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Accelerated B.S. student shares testimonial for Impact magazine

Accelerated B.S. student Chris Abplanalp is featured on the back cover of Impact magazine, the donor publication of VCU’s Office of Development and Alumni Relations. Abplanalp is graduating in December 2016. Access the current issue of Impact magazine.

Lana Sargent and Elizabeth Miles publish article in Nurse Educator and develop video abstract

Lana Sargent, M.S.N., RN, FNP-C, GNP-BC, assistant professor, and Elizabeth Miles, eLearning developer, recently published an article in Nurse Educator focused on the use of tablet technology for learning. The article identifies the most effective models for integrating new technology, such as iPads, into the classroom and understanding its effects on educational outcomes. Sargent and […]

Debra Barksdale speaks at PCORI Annual Meeting

Debra Barksdale, Ph.D., FNPBC, CNE, FAANP, FAAN, associate dean of academic affairs, spoke at the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Annual Meeting on Saturday, Nov. 19. The annual meeting, titled “Changing the Conversation about Health Research,” was held in National Harbor, Md. Barksdale delivered the welcome, opening remarks and introduction of Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, M.D., M.B.A., president and CEO of the Robert […]

Marianne Baernholdt appointed to National Collaborative for Improving the Clinical Learning Environment Task Force

Marianne Baernholdt, Ph.D., M.P.H., RN, FAAN, director of the Langston Center for Quality, Safety and Innovation, has been appointed to the National Collaborative for Improving the Clinical Learning Environment (NCICLE) Patient Safety Task Force as the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses representative. Task force members will develop an NCICLE guidance document for building patient […]

Nancy Jallo discusses preterm birth in Urban Views Weekly column

In observance of November as Prematurity Awareness Month, Nancy Jallo, Ph.D., RNC, FNP-BC, WHNP-BC, CNS, associate professor, was featured recently in Urban Views Weekly’s health column for her preterm birth expertise. Jallo also participated in a VCU Health Twitter chat this week on the same topic. Dr. Nancy Jallo

SON students participate in flu shot clinic

VCU School of Nursing Accelerated B.S. students recently participated in a flu shot clinic for residents of all ages at Greenleigh Mobile Home Community in Chester, Va. during their Community Health Nursing class. The students administered flu vaccines and educated residents on the Zika virus. Accelerated B.S. students at Greenleigh Mobile Home Community

NSWB collects gifts for Operation Christmas Child

VCU’s Nursing Students Without Borders (NSWB) will be collecting gifts for Samaritan’s Purse’s annual Operation Christmas Child event now through Friday, Nov. 18 in the Student Lounge at the School of Nursing. This nationwide effort brings gifts to children around the world that normally wouldn’t receive them for various economic reasons. To participate, fill a shoe […]

Pamela Biernacki selected for National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties Leadership Mentoring Program

Pamela Biernacki, DNP, FNP-C, clinical assistant professor and director of the master’s program, has been selected to participate in the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) Leadership Mentoring Program. The third cohort of the NONPF Leadership Mentoring Program will take place November 2016 to November 2017. Developed in 2014, this one-year initiative aims to provide a […]

Ph.D. student awarded the Jessie Hibbs/Marian Waller Scholarship

Ph.D. student Jacquelyn Wilmoth, M.S., RN (B.S.’02/N) has been awarded the 2016–2017 Jessie Hibbs/Marian Waller Scholarship from the VCU/MCV Women’s Club. This $1,000 scholarship is awarded to a female graduate student from each campus in recognition of academic excellence and financial need. Jacquelyn Wilmoth

Patricia Kinser reelected to SNRS Board of Directors

Patricia Kinser, Ph.D., RN, WHNP-BC, FNAP, assistant professor, was reelected to the Southern Nursing Research Society (SNRS) Board of Directors and as director of awards for a two-year term. As director of awards, Kinser works closely with the awards committee to provide oversight and implementation of the member recognition awards program. The mission of SNRS […]

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