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VCU School of Nursing program ranks in top 4% in first year of U.S. News’ undergraduate nursing rankings [View Image]
VCU School of Nursing program ranks in top 4% in first year of U.S. News’ undergraduate nursing rankings

VCU School of Nursing ranked at No. 23 on the U.S. News and World Report undergraduate nursing programs list for 2022, putting the school in the top 4% of 694 ranked programs. Read more »

Personal connection pushes nursing Ph.D. candidate in her research to identify and better treat MS [View Image]
Personal connection pushes nursing Ph.D. candidate in her research to identify and better treat MS

A decade ago, Stephanie Buxhoeveden was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. It changed her life. At the time, she was a competitive athlete and a successful critical care nurse in neurology. Now, Buxhoeveden, 34, is a Ph.D. candidate at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Nursing and has dedicated her career to understanding and treating the disease. To help in that effort, in July Buxhoeveden became one of just four nurse practitioners nationwide to earn a grant this year from the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, which will help fund her research.Read more »

New pathway offers students a faster option to earn nursing’s highest practice-focused degree [View Image]
New pathway offers students a faster option to earn nursing’s highest practice-focused degree

A new offering at Virginia Commonwealth University will provide students who have earned a bachelor’s in nursing a streamlined, more affordable way to earn a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree, the highest clinical nursing degree. The State Council of Education for Virginia recently approved the VCU School of Nursing to offer a post-baccalaureate pathway to its Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program, with applications opening this fall. VCU’s new B.S. to DNP program allows students to take master’s- and doctoral-level courses in the same program to earn their DNP degree faster. Application opens Sept. 1 for enrollment in fall 2022.Read more »

School of Nursing recognizes its newest graduates [View Image]
School of Nursing recognizes its newest graduates

The School of Nursing recognized 201 new graduates at the Spring 2021 Commencement Ceremony on May 14 at the Siegel Center. This was the first in-person graduation since the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more »

Grant from Helene Fuld Health Trust supports scholarships for master’s students [View Image]
Grant from Helene Fuld Health Trust supports scholarships for master’s students

Nicholas Santalucia is following his dream to become a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner with support from a new grant aimed at providing scholarships for nursing students enrolled in the master’s program.Read more »

Hundreds of students are volunteering to administer COVID-19 vaccines [View Image]
Hundreds of students are volunteering to administer COVID-19 vaccines

With some VCU students already trained and others lined up for training, volunteers are ready to address the need for more COVID-19 vaccinators and take on roles that will serve them in their careers.Read more »

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