Month: December 2020

VCU School of Nursing names first recipient of Paul A. and Veronica H. Gross Achievement in Nursing Award

Linda Talley, vice president of nursing and chief nursing officer at Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C., and a 1988 graduate of the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Nursing, is the first recipient of the Paul A. and Veronica H. Gross Achievement in Nursing Award. The award was created to recognize the value of an […]

VCU School of Nursing recognizes newest graduates

VCU School of Nursing recognized 134 new graduates as part of VCU’s Fall 2020 virtual commencement ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 12. School of Nursing graduates also received a digital commencement program listing the award winners and graduate names and received a link to a video message from Dean Jean Giddens to mark the occasion. Congratulations […]

Class of 2020: Alexander Smith earns a second VCU degree

In the past decade, Alexander J. Smith has gone from student to middle school teacher to medical assistant to student, research assistant and neurosurgery care partner. It’s not indecision — every step has been guided by faith, determination and an unending drive to serve. This week, Smith will take the next step in his journey […]

Class of 2020: Lyndsey Highlander’s second act

Lyndsey Highlander’s path to VCU School of Nursing graduate was unconventional, taking her from nearby New Kent, Virginia, to Nashville, where she spent several years touring full time as a country music singer. When a medical crisis stemming from a long-term condition damaged her vocal chords and cut short her musical career, she turned to […]