Connections: Winter 2024

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From the dean

A message from Dean Jean Giddens

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News highlights

Read up on recent accomplishments and news from the school

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Doing good

A historic scholarship gift makes a mark

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For good measure

VCU researchers awarded $3M grant to study early signs of dementia

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Practice makes perfect

In 2021, the VCU School of Nursing established its long-awaited faculty practice. Through an arrangement with MCV Physicians at VCU Health, the school’s nurse practitioner faculty practice within their specialty up to two days per week through shared contract agreements.

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Thrive Guide

A research team based out of the VCU School of Nursing debuts a personalized emotional wellbeing planning tool for soon-to-be mothers.

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Meet four School of Nursing faculty recently appointed to endowed professorships.

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Class notes

Updates from alumni far and near


In memoriam

Remembering the lives and service of our treasured alumni

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DEGREE'd to succeed

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