VCU School of Nursing

Educating nurses from entry-level through the doctorate. Ranked in the top 4% of undergraduate nursing programs nationally.

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VCU School of Nursing was well-represented at this year’s Southern Nursing Research Society annual meeting in Atlanta, Georgia. Among the highlights was the presentation of a third place student poster award to Amanda Hodges, a Ph.D. student. Her topic was “Symptom Experience of Adolescents with Concussion.”  In addition to Hodges’ presentation, other SON faculty and students who presented or had a key role include:

Keynote speaker
Marianne Baernholdt
“Expanding Nursing Science in Global Rural Healthcare Quality”

Pre-conference workshops
Patricia Kinser, Suzanne Ameringer, Nancy Jallo, Debbie McGuire, Shelly Orr, Jo Robins, and Lana Sargent
“Mentoring and Being Mentored: Resources for a Successful Research Trajectory: Early & Mid-Stage Faculty”

Mary Kay Goldschmidt
“Merging Education and Practice Program Grants with Community-Based Participatory Research”

RIG Biobehavioral
Kyungeh An
RIG Co-Chair

Podium presentation
Candace Johnson
“Internet-based Technology to Recruit and Engage Community-based Women in a Multiple Risk Factor Health Behavior Intervention: Results of a Pilot Study of African American Women with Metabolic Syndrome”

Poster presentations
Tracey Proffitt
“ICU Delirium Health Outcomes: A Conceptual Model”

Christine Wynd
“Effects of a Tobacco-Free Hospital Policy on Inpatient Psychiatric Behaviors”

Student poster presentations
Christine Aubry, undergraduate honors student
““It was just good to know that I wasn’t alone:” Women’s Experiences with Group-based Interventions for Self-management of Depressive Symptoms”

Nastassya Russell, undergraduate student
““It made me hopeful:” Pregnant Women’s Experience with an Intervention of Mindful Physical Activity plus a Nurse-led Partnership for Self-management of Depressive Symptoms”

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Amanda Hodges (center) with VCU students and faculty
An audience listening to a speaker
Dr. Marianne Baernholdt presents a keynote address.
A group of VCU faculty
VCU School of Nursing faculty at SNRS
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