VCU School of Nursing

Educating nurses from entry-level through the doctorate. Ranked in the top 4% of undergraduate nursing programs nationally.

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VCU nurse scientist named a 2023 Betty Irene Moore Fellow

UC Davis Nursing School announces cohort of fellows with 16 diverse nurse scientists including VCU School of Nursing faculty member, Jane Chung, Ph.D., RN The newest group admitted to the Betty Irene Moore Fellowship for Nurse Leaders and Innovators at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis is the largest in the […]

Stephan Davis to Receive National Award for Teaching Excellence in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging, and Social Justice

Stephan Davis, DNP, MHSA, FACHE, FAAN, has been selected to receive the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA) Teaching Excellence Award for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging (DEIB), and Social Justice, sponsored by the Better Together Executive Healthcare Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Collaborative. Davis serves as interim associate dean of diversity, equity, and inclusion for […]

Faculty profile: Keeping connected

Rachel Wood, VCU School of Nursing researcher, on her search for remedies to combat nurse burnout Since joining the VCU School of Nursing in 2022, Rachel Wood, Ph.D., RN, NPD-BC, CEN, CPEN, has continued to add to her growing body of research on nurse wellness and burnout. Having recently received several grants to further that […]

VCU faculty leader begins term on national diversity and inclusivity committee

Stephan Davis joins the American Academy of Nursing Diversity & Inclusivity Committee for two-year term. Stephan Davis, DNP, interim associate dean of diversity, equity and inclusion for the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Nursing and the College of Health Professions, recently began a two-year term on the American Academy of Nursing Diversity & Inclusivity Committee. […]

Three nursing faculty among four at VCU selected as American Academy of Nursing fellows

The selected faculty members were among 250 nurse leaders chosen to join the AAN’s 2022 class of fellows. Three faculty members from Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Nursing will receive one of the most prestigious honors in nursing this fall when they are inducted as fellows of the American Academy of Nursing. The faculty members were among […]

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 […]

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