Category: Faculty and Staff

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Dean Jean Giddens featured in AACN Gallery of Leadership Diversity Segment

In the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Gallery of Leadership Diversity Segment, Dean Jean Giddens shares how VCU School of Nursing is working to help eliminate racism and foster equitable change. View her video in this link and the AACN full gallery of videos here.

A School of Nursing researcher is studying an app that provides wellness tools during and after pregnancy

Virginia Commonwealth University researcher Patricia Kinser, Ph.D., is studying a mobile app that could benefit these women by helping prevent the development of symptoms or helping them cope with their current symptoms. “At present, no systematic, app-based, self-management approaches designed to prevent or treat perinatal depressive symptoms exist in the U.S.,” said Kinser, an associate professor in […]

Pam Parsons inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing

Pam Parsons, Ph.D., GNP-BC, FNAP, FAAN, associate professor and associate dean of practice and community engagement at the VCU School of Nursing, is among 230 highly distinguished nurse leaders nationwide inducted as Fellows in the American Academy of Nursing. The inductees were recognized for their significant contributions to health and health care at the Academy’s […]

Pam Parsons selected as an American Academy of Nursing Fellow

A VCU School of Nursing faculty member will receive one of the most prestigious honors in nursing this fall when she is inducted into the American Academy of Nursing. Pam Parsons, Ph.D., GNP-BC, FNAP, associate professor and associate dean of practice and community engagement, is among 230 highly distinguished nurse leaders nationwide selected to join […]