VCU School of Nursing news and events

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Recognizing excellence

This week, the VCU School of Nursing is honoring four outstanding alumni for their excellence in practice, leadership, research, and advocacy in nursing.  Outstanding Recent Alum Award Hampton H. Ford (BFA ‘88/A, BS ’13/N, MS ’15/N) Outstanding Nurse Alum Award Jo Lynne W. Robins (MS ’91/N, PhD ’99/N) Outstanding Nurse Practice Award Margaret R. Krebs […]

It’s #VCUGivingDay

Wednesday, May 3, is VCU Giving Day, one special day to give back and make a difference for current and future students at the School of Nursing. Learn more about the campaign and how to give below. Student Success Fund The student success fund at the VCU School of Nursing provides resources, support and new […]

Vesting ceremony

On April 24, the school hosted a celebration for students and their families marking their vesting. It was all smiles for 130 students and over 250 who attended virtually to see their loved one don the VCU School of Nursing vest, a milestone in their education. What do you think? They look good don’t they?

VCU School of Nursing receives gift from Sentara Healthcare to fund student scholarships

A $250,000 gift will provide tuition support for nursing students The Virginia Commonwealth University School of Nursing received a $250,000 gift made by Sentara Healthcare that will fund tuition and emergency support for currently enrolled in-state students. The gift, made as a part of the Sentara Scholars program, is intended to incentivize participation in nursing […]

DNP program to host scholarly projects showcase

Join the School of Nursing to learn more about the DNP program through a showcase of scholarly projects presented by the program’s students. April 27, 12:45-3:30pm Program Time Presentation Presenter 12:45-1pm Welcome Debra Shockey, DNP, RN, CPNP Group 1: Patient Outcomes and Quality Improvement 1-2pm Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI) Reduction Nancy Boykin MBA, RN, […]

Stephan Davis to Receive National Award for Teaching Excellence in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging, and Social Justice

Stephan Davis, DNP, MHSA, FACHE, FAAN, has been selected to receive the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA) Teaching Excellence Award for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging (DEIB), and Social Justice, sponsored by the Better Together Executive Healthcare Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Collaborative. Davis serves as interim associate dean of diversity, equity, and inclusion for […]

ICYMI! Nursing researcher featured on podcast about perinatal mental health

Growing numbers of researchers and healthcare professionals have sounded the alarm about rising numbers of those affected by postpartum depression (PPD) with some calling it a national crisis. Earlier this year, Ariel Hill-Thomas, Clinical Research Coordinator, was featured on the Patients Come First Podcast about her role in one study that seeks to prevent PPD, […]

VCU Nursing Research, UNlocking New Collaborations

From community-based health research initiatives and interprofessional research collaborations to spearheading nation-wide multi-partner projects, VCU Nursing Research Weeks event will showcase student and faculty-led research from the School of Nursing. April 20th, 1:30-3:30pm | School of Nursing, Room 1011 Join the School of Nursing for this special VCU Research Weeks event to learn about the […]

Reimagining Nursing Education: Fostering the Next Generation of Health Equity Advocates

April 21, 11am | Younger Auditorium Presented by Kellie Bryant, DNP, WHNP, CHSE, FAAN Kellie Bryant, DNP, WHNP, CHSE, FAAN, currently serves as the Assistant Dean of Clinical Affairs and Simulation and Associate Professor at Columbia School of Nursing’s accredited Helene Fuld Health Trust Simulation Center. She also is a consultant for Dr. Uché Blackstock’s […]

Leading by example: Alumna recognized as a nursing pioneer for service at Tuskegee Army Air Field

Daughter recounts experiences of her mother, a St. Philip alumna, who was a nurse and First Lieutenant at Tuskegee Army Air Field.

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