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VCU School of Nursing celebrates 30 years of Lettie Pate Whitehead scholarships


The School of Nursing and the MCV Foundation held a stewardship luncheon Oct. 11 to recognize the Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation for awarding scholarships to thousands of VCU nursing students over the past 30 years. The Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation was established in 1946 by Conkey Pate Whitehead as a memorial to his mother, Lettie, with the purpose of educating women. The foundation provides scholarships to more than 150 VCU School of Nursing students each year. Read more.

VCU School of Nursing partners with UnitedHealthcare to provide free weekly meals to local seniors


VCU School of Nursing has partnered with UnitedHealthcare to help reduce hunger and social isolation among seniors. On Oct. 27, the nation’s largest health insurer awarded a $25,000 grant to the School of Nursing to fund free weekly student-catered meals at three senior apartment communities.

The donation was presented at Dominion Place, one of the senior communities that participates in VCU’s community-based care coordination initiative, the Richmond Health and Wellness Program. After the announcement, meals were prepared and served to residents by VCU students, faculty and staff, along with UnitedHealthcare employees. Read more.
Cabaniss Society Dinner recognizes significant annual giving

Cabaniss Society Dinner recognizes significant annual giving


The VCU School of Nursing recently held its 22nd Annual Sadie Heath Cabaniss Society Dinner at The Jefferson Hotel to recognize donors and share the impact of their contributions. The Cabaniss Society was established to recognize significant annual giving to the school and to honor Sadie Heath Cabaniss, who is widely recognized as the school’s founder. Membership is afforded to individuals who have donated $500 or more in a fiscal year.

As part of the annual dinner, first-time distinguished donors received a commemorative Cabaniss plate. Distinguished donors are individuals who have contributed $1,000 or more in a fiscal year. Read more.

Pam Parsons receives Mary Creath Payne Leadership Award


Senior Connections, The Capital Area Agency on Aging (CAAA) recently presented the Mary Creath Payne Leadership award to Pam Parsons, RN, GNP-BC (M.S.'83/N; Ph.D.'04/N), director of practice and community engagement and the Judith B. Collins and Joseph M. Teefey Distinguished Professor at the VCU School of Nursing.

The award honors an outstanding local leader who has made an exceptional contribution in the area of aging. In addition to teaching and maintaining a clinical practice focused on complex care of the older adult, Parsons is project director for the Richmond Health and Wellness Program, a community-based, interprofessional care coordination program focused on improving the health of indigent, older adults. Read more.

Mark your calendar for Reunion Weekend 2017


Classes ending in 2 and 7 and grand alumni are invited back to campus for Reunion Weekend on April 7-9, 2017. Class parties will be held Friday, an all-class brunch, simulation demonstrations and MCV Campus events are Saturday, and events honoring the Class of 1967 and grand alumni will be held Sunday. To get involved with planning, outreach, or fundraising for your class, contact Amanda Mullins, leadership annual giving officer, at amullins3@vcu.edu or 804-828-5548.

Applications open for master's, Ph.D. and DNP programs


Ready to advance your nursing career? Applications are now being accepted for the master's program, as well as the Ph.D. and Doctor of Nursing (DNP) programs, which are both online. New this year is the Nursing Administration and Leadership concentration of the master's program has moved to an online format. Other master's concentrations include adult-gerontology primary care nurse practitioner, psychiatric and mental health nurse practitioner, family nurse practitioner and adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioner. Learn more.


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