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Johnathan Ramey

International Research Collaboration

Dr. Insop Shim, a renowned neuropsychologist and associate professor from South Korea, is collaborating with School of Nursing faculty on biobehavioral research projects.  

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.

Dr. Deborah McGuire

Nationally Renowned Faculty

Dr. Deborah McGuire, a nationally renowned researcher in oncology and palliative care, is the VCU School of Nursing's first ever Florence E. Elliott Professor.

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

Transformative Care

Nursing alumnus Tod Brindle was named a 2013 National Magnet Nurse of the Year by the American Nurses Credentialing Center for developing new ways of improving wound care that have been adopted by hospitals worldwide.

120 Visionary Leaders

Postdoctoral Fellowships

Applications are now being accepted for postdoctoral fellowships in biobehavioral research. Get details on how you can earn a $50,000 per year stipend starting in January.

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.

Making it Real.

Make it Real

Through the support of caring faculty and staff, Shannon Storey has transformed from someone who doubted herself to someone who is a confident, student leader.

VCU School of Nursing student Jessica Norman donated a kidney to a stranger.

Saving a Life

VCU School of Nursing student Jessica Norman has started her final year of nursing school just weeks after recovering from donating her kidney to a stranger at the Hume-Lee Transplant Center at the VCU Medical Center.

Kristin Filler with Dr. Debra Lyon

Future Nurse Scientist

Ph.D. candidate Kristin Filler has earned several top honors on the road to becoming a nurse scientist.

Elise Salamone

Serving her country

Elis Salamone (NP ’10) has experienced adventure beyond her imagination while serving the United States in the field of military nursing.

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.

Paula Saxby

Alumni Engagement

VCU Nursing alumna Paula Saxby is on a mission to get more alumni involved in their school and in the university as a whole.


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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