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VCU School of Nursing students complete international service trip to aid Guatemalan villagers

Twenty members of Nursing Students Without Borders at VCU and two VCU School of Nursing faculty members traveled on a community service trip earlier this month to provide health outreach to villagers in the Highlands Region of Guatemala. Led by Leigh Ann Breckenridge, DNP, FNP- BC, MSN, RN, clinical assistant professor, and Michelle Legg, M.S.N., […]

School of Nursing hosts successful blood drive and bone marrow registration

VCU School of Nursing’s Council for Community Collaborations hosted a Blood Drive and Bone Marrow Registry event this week as part of our community outreach efforts. Thank you to all of the faculty, staff, students and volunteers who supported this event, as well as event partners the American Red Cross and Be The Match! Forty-four […]

Red Cross blood drive and Be the Match Registry on Sept. 10

VCU School of Nursing’s Council for Community Collaborations is hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive on Tuesday, Sept. 10, noon to 5 p.m., in Room 2001B at the school, located at 1100 E. Leigh Street in Richmond.  Be the Match – Bone Marrow Transplant Registry information will also be available! Please consider signing up to […]

School of Nursing Staff Assembly volunteers at the Church Hill House

Several members of VCU School of Nursing’s Staff Assembly recently volunteered during a luncheon for residents at the Church Hill House, one of the school’s Richmond Health and Wellness program partners. Volunteers included Demmie Pennix, human resources administrator; LaToya Blizzard, faculty affairs coordinator; Delores Armstrong, finance and human resources director; Erica Edler, clinical placement coordinator; […]

VCU School of Nursing students help provide care at a free remote mobile clinic

A group of 10 VCU School of Nursing students and three faculty members recently participated in the Remote Area Medical Clinic in Harrisonburg, Virginia. RAM is a free mobile clinic that provides medical, dental and vision care to uninsured and impoverished patients. Harrisonburg is surrounded by rural counties with reduced access to care, particularly Page […]

Nursing Students Without Borders provides health outreach to Guatemalan villagers

Nursing Students Without Borders (NSWB) at VCU recently returned from an annual community service trip to the Highlands Region of Guatemala, where members provided health outreach to villagers. Led by Mary Falk, M.S.N, RN, CCRN, PCCN, CNL, clinical instructor and NSWB faculty adviser, the students who attended include Paige Greene, Alicia Wickert, Kelly Hines, Kaitlyn Patterson, […]

VCU Nursing joins community partners in offering free flu shots

VCU School of Nursing recently partnered with 7th District City Councilwoman Cynthia Newbille, Bon Secours Richmond Health System, Richmond City Health District, and the Instructive Visiting Nurse Association to offer city residents free flu shots. Students and faculty administered the vaccinations at the Sarah Garland Jones Center in the East End. Below are photos of […]

NSWB volunteers for health outreach with Una Vida Sana

Nursing Students Without Borders (NSWB) at VCU recently partnered with Una Vida Sana, an interdisciplinary service-learning initiative, to provide health screenings to Richmond’s Hispanic community at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. NSWB members collaborated with students from the Schools of Pharmacy and Medicine to conduct health screenings, including blood pressure and cholesterol tests.

VCU School of Nursing participates in WE CARE Festival

Candace Johnson, Ph.D., M.P.H., RN, assistant professor at the VCU School of Nursing, recently shared health tips with attendees at the 11th Annual WE CARE Festival, the Northside’s largest event dedicated to health, wellness and community empowerment.  The festival’s name is an acronym for wellness, education, community awareness and resident empowerment. Johnson conducted blood pressure […]

Nursing students volunteer at medical outreach event in Southwest Virginia

Several VCU School of Nursing students and faculty members recently volunteered for the sixth year at one of the nation’s largest free medical outreach clinics. The Remote Area Medical (RAM) Clinic, held in Wise, Virginia, provided free medical care from volunteer medical professionals to approximately 2,000 medically underserved individuals. Over three days, the nursing students […]

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