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Master’s and DNP Programs Virtual Open House

Join VCU School of Nursing’s Virtual Open House on Feb. 2, 7-8:30 p.m., to learn more about the nurse executive and nurse practitioner options in our Master’s and DNP programs. The event will feature conversations with faculty, admission counselors and school leadership. Attendees will receive an email with a log-in link approximately 24 hours before […]

VCU School of Nursing faculty member receives AANP Virginia State Award for Nurse Practitioner Excellence

Shelly Smith, DNP, APRN-BC, FNAP (M.S.’01/N), associate professor and director of the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program at the VCU School of Nursing, has been named recipient of the 2021 American Association of Nurse Practitioners® Virginia State Award for Nurse Practitioner Excellence.  This prestigious award is given annually to a dedicated nurse practitioner (NP) and […]

Moments of Pride: Peggie Powell (DNP’18/N)

In continuing our Moments of Pride series, the VCU School of Nursing is sharing additional alumni perspective on why they love nursing and more. Meet Peggie Powell (DNP’18/N), FNP-BC, a family nurse practitioner in the Outpatient Pain Management Clinic at VCU Health’s Community Memorial Hospital in South Hill, Virginia. Peggie was part of the first […]

Nurses Week 2020: Lee Van Sise, DNP class of 2022

During Nurses Week 2020, VCU School of Nursing has been sharing each day why students love being a part of the most trusted profession on earth. In our final post celebrating this observance, we’re featuring DNP student Lee Van Sise, M.B.A., B.S.N., RN, NEA-BC, interim chief nursing officer at Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center. Q.  What […]

VCU’s DNP program moves up in the top 50 rankings

VCU School of Nursing’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program continues to be ranked among the nation’s best graduate programs. The program has moved up to No. 44 in the latest U.S. News and World Report rankings. Read more. We’re still accepting applications for fall 2019 enrollment. Apply today! 

DNP program accepting applications for spring 2019 enrollment

VCU School of Nursing is accepting applications for spring 2019 enrollment in its Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program, ranked among the top 50 DNP programs nationwide by U.S. News and World Report.  Guaranteed admission is being offered to graduates of our M.S. program who earned a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.  Apply today! For more information, contact Shelly […]

DNP student wins first place for poster at VCNP annual conference

Angie Smith,  AGACNP-BC (B.S.‘13/N; M.S.‘15/N), a DNP student at the VCU School of Nursing, won first place for her poster recently at the Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners annual conference in Reston.  Her topic was “Improving Hypertension Management in Adults: Evaluation of Community-Based Self-Measured Blood Pressure Monitoring Intervention.”

Master’s and Doctoral programs open house Oct. 14 and Oct. 21

The Office of Enrollment and Student Services is hosting an M.S. open house on Wednesday, Oct. 14 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and a Ph.D. and DNP open house on Wednesday, Oct. 21 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Please RSVP here. 

VCU School of Nursing celebrates DNP program with lecture

The VCU School of Nursing celebrated its new Doctor of Nursing Practice Program (DNP) on Tuesday with a lecture, titled “DNP Implementation: Lessons Learned,” presented by Debra Barksdale, Ph.D., FNP-BC, ANP-BC, CNE, FAANP, FAAN, professor and director of the DNP program at the University of North Carolina School Of Nursing. Faculty, staff and nurses from […]