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Sigma Theta Tau hosts clothing drive for veterans

The Gamma Omega Chapter of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (SSTI), is hosting a clothing drive on Veteran’s Day, Friday, Nov. 11 from 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the front lobby of the School of Nursing, and at VCU Health System at the top level of D deck from 6:30 to 10:30 a.m. […]

Ph.D. student accepted into the SREB Doctoral Scholar Program

School of Nursing Ph.D. student Michele Olson, RN, has been accepted into the SREB Doctoral Scholar Program. The SREB Doctoral Scholars Program provides financial assistance and research funding as well as career counseling, job postings and a scholar directory for networking and recruiting. Michele Olson

SON students receive Richard B. Caspari Nursing Student Scholarship Award

Traditional B.S. students Aaliyah Love, a junior, and Snigdha Menon, a sophomore, received the Richard B. Caspari Nursing Student Scholarship Award presented by the Richmond Chapter of the Association of the periOperative Registered Nurses at an awards ceremony on Oct. 14. The Richard B. Caspari Nursing Student Scholarship Award was established to honor Dr. Richard B. […]

Marianne Baernholdt appointed chair-elect of American Academy of Nursing panel

Marianne Baernholdt, Ph.D., M.P.H., RN, FAAN, director of the Langston Center for Quality, Safety and Innovation, was appointed chair-elect of the American Academy of Nursing’s (AAN) Expert Panel on Quality Health Care for a three-year term.  Panel members are experts in quality health care policy, research, measurement, and practice and Academy members interested in these […]

Langston Center hosts lecture on critical care nurses’ experiences with withdrawal of life sustaining treatments

The Langston Center for Quality, Safety and Innovation recently hosted a lecture on “Critical care nurses’ experiences of withdrawal of treatment: A systematic review of the qualitative evidence,” presented by Nikolaos Efstathiou, Ph.D., MSc, RGN, PGCEd, a lecturer in the School of Nursing at the University of Birmingham (United Kingdom) and an adjunct professor at […]

SON holds stewardship luncheon for Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation

The School of Nursing and the MCV Foundation held a stewardship luncheon on Oct. 11 to recognize the Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation for awarding scholarships to thousands of VCU nursing students over the past 30 years. The Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation was established in 1946 by Conkey Pate Whitehead as a memorial to his mother, Lettie, with the […]

Victoria Menzies inducted as a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing

Victoria Menzies, Ph.D., RN, PMHCNS-BC, associate professor in the Department of Adult Health and Nursing Systems at the VCU School of Nursing, is one of 164 nurse leaders nationwide who were inducted as fellows of the American Academy of Nursing (AAN) during a ceremony on Oct. 22. Selection as a fellow is considered one of the […]

Deborah McGuire completes Grace E. Harris Leadership Development Program

Deborah B. McGuire, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, associate dean for research, scholarship and innovation, completed the VCU Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute’s 2016 Leadership Development Program on Oct. 7. This 10-month program is designed to enhance the knowledge, skills and experience of current and emerging leaders at VCU who represent the academic and administrative units of […]

Langston Center hosts annual symposium on wellbeing of health care practitioners

The Langston Center for Quality, Safety and Innovation hosted its annual symposium on Oct. 13, focusing on the topic “Developing a System that Promotes the Wellbeing of Health Care Practitioners.” The audience included an interprofessional mix of more than 60 practitioners, students and faculty. Nancy Langston, Ph.D., the retired dean of the School of Nursing […]

Pam Parsons receives leadership award for care of older adults

Senior Connections, The Capital Area Agency on Aging (CAAA) recently presented the Mary Creath Payne Leadership award to Pam Parsons, RN, GNP-BC (M.S.’83/N; Ph.D. ’04/N), director of practice and community engagement and the Judith B. Collins and Joseph M. Teefey Distinguished Professor at the VCU School of Nursing. The award honors an outstanding local leader […]

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