Month: August 2015

VCU School of Nursing names associate dean of academic programs

The Virginia Commonwealth University School of Nursing today announced that Debra J. Barksdale, Ph.D., a nationally known educator, researcher, practitioner and advocate for improving health care, has been appointed professor and associate dean of academic programs. Barksdale is currently professor and director of the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program at the University of North Carolina […]

School of Nursing students and faculty provide back-to-school physicals for city residents

VCU nurse practitioner students and nursing faculty provided physicals for 56 school-entry and Head Start children as part of the Richmond City Health District’s annual back-to-school event for city residents. SON participants included FNP students T’eria Mathews and Latoya Kearney, along with Allison Gregory, M.S., RN, FNP-BC, clinical assistant professor; Carla Nye, DNP, ARNP, CPNP-BC, CNE associate professor and director of the […]

Advanced practice nursing leader retiring from the VCU School of Nursing

Ann Hamric, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, an internationally renowned leader in advanced practice nursing, is retiring as professor and associate dean of academic programs at the VCU School of Nursing, effective Sept. 1. The school recently held a celebration at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden to honor Hamric’s impact on VCU and nursing education worldwide. Hamric joined […]

Dean Jean Giddens recognized as Doris B. Yingling Endowed Chair

Virginia Commonwealth University President Michael Rao awarded the VCU Medallion for Endowed Chair Honors to Jean Giddens, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, dean of the VCU School of Nursing, at an investiture ceremony this week. The award was presented during the School of Nursing’s annual convocation for faculty and staff, held at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. Giddens […]

School of Nursing involved in geriatric health care training program

The School of Nursing is involved in an innovative interdisciplinary project that recently received funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). HRSA awarded $2.5 million to VCU’s School of Allied Health Professions’ Virginia Center on Aging to fund initiatives that introduce geriatric health care into primary care settings. VCoA directs the Virginia Geriatric Education […]

Nursing students participate in Remote Area Medical (RAM) event

From July 16 to 18, nine nursing students, three nursing alumni and one faculty member attended the Remote Area Medical event in Wise County, Virginia. The event is the largest free health care outreach event in the country, serving the patients in the Appalachian region predominantly. The students were paired with pharmacy students and preceptors to rotate […]