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VCU School of Nursing students help provide care at a free remote mobile clinic

A group of 10 VCU School of Nursing students and three faculty members recently participated in the Remote Area Medical Clinic in Harrisonburg, Virginia. RAM is a free mobile clinic that provides medical, dental and vision care to uninsured and impoverished patients. Harrisonburg is surrounded by rural counties with reduced access to care, particularly Page […]

VCU nursing students attend postpartum facilitator training

Several VCU School of Nursing students recently attended the Postpartum Support Virginia facilitator training in Woodbridge, Virginia. Postpartum Support Virginia is a program that supports new and expectant mothers and their families in overcoming anxiety and depression. During Fall 2018, the students provided childcare at CHoR during meetings attended by the mothers. Through VCU Health System’s “Getting Better Together” program, […]

Celebrating the legacy of the St. Philip School of Nursing

In recognition of Black History Month, VCU School of Nursing celebrates the outstanding legacy of the St. Philip School of Nursing alumnae. We encourage you to check out a great feature story on the VCU home page about the school and the role it played in the university’s history. The story also includes a link to a […]

VCU School of Nursing dean elected to national nursing association board

Jean Giddens, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, professor and dean of the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Nursing, was elected to serve a two-year term as a board member at-large of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. The 11-member board of directors serves as the governing body for AACN. The national voice for academic nursing, AACN is comprised of […]

Nursing Students Without Borders at VCU provides health outreach in Guatemala

Several members of Nursing Students Without Borders at VCU recently returned from an annual community service trip to the Highlands Region of Guatemala, where they provided health outreach to villagers. Led by Tammy Williams, Ph.D., M.S., RN, and Juliane Milburn, Ph.D., RN, both clinical assistant professors, the students built three brick clean cookstoves for families […]

VCU School of Nursing recognizes 141 new graduates

VCU School of Nursing recognized 141 new graduates at the Fall 2018 Recognition Ceremony held Dec. 7 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center.  A highlight of the event was a candle lighting ceremony in honor of the school’s 125th anniversary. Another highlight was the presentation of a $1,049 check from the Accelerated B.S. Class of 2018. […]

Health assessment class helped save the life of one of VCU School of Nursing’s newest grads

VCU School of Nursing accelerated B.S. student Katherine Matais is among several December graduation candidates featured in a story on the VCU News Center. When she diligently took notes during a health assessment class, she had no idea that it would save her life. Read more. 

DNP program accepting applications for spring 2019 enrollment

VCU School of Nursing is accepting applications for spring 2019 enrollment in its Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program, ranked among the top 50 DNP programs nationwide by U.S. News and World Report.  Guaranteed admission is being offered to graduates of our M.S. program who earned a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.  Apply today! For more information, contact Shelly […]

Nursing students volunteer at free medical clinic in Emporia

Several VCU School of Nursing seniors and a faculty member were among a VCU group that volunteered recently at a two-day Remote Area Medical (RAM) outreach event held in Emporia, Virginia. RAM is an organization that helps coordinate free health care events throughout the country, providing patients with the option to be seen by multiple […]

VCU School of Nursing receives $2.6M award to improve educational and clinical practices in primary care setting

The VCU School of Nursing has received a $2.6 million award to advance nursing’s influence in the primary care setting through educational and clinical practice improvements. The award from the Health Resources and Services Administration in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services was granted to Tamara Zurakowski, Ph.D., clinical associate professor and director […]

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