Month: June 2017

Nursing students, faculty and alumni participate in RAM outreach event

Several VCU School of Nursing students, faculty members and alumni were among a VCU group that volunteered recently at a Remote Area Medical (RAM) outreach event held at Greensville County High School in Emporia, Virginia. School of Nursing volunteers helped with triage, health screenings, pharmacy prescriptions and other needs. During the two-day event, volunteers registered […]

VCU School of Nursing hosts students from the University of Cordoba

The VCU School of Nursing is hosting a group of nursing students from the University of Cordoba (UCO) in Spain through an exchange program that provides the opportunity for them to learn about the health care system and nursing education in the U.S. A group of VCU nursing students visited UCO in early June. Both […]

Marianne Baernholdt participates in NIH health disparities study section

Marianne Baernholdt, Ph.D., M.P.H., RN, FAAN, director of the Langston Center for Quality, Safety and Innovation, participated in the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) Health Disparities and Equity Promotion study section on June 19-20 in Washington, D.C. Baernholdt reviewed NIH grants focused on health disparities whether by race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation or geography.

Patricia Kinser featured in VCU News Center article on summer reading lists

Patricia Kinser, Ph.D., RN, WHNP-BC, FNAP, assistant professor in the Department of Family and Community Health Nursing at the VCU School of Nursing, was recently featured in a VCU News Center article about summer reading lists. She recommended the titles “Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy” by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant, […]

VCU School of Nursing hosts lecture on patient-centered care in Swiss acute care hospitals

As part of the Langston Center for Quality, Safety and Innovation Lecture Series, Stefanie Bachnick, M.S.N., RN, research assistant and Ph.D. student at the Institute of Nursing Science in Basel, Switzerland, presented “Patient-centered Care in Swiss Acute Care Hospitals: Results of a Cross-sectional Multi-center Study” on June 20. Bachnick focused on clinicians’ roles in communicating […]

Ph.D. student publishes article in renal care news magazine

VCU School of Nursing Ph.D. student Amber Paulus, B.S.N., RN, CPHQ, recently published an article in Nephrology News & Issues. The article, titled “Closing the Information Gap: Health Information Exchange in Dialysis,” focuses on patients with end-stage renal disease and their need for frequent, ongoing dialysis care. Read the entire article here. Amber Paulus, B.S.N., […]

Alumna Dawn Adams wins Democratic nomination for the Virginia House of Delegates 68th District

Alumna Dawn M. Adams, DNP, ANP-BC, CHC (Cert.‘99/N), director of the Office of Integrated Health at the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, won the Democratic nomination this week for the Virginia House of Delegates 68th District. Adams has been an advocate for healthy communities for over 30 years. In her current role, […]

VCU Nursing deans named NLN Academy of Nursing Education fellows

The VCU School of Nursing is pleased to announce that Jean Giddens, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, professor and dean, and Debra Barksdale, Ph.D., FNP-BC, CNE, FAANP, FAAN, professor and associate dean of academic affairs, will be inducted into the National League for Nursing’s (NLN) Academy of Nursing Education at the league’s annual summit in September. Giddens and Barksdale are among 15 […]

Shelly Orr to serve as president for Richmond Chapter of AACN

Shelly Orr, M.S.N., RN, CNE, clinical assistant professor with the VCU School of Nursing, will become president of the Greater Richmond Area Chapter of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) for the 2017-2018 year. Orr has been serving as president-elect of the association.

Mary Falk graduates from Teaching in Medical Education Faculty Fellows Program

Mary Falk, M.S.N., RN, CCRN, PCCN, CNL, clinical instructor with the VCU School of Nursing, graduated from the Teaching in Medical Education Faculty Fellows Program (TiME) offered through the VCU School of Education. The TiME Program seeks to develop teaching expertise and excellence in faculty who are primarily trained as clinicians. Falk is the first […]