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Nurses Week message from Dean Jean Giddens

Each year National Nurses Week, May 6-12, recognizes nurses for their dedication to quality patient care and health care equity. The week expanded in recent years to the entire month of May to celebrate nurses’ contributions to improving health care for everyone. At the VCU School of Nursing and across the world, nurses have shown resiliency, […]

VCU School of Nursing dean named chair-elect of AACN board of directors

Jean Giddens, Ph.D., dean and professor at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Nursing, has been elected to serve a two-year term as chair-elect of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing board of directors. She will assume the role of board chair from 2024-26. The 14-member board of directors serves as the governing body for AACN. The […]

Project seeks to improve access, services around Alzheimer’s for Richmond-area older adults

With new federal funding, a team of faculty at Virginia Commonwealth University is leading a project to address health disparities by improving access to care and risk reduction services around Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias for low-income older adults in the Richmond area. The VCU Richmond Brain Health Collaborative has received a new three-year, $1.2 […]

Pregnant individuals with depression may access mindfulness activities through VCU School of Nursing study

A new clinical trial at Virginia Commonwealth University will study the impact of mindfulness activities and social connectedness on people with depression while pregnant. If effective, the low-cost intervention could be duplicated in other communities. Funded in May by a nearly $2.4 million, five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health and National Institute of […]

VCU School of Nursing joins NIH-funded national study on long-term effects of COVID-19 in children

The National Institutes of Health announced Wednesday the expansion of a national research project dedicated to studying the long-term health impacts of COVID-19. Researchers from Virginia Commonwealth University are joining a team of scientists to study the impact of Long COVID-19, specifically in infants, children and adolescents. With more than 30% of new COVID-19 cases occurring in children, understanding […]

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, […]

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