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Alumna Deborah Raines named fellow of American Academy of Nursing

VCU School of Nursing alumna Deborah Raines, Ed.S., RN, ANEF (Ph.D. ’92/N), associate professor at the University at Buffalo, will receive one of the most prestigious honors in nursing this fall when she is inducted into the American Academy of Nursing (AAN). The academy recently selected Raines as one of 173 nurse leaders to be […]

Debra Barksdale named AACN Wharton Fellow

Debra Barksdale, Ph.D., FNP-BC, CNE, FAANP, FAAN, associate dean of academic affairs and Nursing Alumni Endowed Professor at the VCU School of Nursing, was recently named an American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Wharton Fellow. Barksdale completed the AACN Wharton Executive Leadership Program, a world-class enrichment program launched in collaboration with the Wharton School of […]

VCU School of Nursing convocation features an investiture ceremony, new mission unveiling and more

VCU School of Nursing held its annual convocation Aug. 22 to welcome faculty and staff to a new academic year. The convocation included a State of the School address by Jean Giddens, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, dean and professor, as well as a guest speaker, Salvatore Tagliareni, discussing leadership. Other activities included team exercises to help […]

VCU School of Nursing dean to receive one of NLN’s highest honors

The National League for Nursing announced this week that Jean Giddens, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, dean and professor, Doris B. Yingling Endowed Chair at the VCU School of Nursing, will receive one of its highest honors on Sept. 16 at the 2017 NLN Education Summit in San Diego, California. Giddens, selected from a competitive field of […]

VCU School of Nursing participates in WE CARE Festival

Candace Johnson, Ph.D., M.P.H., RN, assistant professor at the VCU School of Nursing, recently shared health tips with attendees at the 11th Annual WE CARE Festival, the Northside’s largest event dedicated to health, wellness and community empowerment.  The festival’s name is an acronym for wellness, education, community awareness and resident empowerment. Johnson conducted blood pressure […]

Deborah McGuire receives ISOO Distinguished Service Award

Deborah McGuire, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, associate dean for Research, Scholarship, and Innovation, and the Florence E. Elliott Professor, was recently awarded the Distinguished Service Award from the International Society of Oral Oncology (ISOO). McGuire has more than 10 years of service to the organization, including her election as its first nurse president. The ISOO Distinguished […]