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SNRS 2016

SNRS 2016

The VCU and UVA Schools of Nursing are hosting the 2016 SNRS Annual Conference in Williamsburg, Va. View a video message from Dr. Jean Giddens (right), dean of  the VCU School of Nursing, and Dr. Dorrie Fontaine (left), dean of the UVA School of Nursing. 

White Coat Ceremony

Newest Graduates

The School of Nursing recognized 186 new graduates at the December 2014 Recognition Ceremony.

White Coat Ceremony

White Coat Ceremony

New undergraduate students participated in the school's first ever white coat ceremony to mark the start of their nursing career.

UROP Students

Summer Research Fellowships

Nursing students Susan Ghodrat, Rebekah Roby, Anna Young and Jeff Petraco were selected to participate in the highly competitive Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) this summer.

Erica Neary

Ensuring Patient Safety

Nursing student Emily Dowell earned the VCUHS Safety Star Award ​​for alerting a medical team of a patient’s drug allergy prior to a medical procedure.

Erica Neary

Excelling in Academics and Service

Rising senior Erica Neary was recently recognized for her exceptional work in and outside of the classroom.

Johnathan Ramey

A Scholar and Leader

Nursing junior Johnathan Ramey balances academics, work and student leadership on his path to a traditional bachelor's degree in nursing.  

Dr. Deborah McGuire

Courage and Compassion

If you were to sit beside Gernita Lee, RN, in class or observe her caring for patients, you might not realize just how extraordinary she is. Lee has not let family obligations, school and a sudden serious medical condition hold her back.

Stacie Boston

Dedicated to Patient Safety

Recent graduate Stacie Boston discovered a manufacturer error in IV packaging during her clinicals at the VCU Medical Center. Her attention to detail led to her being the first nursing student to receive the Safety Star Award.

120 Visionary Leaders

Interprofessional Education

Nursing student Lauren Cranfill participated in a new course with students from other health care schools at VCU to learn how to practice team-based medicine.

120 Visionary Leaders

Interdisciplinary Research

Dr. Jo Robins of the School of Nursing and Dr. Wendy Kliewer of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences won a VCU Presidential Research Quest Fund grant for a study on heart health in underserved adolescents and mothers.

Impactful Research

Impactful Research

Alison Montpetit studies detection of lung infection in exhaled breath.

Karen Mace

International Service

Karen Mace, N '11, conducts a glucose screening during a Nursing Students Without Borders trip to the highland villages of Guatemala.


Watch how VCU Nursing students gain valuable insight and hands-on training from dedicated faculty.


Welcome to the VCU School of Nursing! Established in 1893, the School has a proud heritage of educating the nation’s best nurses. Today, the VCU School of Nursing educates nurses from entry-level practice through the doctorate with the mission to improve health and the human condition through leadership in nursing research, education and service.



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