Month: November 2015

Alumna Lauren Goodloe elected secretary of the CCNE Board of Commissioners

Lauren Goodloe, RN (B.S. ’83/N; M.S. ’88/N; Ph.D. ’00/N), assistant dean for clinical operations, was recently elected secretary of the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) Board of Commissioners. Goodloe also serves as the director of medical and geriatric nursing and administrative director of nursing research at VCU Health. CCNE is an autonomous accrediting agency dedicated to […]

School of Nursing students participate in national “hot spotting” initiative

Once again, Virginia Commonwealth University is among only a handful of institutions selected to participate in the national 2015 Hot Spotting Collaborative. The project, which involves students from a variety of disciplines, aims to identify and serve the small percentage of patients who account for almost half of total health care expenses in the United […]

Community Health Nursing students participate in mock immunization event

Students in the NURS 416 class taught by Beth Hopkins, DNP, RN, FNP-C, clinical assistant professor, recently participated in a service learning project that involved providing over 80 flu vaccines to area residents. The students participated in a two-hour mock emergency immunization event conducted by the Chesterfield Health District at Southpark Mall in Colonial Heights. […]

School of Nursing alumni and students nominated for March of Dimes nurse of the year award

Congratulations to SON alumni and students who were selected as finalists for the 2015 March of Dimes nurse of the year award: Melanie Ziff, VCU Health; Diana Naidoo; Emily Fritter, VCU Health; Felicia L. Harris (B.S. ‘04/N), Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital; Kathryn E. Funk (B.S. ‘04/N), Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center; Chantelle Lands (M.S. […]

School of Nursing hosts grand opening of Langston Center for Quality, Safety and Innovation

During a presentation at Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Nursing last week, American Academy of Nursing immediate past president Diana Mason, Ph.D., challenged attendees to envision a health care model that puts patient safety and quality care at the forefront. “We have to redefine what we mean by health care and focus on improving the […]

School of Nursing hosts visitors from the University of Cordoba

A delegation from the University of Cordoba in Spain visited Virginia Commonwealth University this week to meet with key stakeholders whose units have successful academic partnerships with the University of Cordoba. Nuria Magaldi Mendaña, Ph.D., vice rector for International Relations, and Antonio Raigón Rodríguez, director of the International Relations Office, toured the School of Nursing’s Clinical Learning Center and […]

Nursing postcard collection featured at VCU Libraries

The Kay Seidenberg Nursing Postcard Collection consists of American and European postcards relating to the nursing profession. Kay Seidenberg (B.S. ‘85/N) began collecting postcards shortly after embarking on her nursing career. At first she was more of a generalist in her collecting, but she gradually began to acquire nursing related cards. While building her collection […]