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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 […]

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, […]

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, […]

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 […]

Message from the Dean – Reflecting on social justice reform

June 18, 2020 Dear School of Nursing Community, As an introvert, I spend a great deal of time deep in thought.  I think about and reflect on many things…my family, work, our work family, our students, and current events to name a few.  Thinking and reflecting is my way of processing information, experiences, and emotions […]

VCU School of Nursing appoints Amy Salisbury as associate dean of research

VCU School of Nursing has announced the appointment of Amy L. Salisbury, Ph.D., RN, PMH-CNS, BC, a leading nurse scientist and clinician, as associate dean of research, scholarship, and innovation, effective Aug. 1, 2020.   Salisbury, currently an associate professor at the Alpert Medical School at Brown University and a clinical nurse specialist at Women […]

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