Month: March 2017

Alumnus Tod Brindle named vice president of Integrated Healing Technologies

Tod Brindle, M.S., RN, CWOCN (M.S.’11/N), a Ph.D. student with the VCU School of Nursing, has been named vice president of clinical affairs with Integrated Healing Technologies (IHT), a negative pressure wound therapy and advanced wound care company in Franklin, Tenn. He previously served as nurse clinician and clinical administrator with the wound care team […]

VCU School of Nursing holds student-alumni Connector event

VCU School of Nursing recently hosted a Connector Program event with nursing students and alumni. The program pairs alumni from around the country with students for a one-year mentorship experience. Students shared lunch and conversation with their alumni mentors. Alumni offered encouragement and guidance to students through the challenges and milestones of their educational program. […]

Nursing students participate in Mission of Mercy event

VCU School of Nursing students teamed up with School of Pharmacy students on Saturday, March 25 for the Peninsula Mission of Mercy (MOM) free dental clinic in Yorktown, Va. More than 500 area residents received free dental treatment. Students participated in triage and provided health education to patients prior to and after their dental care. Nursing […]

NSWB participates in VCU Wellness Block Party

Nursing Students Without Borders (NSWB) of VCU recently participated in the annual VCU Wellness Block Party at Martin Luther King Middle School in Richmond. This student-led event provided free lunch, door prizes and games as well as free health screenings and wellness resources for kids and their families. NSWB students promoted effective handwashing and hydration. […]

Alumna Sharon Pratt Lapkin selected to join the Nursing Board at the American Health Council

Sharon Pratt Lapkin, RN (M.S.’01/N), administrative director and senior risk manager at Bon Secours Health System, Inc., has been selected to join the Nursing Board at the American Health Council. Lapkin has more than 23 years of experience in the nursing field. In her current role, she has been responsible for mitigating risk, decreasing financial […]

Langston Quality Scholars team to present at a National Academy of Medicine Workshop

The Langston Center for Quality, Safety and Innovation recently graduated its first cohort of Langston Quality Scholars. One of the teams has been invited to present Thursday, April 6 at the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) workshop “Exploring a Business Case for High-Value Continuing Professional Development (CPD).” Amy Dean, RN, nurse clinician at VCU Health, and […]

VCU School of Nursing among top 50 graduate schools nationwide

U.S. News and World Report announced today that VCU School of Nursing is among the top 50 graduate nursing schools in the nation. The school is tied at No. 48 in the 2018 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools,” released March 14. Read more.   

Marianne Baernholdt to be awarded the Anthony J. Jannetti Award for Extraordinary Contributions to Health Care

Marianne Baernholdt, Ph.D., M.P.H., RN, FAAN, director of the Langston Center for Quality, Safety and Innovation, has been selected as the 2018 recipient of the Anthony J. Jannetti Award for Extraordinary Contributions to Health Care, awarded by the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN). This is the most prestigious award presented by AMSN. Selection criteria include […]

Debbie McGuire serves on National Cancer Institute subcommittee

Debbie McGuire, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, associate dean of Research, Scholarship, and Innovation, recently served on the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Subcommittee F (study section) reviewing cancer research training and education grants. The NCI coordinates the National Cancer Program, which conducts and supports research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to the cause, […]

Beth Rodgers discusses sleep apnea for VCU News Center article

In recognition of March 6–13 as the National Sleep Foundation’s Sleep Awareness Week, Beth Rodgers, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, chair of the Department of Adult Health and Nursing Systems, was recently featured in a VCU News Center expert Q&A. She discussed the causes, treatment and preventative steps to guard against sleep apnea.