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‘Be flexible and be teachable,’ and other advice from VCU grads who’ve become chief nursing officers

More than 35 Virginia Commonwealth University School of Nursing alums have risen through the ranks to become chief nursing officers (CNO), a top-level administrative role that involves leading teams of nurses within a health care environment. Although they do not provide direct care to patients, CNOs are responsible for ensuring overall clinical and patient care standards. In […]

Nurses Week message from Dean Jean Giddens

Each year National Nurses Week, May 6-12, recognizes nurses for their dedication to quality patient care and health care equity. The week expanded in recent years to the entire month of May to celebrate nurses’ contributions to improving health care for everyone. At the VCU School of Nursing and across the world, nurses have shown resiliency, […]