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Dean Jean Giddens reflects on social justice reform

Dean Jean Giddens reflects on social justice reform

Dear School of Nursing community,

As an introvert, I spend a great deal of time deep in thought. I think about many things — my family, work, our work family, our students and current events, to name a few. Reflecting is my way of processing information, experiences and emotions, helping me make sense of things. Recent events triggered by the death of George Floyd and the subsequent protests for social justice have kept me very busy taking in information, listening, thinking and reflecting. I wanted to take this opportunity to share with you what has been on my mind. Read more.

VCU School of Nursing receives HRSA award to help expand nursing faculty

The VCU School of Nursing received a $196,637 Nurse Faculty Loan Program award from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services through the Health Resources and Services Administration. The NFLP is a one-year funding opportunity designed to increase the number of qualified nursing faculty by supporting doctoral students who are committed to becoming teaching professionals. Read more.
SON virtual town hall on health disparities in the Richmond community

SON virtual town hall on health disparities in the Richmond community

Join Pam Parsons, Ph.D., RN, GNP-BC, FNAP, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 14, for a discussion about the work she leads through the Richmond Health and Wellness Program. Learn how health disparities affect Richmond’s lower-income population and the strategies that the Richmond Health and Wellness Program is implementing to create healthier communities. Pam Parsons is associate dean for practice and community engagement and the Judith B. Collins and Joseph M. Teefey Distinguished Professor at the VCU School of Nursing. Register today; a Zoom link will be emailed to registrants.
Go virtual Rams!

Virtual connections with VCU Alumni

Stay connected when we can’t gather together in person. Check out these virtual events and opportunities, including Q&A sessions on COVID’s impact on health care preparedness and policy, the ethical and sociological impact of COVID, getting retirement ready, a virtual book club and more. Read more.

Alumni business directory

The VCU Office of Alumni Relations is pleased to host an online directory of alumni-owned businesses. To start, we’re highlighting businesses owned by Black alumni. Interested in being part of the directory? Submit your information.

We will be expanding the list to include all alumni-owned businesses and services in the future.
Connections magazine is going online-only

Connections magazine is going online-only

Every year, the School of Nursing publishes Connections magazine, offering a look at the activities and accomplishments of SON alumni, students, faculty and staff. In the past, the publication has been mailed to all alumni and also has been available online. This year, it will be a digital-only version. Watch your inbox in August for a link to the magazine.


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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