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The Power of Courage and Compassion
The Power of Courage and Compassion

If you were to sit beside Gernita Lee, RN, in class or observe her caring for patients in the Cardiac Progressive Care Unit at the VCU Medical Center, you might not realize just how extraordinary she is. A master's degree student, Lee has not let family obligations, school and a sudden serious medical condition hold her back from a promising nursing career.

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Dedicated to Patient Safety
Dedicated to Patient Safety

Nursing senior Stacie Boston discovered a manufacturer error in IV packaging during her clinicals at the VCU Medical Center. Her attention to detail led to her being the first nursing student to receive the Safety Star Award.

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Transformative Care
Transformative Care

Nursing alumnus Tod Brindle was named a 2013 National Magnet Nurse of the Year by the American Nurses Credentialing Center for developing new ways of improving wound care that have been adopted by hospitals worldwide.

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Nursing students savor school
Nursing students savor school's first white coat ceremony

About 60 new undergraduate Virginia Commonwealth University School of Nursing students participated on Wednesday in the school’s first-ever white coat ceremony, a rite of passage that welcomes students into medical professions.

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Interdisciplinary Research
Interdisciplinary Research

Dr. Jo Robins of the School of Nursing and Dr. Wendy Kliewer of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences won a VCU Presidential Research Quest Fund grant for a study on heart health in underserved adolescents and mothers.

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A Collaborative Approach
A Collaborative Approach

VCU is among the leaders in interprofessional education – a growing trend used in the training of future generations of health care professionals. With little or limited opportunities to work together while still in school, many of these students would only have their first interaction with other health care disciplines on the first day on the job – with real patients.

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