Category: Announcements

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 […]

Message for alumni and friends

Dear alumni and friends, These past several weeks our nation and the world has faced unprecedented challenges due to the coronavirus pandemic. As you already know, VCU and most universities have changed to online delivery of coursework for the rest of the semester. I wanted to make you aware that our school is well prepared […]

COVID-19 updates

VCU has set up a COVID-19 website to share the latest updates on how the novel coronavirus is impacting the university and VCU Health. The site will be updated throughout the day as plans and procedures are determined or changed. We encourage you to check the site regularly to stay up to date. For questions about the […]

VCU’s online nursing master’s program ranked No. 1 in Virginia and No. 45 in the nation

VCU School of Nursing is ranked the No. 1 online nursing master’s program in Virginia and is ranked in the top 50 online nursing master’s programs nationwide according to U.S. News and World Report’s annual rankings. The school moved up from No. 3 last year to its current ranking of No. 1 in Virginia and […]

New scholarship established in memory of former nursing student

Kevin Michael Dodge was the epitome of a fighter. The Fairfax, Virginia native completed his first semester at the VCU School of Nursing and made the Dean’s List, despite being diagnosed with stage 4 lymphoma the summer before he started. “Kevin fought cancer with the same courage, optimism and quirky sense of humor that were […]