VCU School of Nursing

Educating nurses from entry-level through the doctorate. Ranked in the top 4% of undergraduate nursing programs nationally.

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As part of the VCU School of Nursing 2016 Lecture Series, Pamela S. Hinds, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, the William and Joanne Conway Chair, Children’s National Health System, presented last week on mapping a career towards a legacy of meaning. Hinds shared examples of activities to follow during early, middle and later career stages for a nurse to achieve his or her desired legacy. She described it as a “deliberate process” and said it should address the “needs of our science, needs of our practice and needs of our care recipients.” For more than three decades, Hinds has created and led research related to the pediatric cancer experience, quality of life, fatigue and altered sleep during the treatment of pediatric cancers, and end-of-life communication and decision making. She served on the Institute of Medicine (IOM) 2003 committee on end-of-life and palliative care for children in America, the National Quality Forum panel on palliative and end-of-life care in America, the IOM 2014 Committee on dying in America and the IOM working group on cancer care in 2015. Watch the lecture here.

Dean Jean Giddens, Dr. Pamela Hinds and Dr. Suzanne Ameringer
Dean Jean Giddens, Dr. Pamela Hinds and Dr. Suzanne Ameringer
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