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 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.