Category: Alumni and Friends

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 […]

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 […]

Richmond Health and Wellness Program works to address secondary impacts of pandemic on health outcomes

Social isolation can be dangerous. And this year, it has been the shared experience of people across the country as states issued stay-at-home orders to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Here in Richmond, a group of researchers has been partnering with low-income older adults with the goal of understanding how to build a better healthcare […]

VCU School of Nursing among the top online master’s programs nationwide

VCU School of Nursing is ranked the No. 1 online nursing master’s program in Virginia and is ranked No. 32 in the nation according to U.S. News and World Report’s latest rankings. The school moved up 13 spots to its current ranking. In specialty programs, the school’s nursing administration program, known as nursing leadership and organizational science, […]

Angela Duncan named to associate dean shared position at the School of Nursing and College of Health Professions

VCU School of Nursing announced that Angela Duncan, Ph.D., M.S., M.Div., has been named associate dean of diversity, equity and inclusion in a shared position with the VCU College of Health Professions, effective immediately. A champion for reducing health disparities in marginalized and underserved communities, Duncan has led the College of Health Profession’s diversity, equity […]