Month: April 2016

School of Nursing hosts excellence in teaching lecture

As part of the VCU School of Nursing 2016 Lecture Series, Louise S. Jenkins, Ph.D., RN, FAHA,
ANEF, professor and director of the Institute for Educators in Nursing and Health Professions at the University of Maryland School of Nursing, recently presented “Pathways to Excellence in Teaching Nursing.” Jenkins discussed the obstacles new faculty face during their […]

Langston Center hosts collaboration in health care lecture

The Langston Center for Quality, Safety and Innovation recently hosted a lecture on “Enhancing Collaboration: Towards an Evidence Informed Future in Health Care Quality,” presented by Sean P. Clarke, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, professor and associate dean, Undergraduate Program, Connell School of Nursing, Boston College. Clarke discussed the history of interprofessional health care teams and how high […]

FNP student travels to India for clinical and cultural experience

Carrie Schlabach, an FNP student in the class of 2016, is spending the last part of her clinical practicum in Mumbai, India. Schlabach was awarded a Mennonite Healthcare Fellowship Scholarship to support her international clinical experience. Lisa Landes, FNP, a medical provider for the U.S. State Department stationed in Mumbai, India, is serving as her […]

Rachel Cloutier appointed president elect of the VCNP Richmond chapter

Rachel Cloutier, M.S., RN, ACNP-BC, clinical instructor, was recently appointed president elect of the Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners Richmond chapter. The Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners (VCNP), the statewide professional organization for all nurse practitioners (NPs) licensed in Virginia, and is a council of the Virginia Nurses Association (VNA) Commission on Professional Practice.

School of Nursing hosts Reunion Weekend

The VCU School of Nursing celebrated its 2016 Reunion Weekend with a variety of activities, including an investiture ceremony for Debra Barksdale, Ph.D., FNP-BC, CNE, FAANP, FAAN, associate dean of academic programs, who received a medallion for being named the Nursing Alumni Endowed Professor. The weekend’s activities also included an alumni brunch, a State of […]

Students volunteer at VSU Cares outreach event

Several nursing students and School of Pharmacy students volunteered at the VSU Cares outreach event on April 9. The event was held on the VSU campus and was designed to provide basic screenings and health lifestyle counseling to community members. Read more. 

Carla Nye receives Quest Global Impact Seed Funds

Carla Nye, DNP, RN, CPNP-PC, CNE, clinical associate professor, recently received Quest Global Impact Seed Funds from the Global Education Office to travel to Cape Town, South Africa in July and meet with simulation leaders. Quest Global Impact Seed Funds are available to VCU faculty on both the Monroe Park and the MCV campuses to support initial […]

Christina Wilson accepted to the National Institute for Nursing Research’s SGI

Christina Wilson, RN, WHNP-BC (M.S.’13), Ph.D. student, has been accepted to the National Institute for Nursing Research’s Summer Genetics Institute (SGI). Wilson will travel to Bethesda, Maryland in June. The SGI provides participants with a foundation in molecular genetics appropriate for use in research and clinical practice. The program seeks to increase the research capability among […]

Hannah Samuels participates in study abroad trip to Haiti

Hannah Samuels, an accelerated nursing student, is featured in a story on the VCU News Center for participating in a study abroad trip to Haiti funded through the VCU Global Education Office. The trip was organized through a partnership between the VCU Institute for Women’s Health and the Richmond-based Midwives for Haiti. The students shadowed […]

Staff Assembly volunteers with FeedMore

Recently members of Staff Assembly volunteered at FeedMore, Central Virginia’s core hunger relief organization. The volunteers plated over 600 meals for community programs like Meals on Wheels.