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Panel Discussion Explores Diversity in Health Care Education and Practice

In celebration of Black History Month, the VCU School of Nursing’s Cultural Action Committee recently brought together experts from the university and greater Richmond community for the Jackie Jackson Memorial Cultural Diversity Lecture. Featuring a panel discussion on “Diversity Now: 21st Century Health Care Education and Practice,” the event kicked off with a leading address […]

Renowned Childbirth Educator Ngozi Tibbs to Speak March 21

VCU School of Nursing student organizations, The Doulas of VCU and the Women’s Health Nursing Group at VCU (WHNG), will host Ngozi Tibbs, M.P.H., LCCE, IBCLC, a nationally recognized speaker and educator on cultural competency, diversity and health disparities, on March 21. Tibbs, a lactation consultant and childbirth educator who works with childbearing families, focuses […]

Dr. Jean Giddens Elected to AACN’s Nominating Committee

Jean Giddens, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, professor and dean of the VCU School of Nursing, was elected by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) membership to the Nominating Committee for a two-year term. As a Nominating Committee member, Giddens will assist with reviewing and evaluating applications submitted from individuals seeking to serve on the Board of Directors as […]

Dr. Patricia Kinser Selected a VCU Clinical Faculty Scholar

Patricia Kinser, Ph.D., WHNP-BC, RN, assistant professor in the Department of Family and Community Health Nursing, was selected as a Clinical Faculty Scholar—a unique opportunity through the VCU School of Medicine and the VCU Center on Health Disparities. The Clinical Faculty Scholars Program provides a personalized experience designed to provide junior clinical faculty with training […]

Dr. Alison Montpetit Named a 2015 Blick Scholar

Alison Montpetit, Ph.D., RN, assistant professor in the Department of Adult Health and Nursing Systems, has been named a 2015 Blick Scholar. The Blick Scholars Program is funded by the George and Lavinia Blick Research Fund, an endowment designated to support medical research on the MCV Campus. It is given every four years to a maximum of […]

Dr. Pam Parsons Quoted in Online Magazine Article

Pam Parsons, Ph.D., RN, GNP-BC, director of practice and community engagement and the Judith B. Collins and Joseph M. Teefey Distinguished Professor, was quoted in an article for Boomer Magazine online. The article covers many facets of healthy living tips for boomers. Parsons is also the project director of the Richmond Health and Wellness Program at […]

VCU School of Nursing Hosts Jackie Jackson Memorial Cultural Diversity Lecture

In celebration of Black History Month, the VCU School of Nursing’s Cultural Action Committee will host a panel discussion Tuesday, Feb. 24 on the topic “Diversity Now: 21st Century Health Care Education and Practice.”  Kevin Harris, M.S.A., assistant vice president for academic and diversity affairs in the Office of the Senior Vice President of Health […]

Three Faculty Selected for Intramural Grant Awards

The Office of Research is pleased to announce the following recipients of the School of Nursing Intramural Grants Program (IGP) for the fall of 2014. The program was created to fund pilot work that will help faculty members prepare for the submission of larger external grants. Award winners and their projects include: Lisa Brown, Ph.D., […]

New Nursing Education Blog is Now Live

The VCU School of Nursing Education Blog has launched and can be accessed at and from within the SON Blackboard site: School Wide Information > Blogs. This new resource includes information related to quality matters standards, faculty development opportunities and posts on a variety of educational topics. Read about some of the ways your colleagues […]

Tara Albrecht Receives Massey Cancer Center Grant for Pilot Leukemia Study

Tara Albrecht, Ph.D., ACNP-BC, RN, assistant professor in the Department of Adult Health and Nursing Systems, received a $50,000 grant from the Massey Cancer Center (MCC) Cancer Prevention and Control (CPC) Pilot Project Program for a year-long study titled “Physical Activity as a Self-management Approach to Improve Health Outcomes in Acute Myeloid Leukemia.” The study […]

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