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Master’s program deadline extended

Thinking about going back to school to earn your master’s degree in nursing? There’s still time to apply for fall enrollment in VCU School of Nursing’s top-ranked master’s program, which can now be completed faster for less cost. We have extended the application deadline to May 17 for Nurse Practitioner concentrations in Adult-Gerontology Acute Care, […]

VCU Langston Center inducts four new Affiliate Scholars

The VCU Langston Center for Innovation in Quality and Safety recently held a virtual induction ceremony to welcome four new Affiliate Scholars. The Affiliate Scholars form a network of interprofessional experts from across universities and health systems nationwide that advises the center on its programs and collaborates to address challenges in health care. “The Affiliate […]

Shelly Smith inducted into the National Academies of Practice

Shelly Smith, DNP, APRN-BC, FNAP (M.S.’01/N), associate professor and director of the DNP program at the VCU School of Nursing, has been elected as a Distinguished Practitioner and Fellow of the National Academies of Practice (NAP).  The National Academies of Practice welcomed Class of 2021 fellows as part of a virtual awards and induction ceremony […]

The passing of beloved Faculty Emerita Betsy Bampton

The VCU School of Nursing is sad to share news of the passing of Betsy Bampton, Ed.D. (B.S.’60/N; Cert.’80/N), an associate professor emerita, alumna and dedicated supporter of our school. Betsy served as a faculty member at our school for 50 years before retiring in 2015. A mentor to many undergraduate students, she was instrumental […]

Registration is open for Reunion Weekend

VCU School of Nursing classes ending in ‘1 or ‘6, grand alumni and St. Philip alumnae are invited to join a virtual celebration of Reunion Weekend, April 16-18!  Registration is now open! Though this year will look a little different than past years, you can expect fun and engaging virtual events to reconnect with the […]

Michael Bleich shares Langston Center update

Michael Bleich, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, senior professor and director of the Langston Center for Innovation in Quality and Safety, recently shared an update on how the center is positioning itself as a premier resource of health care innovation and collaboration. The virtual presentation is available on the VCU School of Nursing YouTube channel.

Jo Robins appointed to national holistic nursing research committee

Jo Robins, Ph.D., RN, ANP-BC, AHN-C, FAANP (M.S.‘91/N, Ph.D.‘99/N), associate professor at the VCU School of Nursing, has been appointed to the American Association of Holistic Nursing Research Committee for a two-year term. The committee promotes awareness of the importance of research for practice and the advancement of holistic nursing as a specialty. Robins is […]

Celebrating the St. Philip School of Nursing

In celebration of Black History Month, VCU School of Nursing is recognizing the outstanding contributions of alumnae of the St. Philip School of Nursing. Founded in 1920 by the Medical College of Virginia, a predecessor of VCU, the St. Philip School of Nursing trained Black women as nurses for the St. Philip Hospital that served […]

Jean Giddens reelected to AACN board of directors

Jean Giddens, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, professor and dean of the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Nursing, was reelected to serve a two-year term as a board member at-large of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). The 14-member board of directors serves as the governing body for AACN. The national voice for academic nursing, AACN […]

VCU School of Nursing faculty member receives AANP Virginia State Award for Nurse Practitioner Excellence

Shelly Smith, DNP, APRN-BC, FNAP (M.S.’01/N), associate professor and director of the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program at the VCU School of Nursing, has been named recipient of the 2021 American Association of Nurse Practitioners® Virginia State Award for Nurse Practitioner Excellence.  This prestigious award is given annually to a dedicated nurse practitioner (NP) and […]