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SON students see policymaking in action


Master’s students in the NURS 508 health policy course visited the Virginia State Capitol in February for Virginia Nurses Association Lobby Day. Highlights included attending a press conference, meeting with legislators and legislative aides, observing a House committee meeting and Senate session and participating in Gov. Ralph Northam’s proclamation naming 2020 the Year of the Nurse and Midwife.
SON screens ‘The Black Angels’

SON screens ‘The Black Angels’

In celebration of Black History Month, the School of Nursing hosted a screening in February of the documentary “The Black Angels: A Nurse’s Story,” presented by Denetra Hampton, a producer, writer and RN. The film tells the story of 300 black nurses who risked their lives working with tuberculosis patients in the 1940s, when no cure existed and white nurses refused to treat the patients. Several alumnae of the St. Philip School of Nursing joined us for the screening.
A Nurse is basically a superhero in scrubs

Love being a nurse? Tell us why!

The School of Nursing wants to celebrate the Week of the Nurse, May 6-12. If you’d like to share your passion for nursing, email your name, photo and a quote about “Why I love being a nurse” by Friday, April 3, to Amber Yancey (B.S.’07/H&S), alumni relations and stewardship specialist, at abyancey@vcu.edu. Stories will be shared on the school’s website and social channels.

SON EVENTS

Reunion Weekend
April 17-19

Registration is open for 2020 Reunion Weekend! If your graduation year ends in 0 or 5 or you are grand alumni or St. Philip alumnae, celebrate your years at the School of Nursing on April 17-19. Connect with your classmates and learn about all the new and exciting developments on the MCV Campus. Learn more and register.

Quality Symposium
8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. April 21

Mark your calendars for the Langston Center for Innovation in Quality and Safety’s Quality Symposium, “The Science of Implementation: Ensuring the Rapid Uptake of Scientific Efforts.” Hear keynote speaker Dean L. Fixsen, Ph.D., implementation scientist and director of the Active Implementation Research Network, and attend panel discussions on evidence-driven change in an academic health center, role optimization and resource utilization to advance quality and safety, and stigma reduction and advancing best practices in marginalized populations. The event is free and includes lunch. Register by April 15.

GET INVOLVED

Did you recently move, change jobs, receive a promotion, get married, expand your family or experience another life event? Take a moment to share the latest events and achievements in your life. We’ll include updates in the class notes section of the School of Nursing’s annual Connections magazine.

     

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