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 of Care Communication in the Adult Intensive Care Unit.”

Carley Lovell, Ph.D., M.S., M.A., RN, WHNP-BC, clinical assistant professor, successfully defended her dissertation, “An Exploratory Analysis of Psychological and Genetic Based Outcomes Related to Binge Drinking and Binge Eating Behaviors in a College-Age Population.”

Lana Sargent,
Ph.D., M.S.N., RN, FNP-C, GNP-BC, instructor, successfully defended her dissertation, “Establishing Biological Plausibility for Cognitive Frailty: A Population Predictive Model.” She also completed a pre-doctoral fellowship at the National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Aging in the Division of Neuroscience.

Dr. Shelly Orr
Dr. Carley Lovell
Dr. Lana Sargent
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