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VCU School of Nursing’s master’s program receives approval for reduced credit hours
VCU School of Nursing’s master’s program receives approval for reduced credit hours

The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia recently approved modifications to Virginia Commonwealth University’s Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Nursing to make it more streamlined and efficient. The modifications, effective for fall 2020, include a reduction in the number of credit hours for each of the four concentrations, as well as a name change for one concentration.

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New graduate certificate trains those interested in developing products and solutions to health care challenges
New graduate certificate trains those interested in developing products and solutions to health care challenges

A new certificate program at Virginia Commonwealth University will make it simpler for those with an interest in innovation to develop products and solutions to challenges facing the health care industry. The Graduate Certificate in Health Care Innovation is a joint program offered by VCU’s School of Nursing and da Vinci Center for Innovation.

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Virtual Commencement 2020
Virtual Commencement 2020

The VCU School of Nursing is recognizing its 2020 graduate in a virtual celebration.

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VCU School of Nursing rises among top nursing graduate programs nationwide
VCU School of Nursing rises among top nursing graduate programs nationwide

The VCU School of Nursing rose sharply in the latest best nursing graduate programs rankings released by U.S. News and World Report. The school’s master’s program rose to No. 33 in the nation after previously being listed at No. 53. VCU’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program, already listed in the top 50, climbed to No. 37 after being ranked No. 44 previously.

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Nursing scholarships at VCU will nearly double thanks to donations
Nursing scholarships at VCU will nearly double thanks to donations

A new $3 million gift, combined with a $2.5 million commitment from last year, will allow the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Nursing to nearly double the number of need-based scholarships for undergraduate students. Philanthropists William E. Conway Jr., co-founder and co-executive chairman of The Carlyle Group, and his wife, Joanne, provided both gifts to support the school’s efforts to address the nursing workforce shortage. “[We] decided to support VCU School of Nursing because we were seeking to provide nursing scholarships to qualified students in our area,” William Conway said. “VCU has an excellent record [in educating nurses] and was highly recommended by other nursing leaders. We decided to double the amount of our scholarships because we are impressed with VCU’s commitment to educating more students to become nurses.”

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VCU will offer accelerated bachelor’s program to John Tyler Community College nursing students
VCU will offer accelerated bachelor’s program to John Tyler Community College nursing students

The VCU School of Nursing will begin offering an accelerated course of study to registered nursing students at John Tyler Community College in fall 2020, making this VCU’s third community college partnership for co-enrollment. Applications open May 1 for fall 2020.

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