Category: Service

Richmond Health and Wellness Program works to address secondary impacts of pandemic on health outcomes

Social isolation can be dangerous. And this year, it has been the shared experience of people across the country as states issued stay-at-home orders to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Here in Richmond, a group of researchers has been partnering with low-income older adults with the goal of understanding how to build a better healthcare […]

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 discusses social isolation among the elderly on With Good Reason

Pam Parsons, Ph.D., GNP-BC, FNAP, associate dean for practice and community engagement and the Judith B. Collins and Joseph M. Teefey Distinguished Professor at the VCU School of Nursing, discussed her work to reduce social isolation among the elderly in the Richmond Health and Wellness Program during an interview that aired on With Good Reason Aug. 22-28. […]

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 […]

VCU School of Nursing students complete international service trip to aid Guatemalan villagers

Twenty members of Nursing Students Without Borders at VCU and two VCU School of Nursing faculty members traveled on a community service trip earlier this month to provide health outreach to villagers in the Highlands Region of Guatemala. Led by Leigh Ann Breckenridge, DNP, FNP- BC, MSN, RN, clinical assistant professor, and Michelle Legg, M.S.N., […]

School of Nursing hosts successful blood drive and bone marrow registration

VCU School of Nursing’s Council for Community Collaborations hosted a Blood Drive and Bone Marrow Registry event this week as part of our community outreach efforts. Thank you to all of the faculty, staff, students and volunteers who supported this event, as well as event partners the American Red Cross and Be The Match! Forty-four […]

Red Cross blood drive and Be the Match Registry on Sept. 10

VCU School of Nursing’s Council for Community Collaborations is hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive on Tuesday, Sept. 10, noon to 5 p.m., in Room 2001B at the school, located at 1100 E. Leigh Street in Richmond.  Be the Match – Bone Marrow Transplant Registry information will also be available! Please consider signing up to […]

VCU School of Nursing faculty and students conduct back to school physical exams

VCU School of Nursing faculty and students, along with two senior undergraduate Pioneer students, recently worked with the Richmond City Health District’s Back to School Day.  The team provided 138 school entrance physical exams to Richmond area children so that they would be able to start school on time.  RCHD staff provided required immunizations. Faculty […]

School of Nursing Staff Assembly volunteers at the Church Hill House

Several members of VCU School of Nursing’s Staff Assembly recently volunteered during a luncheon for residents at the Church Hill House, one of the school’s Richmond Health and Wellness program partners. Volunteers included Demmie Pennix, human resources administrator; LaToya Blizzard, faculty affairs coordinator; Delores Armstrong, finance and human resources director; Erica Edler, clinical placement coordinator; […]

VCU School of Nursing students help provide care at a free remote mobile clinic

A group of 10 VCU School of Nursing students and three faculty members recently participated in the Remote Area Medical Clinic in Harrisonburg, Virginia. RAM is a free mobile clinic that provides medical, dental and vision care to uninsured and impoverished patients. Harrisonburg is surrounded by rural counties with reduced access to care, particularly Page […]