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‘Be flexible and be teachable,’ and other advice from VCU grads who’ve become chief nursing officers

More than 35 Virginia Commonwealth University School of Nursing alums have risen through the ranks to become chief nursing officers (CNO), a top-level administrative role that involves leading teams of nurses within a health care environment. Although they do not provide direct care to patients, CNOs are responsible for ensuring overall clinical and patient care standards. In […]

VCU School of Nursing graduate programs ranked among top in the nation

VCU School of Nursing continues to be ranked among the top nursing schools in the nation in the latest U.S. News and World Report Best Graduate Schools list. The school’s master’s program is ranked No. 34 and its Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program rose to No. 35 (up from No. 38). Rankings are based […]

Medical Racism and the Maternal Health Crisis Lecture for Women’s History Month

In recognition of Women’s History Month and as part of its Lectureship Series, the VCU School of Nursing will host a keynote speaker and panel discussion on the topic “Medical Racism and the Maternal Health Crisis” on Monday, March 14, noon to 1 p.m. in Room 1011. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Deirdre Cooper Owens, […]

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 […]

VCU School of Nursing expands faster path to bachelor’s to Reynolds Community College nursing students

Starting this year, the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Nursing will offer an accelerated course of study to registered nursing students earning their associate degree at Reynolds Community College, the fourth community college VCU has partnered with allowing for students’ co-enrollment since 2019. “Now more than ever, the role of nurses is vital to our society. Offering students […]

Master’s and DNP Programs Virtual Open House

Join VCU School of Nursing’s Virtual Open House on Feb. 2, 7-8:30 p.m., to learn more about the nurse executive and nurse practitioner options in our Master’s and DNP programs. The event will feature conversations with faculty, admission counselors and school leadership. Attendees will receive an email with a log-in link approximately 24 hours before […]

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), […]

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, […]

Recognizing our nurses on National Nurses Day

Today marks National Nurses Day and the start of National Nurses Week, May 6-12. This annual observance recognizes the dedicated and compassionate efforts of nurses in providing outstanding patient care and important contributions to improve health care. More recently the entire month of May has been designated as Nurses Month to honor nurses and support […]

Master’s program deadline extended

Thinking about going back to school to earn your master’s degree in nursing? There’s still time to apply for fall enrollment in VCU School of Nursing’s top-ranked master’s program, which can now be completed faster for less cost. We have extended the application deadline to May 17 for Nurse Practitioner concentrations in Adult-Gerontology Acute Care, […]

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