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, […]

Angela Duncan named to associate dean shared position at the School of Nursing and College of Health Professions

VCU School of Nursing announced that Angela Duncan, Ph.D., M.S., M.Div., has been named associate dean of diversity, equity and inclusion in a shared position with the VCU College of Health Professions, effective immediately. A champion for reducing health disparities in marginalized and underserved communities, Duncan has led the College of Health Profession’s diversity, equity […]

School of Nursing alumni receive VNF 2020 Year of the Nurse Award

Several VCU School of Nursing alumni were recognized with the 2020 Year of the Nurse Award from the Virginia Nurses Foundation. The award honors nurses who enhanced the image of professional nursing and rose to the unprecedented challenges facing the profession with compassion and respect during the COVID-19 pandemic. The following alumni were recognized as […]

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 […]

VCU School of Nursing names first recipient of Paul A. and Veronica H. Gross Achievement in Nursing Award

Linda Talley, vice president of nursing and chief nursing officer at Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C., and a 1988 graduate of the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Nursing, is the first recipient of the Paul A. and Veronica H. Gross Achievement in Nursing Award. The award was created to recognize the value of an […]

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.

A School of Nursing researcher is studying an app that provides wellness tools during and after pregnancy

Virginia Commonwealth University researcher Patricia Kinser, Ph.D., is studying a mobile app that could benefit these women by helping prevent the development of symptoms or helping them cope with their current symptoms. “At present, no systematic, app-based, self-management approaches designed to prevent or treat perinatal depressive symptoms exist in the U.S.,” said Kinser, an associate professor in […]