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Double back

Nancy Bell, twice a graduate of the School of Nursing, is back on campus, this time as a nurse practitioner for VCU Student Health Nancy Bell (B.S. ’08, M.S. ’10) just can’t stay away from VCU. A double alumna of the School of Nursing, her latest return to campus was to join the staff of […]

‘Once a nurse, always a nurse’

How a School of Nursing alumna is ensuring future nursing students thrive in the profession that gave her so much Ginger Edwards (B.S. ‘72, M.S. ‘77) was the first in her family to go into nursing. Now, in retirement following a rewarding career as a nurse practitioner, she has a new calling: supporting new generations […]

Putting it together

New nursing graduate Nora Strickler (MS ‘23/N) and lessons learned in Richmond’s only federally designated Healthcare for the Homeless clinic For individuals without health insurance or the means to afford health services, safety net clinics provide accessible, comprehensive, and integrated quality health care. Several VCU School of Nursing students and alumni are key providers of […]

From the Top

VCU School of Nursing alum are at the top of their game–and three recent deanship appointments prove it. These individuals join several other alumni in academic leadership roles in nursing programs around the country including: Nicole Damico (BS ‘97/N, MS ‘99/CHP, PhD ‘14/CHP), PhD, CRNA, CHSE, FAANA, Chair, Department of Nurse Anesthesia, VCU College of […]

Nurses Honoring Nurses

The Central Virginia Nurses Honor Guard, founded by two VCU alumni, honors dedication to the nursing profession A few years back, VCU School of Nursing alumna Janice Neil (MS ’94/N, PhD ‘98/N) witnessed a ceremony performed by a Nurses Honor Guard honoring a colleague and her dedication to the nursing profession at a memorial service. […]

Teaming with Excitement

New alum Munirah Fulani (B.S. ‘22/N) explains how the team at VCU School of Nursing showed up for her even before she was officially a student of the school At the VCU School of Nursing, students have a whole team behind them. Advisors, mentors, and classroom and clinical instructors are carefully choreographed to deliver a […]

Recognizing excellence

This week, the VCU School of Nursing is honoring four outstanding alumni for their excellence in practice, leadership, research, and advocacy in nursing.  Outstanding Recent Alum Award Hampton H. Ford (BFA ‘88/A, BS ’13/N, MS ’15/N) Outstanding Nurse Alum Award Jo Lynne W. Robins (MS ’91/N, PhD ’99/N) Outstanding Nurse Practice Award Margaret R. Krebs […]

It’s #VCUGivingDay

Wednesday, May 3, is VCU Giving Day, one special day to give back and make a difference for current and future students at the School of Nursing. Learn more about the campaign and how to give below. Student Success Fund The student success fund at the VCU School of Nursing provides resources, support and new […]

Leading by example: Alumna recognized as a nursing pioneer for service at Tuskegee Army Air Field

Daughter recounts experiences of her mother, a St. Philip alumna, who was a nurse and First Lieutenant at Tuskegee Army Air Field.

Activists, advocates and leaders: alum nursing pioneers

The VCU School of Nursing honors the women who pioneered nursing education as we know it today. To celebrate Women’s History Month, we look back on the lives of two early advocates of public health and nursing whose work advanced the profession, championed the well-being of the Central Virginia community and strengthened the foundations for […]

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