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Information session for the Graduate Certificate in Health Care Innovation

Wednesday, October 73:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Join faculty and staff from the VCU School of Nursing and VCU da Vinci Center for Innovation to learn about a new graduate certificate program that will make it simpler for those with an interest in innovation to develop products and solutions to challenges facing the health care industry. We will share some general information […]

Alumna Linda Hines named CEO of Virginia Premier

Linda Hines (B.S.’80/N; M.S.’99/N) has been named CEO of Virginia Premier Health Plan, effective immediately. Hines’ distinguished career began more than 20 years ago as a bedside nurse and a nurse manager. She rose through the ranks of management and leadership within Virginia Premier Health Plan, culminating with her promotion to Virginia Premier’s chief operating […]

Dr. Jean Giddens Elected to AACN’s Nominating Committee

Jean Giddens, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, professor and dean of the VCU School of Nursing, was elected by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) membership to the Nominating Committee for a two-year term. As a Nominating Committee member, Giddens will assist with reviewing and evaluating applications submitted from individuals seeking to serve on the Board of Directors as […]

Dr. Patricia Kinser Selected a VCU Clinical Faculty Scholar

Patricia Kinser, Ph.D., WHNP-BC, RN, assistant professor in the Department of Family and Community Health Nursing, was selected as a Clinical Faculty Scholar—a unique opportunity through the VCU School of Medicine and the VCU Center on Health Disparities. The Clinical Faculty Scholars Program provides a personalized experience designed to provide junior clinical faculty with training […]

Dr. Alison Montpetit Named a 2015 Blick Scholar

Alison Montpetit, Ph.D., RN, assistant professor in the Department of Adult Health and Nursing Systems, has been named a 2015 Blick Scholar. The Blick Scholars Program is funded by the George and Lavinia Blick Research Fund, an endowment designated to support medical research on the MCV Campus. It is given every four years to a maximum of […]

Dr. Pam Parsons Quoted in Online Magazine Article

Pam Parsons, Ph.D., RN, GNP-BC, director of practice and community engagement and the Judith B. Collins and Joseph M. Teefey Distinguished Professor, was quoted in an article for Boomer Magazine online. The article covers many facets of healthy living tips for boomers. Parsons is also the project director of the Richmond Health and Wellness Program at […]

Three Faculty Selected for Intramural Grant Awards

The Office of Research is pleased to announce the following recipients of the School of Nursing Intramural Grants Program (IGP) for the fall of 2014. The program was created to fund pilot work that will help faculty members prepare for the submission of larger external grants. Award winners and their projects include: Lisa Brown, Ph.D., […]

New Nursing Education Blog is Now Live

The VCU School of Nursing Education Blog has launched and can be accessed at and from within the SON Blackboard site: School Wide Information > Blogs. This new resource includes information related to quality matters standards, faculty development opportunities and posts on a variety of educational topics. Read about some of the ways your colleagues […]

Tara Albrecht Receives Massey Cancer Center Grant for Pilot Leukemia Study

Tara Albrecht, Ph.D., ACNP-BC, RN, assistant professor in the Department of Adult Health and Nursing Systems, received a $50,000 grant from the Massey Cancer Center (MCC) Cancer Prevention and Control (CPC) Pilot Project Program for a year-long study titled “Physical Activity as a Self-management Approach to Improve Health Outcomes in Acute Myeloid Leukemia.” The study […]

Lisa Brown Elected as NAP Fellow

Lisa Brown, Ph.D., R.N., associate professor in the Department of Family and Community Health Nursing, has been elected to the Distinguished Fellowship in the National Academies of Practice (NAP) and the Nursing Academy as a Distinguished Practitioner & Fellow. Distinguished Practitioners, Scholars and Policy Fellows are elected by their peers from ten different health professions. […]

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