Celebrating Black History Month
February 6, 2024
The VCU School of Nursing and College of Health Professions are proud to honor the profound impact of Black nurses in shaping the future of healthcare. Join us for the following events.
Living Legacies Series: "Have you seen the nurse?" A conversation with St. Philip School of Nursing alumnae
February 22, 12-1pm
College of Health Professions, first floor auditorium, 900 E Leigh St, Richmond, VA
Between 1920 and 1962, St. Philip Hospital served as MCV’s segregated hospital for Richmond’s Black community. In 1920, MCV also established the St. Philip School of Nursing to provide nursing training to Black women, who then provided nursing services to Black patients at the St. Philip Hospital. The MCV School of Nursing admitted its first Black student in 1957, and the St. Philip School graduated its final class of Black nursing students in 1962. This Living Legacies event, moderated by Tori Tucker, Ph.D., RN, VCU Health features two St. Philip alumnae who will share their stories and experiences, insider anecdotes, and the importance of the history of St. Philip Hospital and School of Nursing for healthcare providers today.
Addressing Health Disparities by Utilizing Advocacy to Achieve Health Equity
February 28, 11:30am-12:30pm
School of Nursing, Room 1011, 1100 E Leigh St, Richmond, VA 23298
Join the VCU School of Nursing and the College of Health Professions for "Addressing Health Disparities by Utilizing Advocacy to Achieve Health Equity," a lecture presented by Sheldon D. Fields, Ph.D., RN, CRNP, FNP-BC, AACRN, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN, Associate Dean for Equity and Inclusion at Penn State College of Nursing and President and CEO of the National Black Nurses Association.