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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.

Activists, advocates and leaders: alum nursing pioneers

The VCU School of Nursing honors the women who pioneered nursing education as we know it today. To celebrate Women’s History Month, we look back on the lives of two early advocates of public health and nursing whose work advanced the profession, championed the well-being of the Central Virginia community and strengthened the foundations for […]

Faculty profile: Keeping connected

Rachel Wood, VCU School of Nursing researcher, on her search for remedies to combat nurse burnout Since joining the VCU School of Nursing in 2022, Rachel Wood, Ph.D., RN, NPD-BC, CEN, CPEN, has continued to add to her growing body of research on nurse wellness and burnout. Having recently received several grants to further that […]

Alumni spotlight: Lessons from the past

VCU School of Nursing classmates Ashley Rockhold, (BS ’13/N; left) and Brijaé Chavarria-Lewis, MD, MA (BS ’13/N; right), on learning from a complicated past Just over fifty years before classmates Ashley Rockhold, (BS ’13/N) and Brijaé Chavarria-Lewis, MD, MA, (BS ’13/N) graduated from the VCU School of Nursing, the all-Black, all-female St. Philip School of […]

Student story: Changing course(s)

Matt Seibert, class of 2024, eyes a new nursing career  The VCU School of Nursing supports students of all walks of life, including those making a career switch like Matt Seibert, class of 2024. Having served as a volunteer emergency medical provider since 1994, Seibert decided the right fit for his skillset and career goals […]

Two VCU health science schools celebrate Black History Month with series of programs

The School of Nursing and College of Health Professions will offer several lectures and events in recognition of Black contributions to health and healthcare The Virginia Commonwealth University College of Health Professions and School of Nursing are pleased to announce and support events in honor of Black History Month, joining the university community in celebrating […]

Student Nurse Association Hosts Extra Life Fundraiser to Benefit Children on October 25

The VCU Student Nurse Association is on a mission to save kids through video games, and we need your help. Each of us has chosen our local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital where thousands of children are treated each year, regardless of their family’s ability to pay. These kids are facing scary stuff like cancer, cystic […]