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Experts convene to explore public policy solutions to address health disparities

Speakers, including Virginia’s chief diversity officer, collaborated with policymakers and health care professionals to make plans and improve conditions around health equity for all Virginians. By Angela Flagg and Mary Kate Brogan The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted numerous ongoing racial and ethnic disparities in the U.S., as evidenced by recent studies including a July poll from Virginia Commonwealth University. A […]

VCU School of Nursing names Suzanne Ameringer as associate dean for academic affairs

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Nursing has announced that one of its longtime faculty members, Suzanne Ameringer, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, a leader in nursing education and research, has been named associate dean for academic affairs, effective Sept. 7. Ameringer, the Florence E. Elliott Professor, currently serves as the assistant director of research, scholarship, and innovation […]

Two VCU School of Nursing faculty selected as Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing

Two Virginia Commonwealth University School of Nursing faculty members will receive one of the most prestigious honors in nursing this fall when they are inducted as Fellows into the American Academy of Nursing. Amy Salisbury, Ph.D., Ph.D., LNP, PMH-CNS, BC, professor and associate dean for research, scholarship, and innovation, and Shelly Smith, DNP, APRN-BC, FNAP (M.S.’01/N), […]

Alum Shelley Conroy joins VCU School of Nursing as an associate dean and department chair

Shelley F. Conroy, Ed.D., M.S., RN, CNE (B.S.’77/N; M.S.’83/N), a nationally renowned leader in nursing education, has joined the VCU School of Nursing as professor, associate dean for graduate programs, and chair of the Department of Adult Health and Nursing Systems. Conroy brings more than 40 years of experience in teaching, research and scholarship to […]

Amy Salisbury receives VCU Presidential Research Quest funding

Amy Salisbury, Ph.D., RN, PMH-CNS, BC, professor and associate dean for research, scholarship, and innovation at the VCU School of Nursing, is one of 18 VCU researchers selected to receive project funding from the university’s Presidential Research Quest Fund. Salisbury received an award of $49,997 for her project “Prenatal Opioids, Infant Sleep, and the Gut […]

MCV Foundation recognizes alums for leadership and impact

Two outstanding VCU School of Nursing alums were among honorees recognized recently for their leadership and impact during the MCV Foundation’s annual awards dinner. Pam Parsons, Ph.D., FNP-BC, FNAP, FAAN, (top photo, center), associate dean of practice and community engagement at the VCU School of Nursing, was recognized with the W. Robert Irby, M.D., Award, […]

Michael Bleich featured in news article on Leadership Beyond the Pandemic learning series

Michael Bleich, Ph.D., RN, FNAP, FAAN, senior professor and director of the Langston Center for Innovation in Quality and Safety at the VCU School of Nursing, is among three nurse leaders featured in a Johnson & Johnson news article about the Leadership Beyond the Pandemic learning series launched through the American Organization for Nursing Leadership. […]

Nursing lectureship inspired by COVID-19 challenges

Paul and Veronica Gross believe nursing education needs to be bolstered beyond the pandemic to address the everchanging role and demands of the professional registered nurse and everything that graduates will confront as they enter this new world of professional nursing. That’s what led the couple to establish a nursing lectureship at the VCU School […]

Spring 2021 commencement will be live-streamed

VCU School of Nursing will recognize spring 2021 graduates its first in-person commencement ceremony since the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 protocols will be followed. The ceremony will be live-streamed on Friday, May 14 at 1 p.m. You can view it live at this link https://rvav.com/vcusoncommencement2021.

Recognizing our nurses on National Nurses Day

Today marks National Nurses Day and the start of National Nurses Week, May 6-12. This annual observance recognizes the dedicated and compassionate efforts of nurses in providing outstanding patient care and important contributions to improve health care. More recently the entire month of May has been designated as Nurses Month to honor nurses and support […]

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