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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 […]

Class of 2019: Accelerated B.S. student follows her mother’s example with nursing degree

During a 1,000-mile hike on the Appalachian Trail, Jordan Albright committed herself to earning a nursing degree at Virginia Commonwealth University. The hard work paid off, and Albright will earn her Bachelor of Science in nursing this week. “I met quite a few military nurses on the trail,” Albright said. “They all told me to […]

Vesting ceremony welcomes students to nursing profession

VCU School of Nursing held a vesting ceremony recently for members of the Accelerated B.S. Class of 2020 to mark the start of their journey in the nursing profession. More than 97 students, along with their families and friends, attended the ceremony in the Hermes A. Kontos Medical Sciences Building auditorium. Jean Giddens, Ph.D., RN, […]

Health assessment class helped save the life of one of VCU School of Nursing’s newest grads

VCU School of Nursing accelerated B.S. student Katherine Matais is among several December graduation candidates featured in a story on the VCU News Center. When she diligently took notes during a health assessment class, she had no idea that it would save her life. Read more. 

VCU School of Nursing students participate in HealthHacks competition

Six VCU School of Nursing students in the accelerated class graduating December 2017 participated in VCU’s second annual HealthHacks in early November.  Similar in structure to computer-coding focused hackathons, HealthHacks is a design sprint where students work in interdisciplinary teams to develop proposed solutions for unmet medical needs that are presented by medical practitioners. The […]

Alumna Aimee Reyes featured on the VCU News Center for receiving Virginia’s Caring University scholarship

Aimee Reyes, RN (B.S.’11/N), clinical nurse at VCU Medical Center, was recently featured on VCU News Center as being one of 105 students who has benefited from Virginia’s Caring University scholarship. Reyes was awarded the scholarship after her acceptance into the School of Nursing’s accelerated Bachelor of Science program. Since 2005, the VCU Staff Senate has raised more than $110,000 […]

Accelerated B.S. student shares testimonial for Impact magazine

Accelerated B.S. student Chris Abplanalp is featured on the back cover of Impact magazine, the donor publication of VCU’s Office of Development and Alumni Relations. Abplanalp is graduating in December 2016. Access the current issue of Impact magazine.

SON students participate in flu shot clinic

VCU School of Nursing Accelerated B.S. students recently participated in a flu shot clinic for residents of all ages at Greenleigh Mobile Home Community in Chester, Va. during their Community Health Nursing class. The students administered flu vaccines and educated residents on the Zika virus. Accelerated B.S. students at Greenleigh Mobile Home Community

VCU School of Nursing hosts alumni panel for graduating accelerated students

Accelerated B.S. students recently celebrated 100 days until graduation with an alumni panel event. Students shared lunch with members of last year’s Accelerated B.S. graduating class, including Christine De Kanter, RN, VCU Health; Carly Gallagher, RN, VCU Health; Abbie Smith, RN, Johnston Willis Hospital; current NP student Vicki Tedeschi, RN, CPN, VCU Health; and current DNP student Tamara Broadnax, M.S.N., RN, NEA-BC, director of Telemedicine at VCU […]

VCU School of Nursing holds vesting ceremonies to welcome students to nursing profession

The VCU School of Nursing held vesting ceremonies recently for the Accelerated B.S. Class of 2017 and the Traditional B.S. Classes of 2018 and 2019  to mark their start in the nursing profession. The vesting ceremonies have replaced the school’s white coat ceremony to be in alignment with the “bare below the elbows” movement in […]