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VCU School of Nursing hosts alumni panel for graduating accelerated students

Accelerated B.S. students recently celebrated 100 days until graduation with an alumni panel event. Students shared lunch with members of last year’s Accelerated B.S. graduating class, including Christine De Kanter, RN, VCU Health; Carly Gallagher, RN, VCU Health; Abbie Smith, RN, Johnston Willis Hospital; current NP student Vicki Tedeschi, RN, CPN, VCU Health; and current DNP student Tamara Broadnax, M.S.N., RN, NEA-BC, director of Telemedicine at VCU […]

HCA and VCU partner to offer online degree program for working nurses

HCA Virginia and Virginia Commonwealth University School of Nursing have partnered to offer a special cohort of the RN-to-B.S. program for HCA Virginia nurses. The nursing school’s online degree allows registered nurses with a diploma or associate’s degree to earn a bachelor’s degree while maintaining full-time employment. In 2010, the Institute of Medicine released The Future of Nursing report, which […]

School of Nursing students participate in doula training

Nineteen SON students and three medical assistants from the Nelson Clinic recently attended doula training led by Susan Lindner, M.S.N., RNC-OB, clinical assistant professor. As part of the school’s community engagement efforts, the doulas currently provide care for mothers at VCU Health and the Richmond City Health Department. Future plans include volunteering at the American College of Nurse Midwives Conference, […]

Alumna Linda Hines named CEO of Virginia Premier

Linda Hines (B.S.’80/N; M.S.’99/N) has been named CEO of Virginia Premier Health Plan, effective immediately. Hines’ distinguished career began more than 20 years ago as a bedside nurse and a nurse manager. She rose through the ranks of management and leadership within Virginia Premier Health Plan, culminating with her promotion to Virginia Premier’s chief operating […]

VCU School of Nursing staff member wins the 5K in VCU Broad Street Mile

Piotr Dybas, post-award and business manager for the Office of Research, Scholarship, and Innovation at the VCU School of Nursing, won the 5K in the VCU Broad Street Mile held on Sept. 24. Dybas finished with an impressive time of 15:33. Making this win even sweeter, the SON also won $1,000 for having the most […]

School of Nursing dean and student receive Virginia Nurses Foundation awards

Jean Giddens, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, dean of the VCU School of Nursing, received the 2016 Leadership Excellence Award in the Nursing School Dean category at the Virginia Nurses Foundation annual gala on Saturday. The award recognizes nurse leaders serving in an educational administrative capacity that demonstrate advocacy, vision and collaboration to improve patient care and […]

VCU School of Nursing sickle cell disease expert answers questions in Twitter chat

September is National Sickle Cell Awareness Month and, in recognition of the awareness month, VCU Health hosted a VCU Health Chat from 11 a.m. to noon on Sept. 21 with Suzanne Ameringer, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Family and Community Health Nursing at VCU School of Nursing. Ameringer is currently working on a two-year study funded by the National Institutes […]

VCU DNP student quoted in article on opioid crisis

Peggie Powell, M.S.N., APRN, FNP-BC, a DNP student at the VCU School of Nursing, recently shared her expertise for a article on addressing the opioid crisis. Powell is a family nurse practitioner at VCU Community Memorial Hospital Pain Management Services, an affiliate of VCU Health, in South Hill, Va. Click here to view the article.