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VCU Celebrates 120 Years of Nursing Excellence

120 Visionary Leaders
The VCU School of Nursing 120 Visionary Leaders

As part of celebrating its 120th anniversary, the VCU Virginia School of Nursing recognized 120 alumni and faculty members, both living and deceased, as Visionary Leaders.

The honorees are graduates or current/past faculty members of the VCU, Medical College of Virginia, St. Philip, or Richmond Professional Institute schools of nursing.

They were selected based on the following:

  • Distinctive service in the field of nursing and health care on the local, state, national and/or international level(s) in clinical practice, education or scholarship/research.
  • Recognition by colleagues and peers for outstanding achievement.
  • Demonstration of leadership, innovation and entrepreneurship.

The School of Nursing hosted a gala on May 30 at the Jefferson Hotel to celebrate the school’s 120th anniversary, 120 visionary leaders, Dr. Nancy Langston’s 22 years of leadership as dean, and the appointment of Dr. Jean Giddens as the new dean.

Please join us in congratulating the 120 Visionary Leaders!  Read about and view photos from the gala, learn about the Visionary Leaders and view a timeline of our 120-year history below. Visit again soon to view upcoming events also being held as part of VCU Nursing's 120th anniversary.

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