VCU School of Nursing news and events

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Candace Johnson extendeds faculty fellowship in ASPiRE program

Candace Johnson, Ph.D., M.P.H., RN, assistant professor, has extended her faculty fellowship in the ASPiRE program. The mission of VCU ASPiRE is to enrich and deepen students’ understanding of their capacity to create positive change in communities and address critical societal needs through long-term sustainable partnerships.

Students volunteer at free dental clinic

A group of nursing and pharmacy students volunteered at the Virginia Dental Association Foundation’s Mission of Mercy event in Virginia Beach April 30. The event provided a free dental clinic to over 500 area community members. Students participated in triage, health screenings and counseling. School of Nursing students who participated include Indira Miller, Raven McCarthy, Madison Williams, Katie Byrnes, Abbie […]

SON faculty, students and alumni receive Week of the Nurse awards and scholarships

Several School of Nursing faculty, students and alumni were recognized at various VCU Health events to mark National Nurse’s Week. Jeanne Walter, Ph.D., RN, FAAMA, clinical assistant professor, was the recipient of the VCU School of Nursing Excellence in Teaching Award during the VCU Health 2016 Week of the Nurse ceremony held in the Medical […]

Candace Johnson featured in Urban Views Weekly

Candace Johnson, Ph.D., M.P.H., RN, assistant professor, was recently featured in Urban Views Weekly. Johnson was interviewed about the health statistics of African American women, the importance of physical activity and the societal barriers that keep women inactive. View the story here. 

VCU School of Nursing recognizes 179 new graduates

The VCU School of Nursing recognized 179 graduates Friday, May 13 during the Spring 2016 Recognition Ceremony held at the Siegel Center. VCU’s Spring Commencement Exercises were held Saturday, May 14 at the Richmond Coliseum. A highlight of the recognition ceremony was the presentation of a $2,296 check from the traditional B.S. class of 2016. The […]

R.K Elswick named statistical editor of Cancer Nursing

R.K. Elswick, Ph.D., NREMT-B, professor and biostatistician, was named the statistical editor of Cancer Nursing. The primary purposes of Cancer Nursing are to feature the original work of the cancer nursing researchers in the global community and contribute to advancing the findings of evidence-based research.

Students present service-learning posters

Graduating seniors in Community Health Nursing (NURS 416) presented posters this week on identifying and addressing health problems in the community. The posters represent the culmination of their service-learning projects, which involved working with seven different communities this semester. Master’s students in the family nurse practitioner and adult gerontology acute care nurse practitioner concentrations also […]

Shelly Smith accepted into AACN’s LANP

Shelly Smith, DNP, APRN-BC, clinical assistant professor, was recently accepted into the American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s (AACN) Leadership for Academic Nursing Program. Designed to prepare a more diverse pool of leaders for nursing programs, this year-long professional development experience encompasses an assessment and evaluation of leadership skills, opportunities for strategic networking and case study development, consultation to achieve long-term […]