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Alum Shelley Conroy joins VCU School of Nursing as a 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 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 the School of Nursing. She […]

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, […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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