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Join us for Reunion Weekend 2015


Register NowOn April 17-19, the MCV Campus will celebrate Reunion Weekend 2015 for all graduating classes ending in "5" and "0." Join your classmates for class events, receptions, the MCV Campus Block Party and the VCU School of Nursing State of the School Address. Register online to attend. If you have any questions, contact Ethan Scott in the VCU School of Nursing at 804-828-3620 or scottem2@vcu.edu. We can't wait to see you back for Yesterday Once More!
 
See the calendar of Nursing events and register today.

Legacy Lecture in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing


Join the VCU School of Nursing at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 18, in the Younger Auditorium during Reunion Weekend 2015 for the annual Legacy Lecture in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing. Carrie M. Carretta, Ph.D., APN, AHN-BC, associate professor and research faculty member at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, will conduct a presentation on this year's topic, "Assessing, Prescribing, and Examining the Evidence through a Forensic Lens." Carretta has a history of research in forensics and other areas of criminology. 2.8 Contact Hours are available to participants.

SON faculty receive VCU Quest Global Impact Awards


Marianne Baernholdt, Ph.D., M.P.H., RN, FAAN, professor and director of the Langston Center for Quality, Safety, and Innovation, and Shelly Orr, M.S.N., RN, CNE (B.S.'02/N), clinical instructor, received a VCU Quest Global Impact Award for a virtual global classroom and global visiting scholars. Their project, "Teaching and Researching Quality of End of Life Care in the U.S. and England," will involve developing, implementing and evaluating a joint EOL care curriculum for students in the United States and England to be taught in a virtual classroom. Co-collaborators include two visiting scholars from the University of Birmingham in England. 

Another SON faculty member, Allison Gregory, RN, FNP-BC (B.S.'99/N; M.S.'00/N), clinical assistant professor, is a co-investigator on a cross-campus collaboration with colleagues in the School of World Studies. The team was awarded a Quest Global Impact Award for its proposal to develop a Spanish language and cultural competence course for nursing and other health professional students. The course will incorporate teletandem methods to connect VCU health professional students to counterparts in partner universities in Spanish-speaking countries to practice language skills and enhance knowledge of other countries' health systems. 
 
Marianne_Baernholdt Alison Gregory Shelly Orr
Marianne Baernholdt, Ph.D., M.P.H., RN, FAAN Allison Gregory, M.S., RN, FNP-BC Shelly Orr, M.S.N., RN, CNE

Transitions in the Development and Alumni Office
 

Kate Haydon
Kate Haydon
Kate Haydon joined the office in December as senior director of development. 

Kelly Gotschalk (B.F.A.'90/A; M.A.'97/A) has accepted a new position as director of development and major gifts at VCU Libraries and will leave her position as director of annual giving and alumni engagement at the VCU School of Nursing's Development and Alumni Office on April 9.

The process to hire a new director of annual giving and alumni engagement is underway. In the meantime, Kate can be reached at khaydon@vcu.edu or 804-827-0020.

Allison Gregory to serve as agency subordinate for the Virginia Board of Nursing


Allison Gregory, RN, FNP-BC (B.S.'99/N; M.S.'00/N), clinical assistant professor, will begin hearing cases this month as an agency subordinate for the Joint Committee of the Boards of Nursing and Medicine. In her role, Gregory will complete the initial informal fact-finding proceeding for advanced practice registered nurses who may be in violation of a law or regulation and submit a recommended sanction for approval to the Joint Committee. Under the Code of Virginia, the Board of Nursing is authorized to delegate certain classes of cases to agency subordinates who must have experience in conducting hearings and knowledge of laws and regulations governing nurses. From 2010-2014, Gregory served on the Virginia Board of Nursing as an RN member as well as the Joint Committee of the Boards of Nursing and Medicine.


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