health Nursing, have been elected to the Distinguished Fellowship in the National Academies of Practice (NAP) and the Nursing Academy as a Distinguished Practitioner & Fellow. Distinguished Practitioners, Scholars and Policy […]

CBCR Hosts Lecture on Sleep Disorders Presented by Eileen Chasens

The Center for Biobehavioral Clinical Research welcomed guest lecturer Eileen Chasens, Ph.D., RN, associate professor of Health and Community Systems at the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, on Jan. 8. Chasens lectured on the topic “The other 8 hours: Adding sleep to ones program of research,” which focused on the effect of sleep disorders […]

SON Faculty Recognized at VCUHS Excellence Awards Ceremony

Three SON faculty members were recognized at the VCU Health System’s annual Excellence Awards ceremony on Dec. 18.  The Health System honored 14 nurses from across the organization for awards and recognitions they’ve received from external professional nursing organizations in 2014. The SON honorees and their awards included: Lauren Goodloe, Ph.D., RN, assistant dean for clinical […]

School of Nursing Staff Assembly Sponsors Local Family For Christmas

This past holiday, the VCU School of Nursing Staff Assembly Volunteer Committee sponsored a local family through the Henrico Christmas Mother’s fund. The committee collected donations from School of Nursing faculty and staff, making it possible for the family of five to have a memorable Christmas. More than $400 was raised to provide the family […]