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Alumnus Andrew Harris featured on VCU News Center for his mindfulness research

Andrew Harris, RN (B.S.’16/N), clinical nurse at VCU Medical Center’s Acute Care Oncology Unit, was recently featured on the VCU News Center for his study on the barriers health care professionals face in practicing mindfulness. Through the project, Harris surveyed health care professional students who had taken a VCU class on mindfulness within the past […]

Victoria Menzies receives CCTR grant

Victoria Menzies, Ph.D., RN, PMHCNS-BC, associate professor in the Department of Adult Health and Nursing Systems at the VCU School of Nursing, has been awarded a $25,680 grant from the Center for Clinical and Translational Research (CCTR) Endowment Fund for her research project, “Metabolic Snapshot in women with fibromyalgia: a secondary analysis.”  Menzies will study […]

Langston Quality Scholars team to present at a National Academy of Medicine Workshop

The Langston Center for Quality, Safety and Innovation recently graduated its first cohort of Langston Quality Scholars. One of the teams has been invited to present Thursday, April 6 at the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) workshop “Exploring a Business Case for High-Value Continuing Professional Development (CPD).” Amy Dean, RN, nurse clinician at VCU Health, and […]

Theresa Swift-Scanlan appointed to CCTR Endowment Fund Research Advisory Committee

Theresa Swift-Scanlan, Ph.D., RN, assistant professor in the Department of Adult Health and Nursing Systems and the Ellen Fontaine Winston Distinguished Professor, has been appointed to VCU’s Center for Clinical and Translational Research (CCTR) Endowment Fund Research Advisory Committee. Under the CCTR Endowment Fund program, investigators may apply for money to support all stages of […]

Victoria Menzies selected as an Ambassador for the Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research

The Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research (FNINR) recently selected Victoria Menzies, Ph.D., RN, PMHCNS-BC, associate professor in the Department of Adult Health and Nursing Systems at the VCU School of Nursing, as an Ambassador to join in its advocacy efforts. FNINR is an independent nonprofit group that advocates for and advances nursing […]

Patricia Kinser reelected to SNRS Board of Directors

Patricia Kinser, Ph.D., RN, WHNP-BC, FNAP, assistant professor, was reelected to the Southern Nursing Research Society (SNRS) Board of Directors and as director of awards for a two-year term. As director of awards, Kinser works closely with the awards committee to provide oversight and implementation of the member recognition awards program. The mission of SNRS […]

Debra Barksdale reappointed chair of PCORI committee

Debra Barksdale, Ph.D., FNP-BC, CNE, FAANP, FAAN, associate dean of academic affairs and the Nursing Alumni Endowed Professor at the VCU School of Nursing, was reappointed as chair of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute’s (PCORI) Engagement, Dissemination, and Implementation committee (EDIC) for a two-year term. Barksdale is one of only two non-physicians leading a committee. […]

SON receives funding from Higher Education Equipment Trust Fund

The VCU School of Nursing recently received $117,787 in funding from the Higher Education Equipment Trust Fund to purchase a Laerdal 3G Simulation Mannequin for the Clinical Learning Center and a Spectra Max i3x Multi-Mode microplate reader. The Higher Education Equipment Trust Fund provides funding to upgrade equipment needed for instruction and research. These funds will […]

R.K Elswick named statistical editor of Cancer Nursing

R.K. Elswick, Ph.D., NREMT-B, professor and biostatistician, was named the statistical editor of Cancer Nursing. The primary purposes of Cancer Nursing are to feature the original work of the cancer nursing researchers in the global community and contribute to advancing the findings of evidence-based research.

VCU Nursing Hosts Omani Nursing Delegation

The VCU School of Nursing hosted a delegation of health leaders from the Sultanate of Oman in October.  The delegation visited VCU as a part of its trip to the United States to discuss possible collaborations in research and education. “We have a long-range health vision that goes through 2050. Our plan includes human resource development of nurses […]

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