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Holly Buchanan Accepted for NLN LEAD Program

Holly Buchanan, D.N.P., M.S., ANP-BC, assistant professor in the Department of Adult Health and Nursing Systems, was recently accepted into the 2015 National League for Nursing (NLN) LEAD program. LEAD is part of the NLN Leadership Institute in the Center for Transformational Leadership, which focuses on leadership development for nurse educators who have experienced a […]

Angela Starkweather Inducted as AAN Fellow

Angela Starkweather, Ph.D., ACNP-BC, CNRN, associate professor and chair of the Department of Adult Health and Nursing Systems at the VCU School of Nursing, was recently inducted as a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing (AAN). She was one of 168 nurse leaders inducted at the AAN annual meeting this fall in Washington, D.C. […]

Domestic Violence Panel Discussion Hosted by the VCU School of Nursing Cultural Action Committee

In recognition of October as Domestic Violence Awareness month, the School of Nursing Cultural Action Committee hosted a panel discussion, titled “What do I do now?: Domestic violence awareness for everybody,” on Oct. 22. The panelists discussed caring for victims and survivors of intimate partner violence, services in the Richmond area and individual attitudes toward […]

Patricia Kinser Receives CCTR Endowment Fund Grant

Patricia Kinser, Ph.D., WHNP-BC, RN, assistant professor in the Department of Family & Community Health Nursing, was awarded a $50,000 grant from the CCTR Endowment Fund to support her study, titled “Social, environmental, and epigenetic mechanisms underlying postpartum depression: A pilot study.” Kinser’s study involves following women through their pregnancies and into the postpartum period […]

Alumna Mamoona Arif-Rahu’s Research Featured in MD News Article

Mamoona Arif-Rahu, RN, CCRN (Ph.D. ’10/N), clinical nurse specialist in critical care at VCU Medical Center, was featured in an MD News story on her recent study published in the American Journal of Critical Care. Arif-Rahu was the lead author of a study on how certain facial muscles may help assess pain in critically ill non-communicative patients. Both […]

Senior Nursing Student Susan Ghodrat Featured in VCU News Center Story

Senior nursing student Susan Ghodrat is featured in a story on the VCU News Center for her participation in the UROP program. The story highlights her work with Jo Robins, Ph.D., RN, ANP-BC, AHN-C, HTP, assistant professor in the Department of Family and Community Health Nursing, on a study titled “Exploring the Relationships between Mindfulness […]

VCU School of Nursing Welcomes New Faculty

The Virginia Commonwealth University School of Nursing recently welcomed several new faculty members, bringing a diverse mix of teaching, clinical and research interests that range from quality and safety in rural health care to wellness for low-income seniors.  New faculty members include: Marianne Baernholdt, Ph.D., MPH, RN, FAAN, is a professor and director of the […]

Tracye Proffitt Passes National Certified Nurse Educator Examination

Tracye Proffitt, M.S., RN, ACNS-BC, CCRN, clinical instructor in the Department of Adult Health and Nursing Systems, passed the national Certified Nurse Educator exam. Certification helps faculty demonstrate their expertise in nursing education and assures students and peers that the highest levels of excellence are being met. Tracye Proffitt  

Dr. Jean Giddens Completes AACN-Wharton Leadership Program

Jean Giddens, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, dean and professor, was among the third class of nursing deans who recently completed the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Wharton Executive Leadership Program. Launched in 2012 in collaboration with the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, this world-class enrichment experience is designed exclusively for top academic […]

VCU SON Faculty and Staff Kick off New Academic Year at Convocation

The School of Nursing held its annual convocation at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden recently to welcome faculty and staff to a new academic year. The convocation included a State of the School address by Jean Giddens, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, dean and professor, as well as some team-oriented activities to help faculty and staff get to […]

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