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Alumna Stephanie Ferguson inducted into the National Academy of Medicine

Stephanie Ferguson, Ph.D., RN, FAAN (M.S. ’87/N), international health care consultant, was inducted as a member of the National Academy of Medicine, formerly the Institute of Medicine. Election to the Academy is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment […]

Visiting scholars host lecture

As part of a Global Quest award and supported by the Langston Center for Quality, Safety and Innovation, visiting scholars Alistair Hewison, Ph.D., and Cara Bailey, Ph.D., of the University of Birmingham, UK, hosted a lecture titled, “A strategy for end of life care research, education and practice in the School of Nursing at the University of […]

Alumna Emily Drake elected president of the AWHONN

Emily Drake, Ph.D., RN, CNL, FAAN (Ph.D. ‘05/N), associate professor at the University of Virginia School of Nursing, was elected president of the American Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN), the professional organization that is the voice for more than 350,000 nurses and promotes the health of women and newborns. Drake’s three-year […]

Two School of Nursing professors receive VCU Medallion for Endowed Faculty Honors

Two VCU School of Nursing professors were awarded the VCU Medallion for Endowed Faculty Honors during an investiture ceremony Oct. 19 in the student lounge. Marianne Baernholdt, Ph.D., M.P.H., RN, FAAN, was recognized as the Nursing Alumni Endowed Distinguished Professor, and Pamela Parsons, Ph.D., RN, GNP-BC, was recognized as the Judith B. Collins and Joseph […]

Alumna Barbara Todd inducted into the American Academy of Nursing

Barbara Todd, DNP, ACNP-BC, FAANP (M.S. ’84/N), director of the CMS Graduate Nurse Education Consortia at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, will be inducted as a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, one of the most prestigious honors in nursing, during the organization’s annual conference on Oct. 17. Todd is a fellow of the American […]

Women’s Health Nursing Group holds breast cancer lecture

The Women’s Health Nursing Group at the VCU School of Nursing recently hosted a lecture, titled “The Two Inch Circle,” presented by Amy Black, a local post-mastectomy tattoo artist and founder of the Pink Ink Fund. Founded in 2011, the Pink Ink Fund, in partnership with the medical community and service care providers, works to […]

School of Nursing alumni nominated for VNF 40 Under 40 Awards

Congratulations to SON alumni who have been nominated and/or selected for the Virginia Nurses Foundation 40 under 40 awards. The following were selected as emerging leaders: Sarah Holt (B.S. ‘05/N), Virginia Hospital Center; Wendy Lugo (B.S. ‘01/N), VCU Health; Liz Nottingham (B.S. ‘00/N), VCU Health; Charity Storm (B.S. ‘10/N), Virginia Hospital Center; and Kimberli Tate (B.S. […]

VCU School of Nursing receives NIH grant to explore self-managing exercises in sickle cell anemia patients

The National Institutes of Health recently awarded a $250,000 grant to Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Nursing for a study that is the first to examine improved approaches to self-managing exercises in adolescents and young adults with sickle cell anemia. Suzanne Ameringer, Ph.D., RN, associate professor in the School of Nursing’s Department of Family and […]

Alumna Neva White honored as a distinguished diabetes educator

Neva White, DNP, CRNP- BC, CDE (M.S. ‘91/N), senior health educator at the Jefferson Center for Urban Health, will be recognized as a Distinguished Diabetes Educator on Oct. 7 at the 2015 American Diabetes Association’s 75th anniversary and awards celebration. At the Jefferson Diabetes Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, White is the coordinator for community-based diabetes […]