Category: Students

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, […]

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 […]

Class of 2020: Alexander Smith earns a second VCU degree

In the past decade, Alexander J. Smith has gone from student to middle school teacher to medical assistant to student, research assistant and neurosurgery care partner. It’s not indecision — every step has been guided by faith, determination and an unending drive to serve. This week, Smith will take the next step in his journey […]

Class of 2020: Lyndsey Highlander’s second act

Lyndsey Highlander’s path to VCU School of Nursing graduate was unconventional, taking her from nearby New Kent, Virginia, to Nashville, where she spent several years touring full time as a country music singer. When a medical crisis stemming from a long-term condition damaged her vocal chords and cut short her musical career, she turned to […]

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.

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 […]

Nurses Week: Jeannette Kim, M.S. class of 2021

During Nurses Week 2020, VCU School of Nursing shared each day why students love being a part of the most trusted profession on earth. Although Nurses Week has passed, we still have another great story to share. Meet Jeannette Kim, a current student in our master’s program, nursing administration and leadership concentration. Jeannette is a […]

Nurses Week 2020: Lee Van Sise, DNP class of 2022

During Nurses Week 2020, VCU School of Nursing has been sharing each day why students love being a part of the most trusted profession on earth. In our final post celebrating this observance, we’re featuring DNP student Lee Van Sise, M.B.A., B.S.N., RN, NEA-BC, interim chief nursing officer at Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center. Q.  What […]

Nurses Week 2020: AGPCNP student Luke Balmer

In celebration of Nurses Week 2020, VCU School of Nursing is sharing each day why students love being part of the most trusted profession on earth.  Meet Luke Balmer, a master’s degree student, adult gerontology primary care nurse practitioner concentration, who works in the Coronary ICU at VCU Health. Q. What do you enjoy most […]

Nurses Week 2020: Mary Louise Enright, M.S. class of 2021

In celebration of Nurses Week 2020, VCU School of Nursing is sharing each day why students love being a part of the most trusted profession on earth. Mary Louise Enright (B.S.’16/N) is a registered nurse in the inpatient acute pediatrics unit at the VCU Children’s Hospital and a current student in our master’s program, family […]