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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Lana Sargent receives grant to support research on dementia in minority older adults

Lana Sargent, Ph.D., RN, FNP-C, GNP-BC, assistant professor at the VCU School of Nursing, and a team of VCU faculty and staff were selected to receive a $50,000 grant supported by the VCU Presidential Research Quest Fund (PeRQ) and funds from the VCU School of Nursing. The project, titled “Detection of Dementia in Ethnic/Racial Minority […]

VCU School of Nursing Ph.D. students succeed on final dissertation defenses

Congratulations to VCU School of Nursing Ph.D. students Amber Paulus, RN, CPHQ, and Emily Cochran, RN(B.S.’12/N), on their successful final dissertation defenses. Paulus’ dissertation is titled “Factors Associated with Hospital Readmissions Among United States Dialysis Facilities” and Cochran’s dissertation is titled “Hospital Characteristics Associated with Hospital Acquired Condition (HAC) Reduction Program Payment Penalties Across Program Years.” […]

Alumna named Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Woman of the Year in Virginia

VCU School of Nursing alumna Jenn Brigle (B.S.’14/N) was named the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Woman of the Year in Virginia. An accelerated B.S. program graduate, she is a pediatric oncology nurse at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU. She said this honor is meaningful to her because of her work with children. Read more.

DNP graduate Robert Powell featured in VCU Graduate School alumni spotlight

Robert L. Powell, FNP-BC (DNP‘18/N), is featured in an alumni profile on the VCU Graduate School website. “VCU attracted a broad range of master’s prepared nurses for its first DNP cohort and that diversity helped make the program memorable.” Powell said. “Using evidence-based practice, each of us was allowed to create a unique project that […]