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VCU Langston Center inducts four new Affiliate Scholars

The VCU Langston Center for Innovation in Quality and Safety recently held a virtual induction ceremony to welcome four new Affiliate Scholars. The Affiliate Scholars form a network of interprofessional experts from across universities and health systems nationwide that advises the center on its programs and collaborates to address challenges in health care. “The Affiliate […]

Registration is open for Reunion Weekend

VCU School of Nursing classes ending in ‘1 or ‘6, grand alumni and St. Philip alumnae are invited to join a virtual celebration of Reunion Weekend, April 16-18!  Registration is now open! Though this year will look a little different than past years, you can expect fun and engaging virtual events to reconnect with the […]

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 […]

VCU School of Nursing among the top online master’s programs nationwide

VCU School of Nursing is ranked the No. 1 online nursing master’s program in Virginia and is ranked No. 32 in the nation according to U.S. News and World Report’s latest rankings. The school moved up 13 spots to its current ranking. In specialty programs, the school’s nursing administration program, known as nursing leadership and organizational science, […]

School of Nursing alumni receive VNF 2020 Year of the Nurse Award

Several VCU School of Nursing alumni were recognized with the 2020 Year of the Nurse Award from the Virginia Nurses Foundation. The award honors nurses who enhanced the image of professional nursing and rose to the unprecedented challenges facing the profession with compassion and respect during the COVID-19 pandemic. The following alumni were recognized as […]

Notice of CCNE request for comments

This is public notice that the VCU School of Nursing will undergo a virtual site visit on March 24-26, 2021 conducted by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) for accreditation of its B.S., M.S., DNP and post-master’s certificate (PMC) programs. The VCU School of Nursing was last accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing […]

VCU School of Nursing names first recipient of Paul A. and Veronica H. Gross Achievement in Nursing Award

Linda Talley, vice president of nursing and chief nursing officer at Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C., and a 1988 graduate of the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Nursing, is the first recipient of the Paul A. and Veronica H. Gross Achievement in Nursing Award. The award was created to recognize the value of an […]

VCU School of Nursing recognizes newest graduates

VCU School of Nursing recognized 134 new graduates as part of VCU’s Fall 2020 virtual commencement ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 12. School of Nursing graduates also received a digital commencement program listing the award winners and graduate names and received a link to a video message from Dean Jean Giddens to mark the occasion. Congratulations […]

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.