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VCU School of Nursing associate dean receives UVA Distinguished Alumni Award

Debra Barksdale, Ph.D., FNP-BC, CNE, FAANP, FAAN, ANEF, associate dean of academic affairs and Nursing Alumni Endowed Professor at the VCU School of Nursing, recently received the University of Virginia (UVA) School of Nursing’s Distinguished Alumni Award, the school’s highest honor to recognize alumni for their contributions to the nursing profession. A nationally known educator, researcher, […]

VCU School of Nursing faculty members earn Ph.D. degrees in Nursing Science

Three VCU School of Nursing faculty members recently earned Ph.D. degrees in Nursing Science at the Medical University of South Carolina. They include: Shelly Orr, Ph.D., M.S.N., RN, CNE, clinical assistant professor, successfully defended her dissertation, “The EFFECT (End-oF-liFE-CommunicaTion) Study, The Acceptability, Feasibility, and Potential Impact of Using Mortality Prediction Scores for Initiating End-of-Life Goals […]

Judith Collins named among the 2017 VCU Alumni Stars

VCU School of Nursing alumna Judith B. Collins, RN, WHNP-BC, FAAN (Cert.’75/N), has been named a 2017 VCU Alumni Star.  The prestigious VCU Alumni Stars awards recognize graduates throughout the worlds of art, business, education, service and health care who have attained notable achievements in their field. Collins will be recognized Friday, Nov. 3 during […]

VCU School of Nursing welcomes new faculty and staff

VCU School of Nursing recently welcomed several  new faculty and staff. The following have joined the school since July 1: Michael R. Bleich, Ph.D., RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, president and CEO of NursDynamics, LLC, has joined the school for a one-year visiting senior professorship. A recognized scholar and thought leader, Bleich has held clinical, consultative, service, […]