VCU School of Nursing recognizes 134 new graduates
VCU School of Nursing recognized 134 new graduates at the Fall 2019 Recognition Ceremony held Dec. 13 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. The ceremony also featured the presentation of awards to the following graduates:
YINGLING SENIOR ACHIEVEMENT AWARD – Parker Webster
Gifts to the institution to honor Doris B. Yingling have been used to establish an award to a senior student. This recognition is based on outstanding leadership ability, potential for professional growth, evidence of support for the School of Nursing, and evidence of concern for community affairs.
MABEL MONTGOMERY AWARD – Jordan Albright
With funds given by faculty and students in recognition for the retirement of Miss Mabel E. Montgomery, Treasurer, State Board of Nursing Examiners 1948-71, this award is intended to recognize excellence in clinical nursing as evidenced by independent and rational judgment, a high level of interpersonal and technical skills, a high level of nursing knowledge, impetus for positive change and professional responsibility.
MAYME B. WILSON LACY AWARD – Cara Weidinger
The Chapters of St. Philip Alumnae Association present the Mayme B. Wilson Lacy Award to a graduating nursing student, irrespective of race, color, creed, sex or national origin, who is highly committed to nursing as a profession, demonstrates the ability to consistently give good nursing care to all patients, works well with the health care team and shows promise of supporting professional organizations.
MARGUERITE NICHOLSON AWARD – Joanna Sandager
This award recognizes Marguerite Nicholson, graduate of 1934, for her many contributions to the School and to nursing in Virginia. Made possible by funds raised by the Nursing School Alumni, the award is presented to a senior student for humanitarian qualities of unselfishness, helpfulness to others, consideration, humility and loyalty to the School of Nursing.
BETSY BAMPTON RN AWARD – Patricia Osei-Asante
Dr. Bampton served admirably in many roles during her long tenure with the School of Nursing. There is no role she enjoyed more than advising and teaching RN to B.S. students. This award is presented to a graduating RN to B.S. student who demonstrates excellence within the School of Nursing in clinical expertise, leadership, and personal qualities.
MARTHA M. BORLICK RESEARCH AWARD – Christopher Tod Brindle
Initiated in 1980, the Dr. Martha M. Borlick Research Award is presented at the School of Nursing Recognition Ceremony to Ph.D. student(s) in nursing who demonstrate(s) excellence in nursing research as evidenced in the research culminating products.
The full list of graduates follows below. View a photo album on our school's Facebook page.
DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY CANDIDATES
Christopher Tod Brindle
“Incidence and Predictor Variables of Pressure Injuries in Patients
Undergoing Ventricular Assist Device and Total Artificial Heart Surgeries: An Eight-Year Retrospective Review”
Advisor: Dr. Jo Robins
“Examining Biobehavioral Variables and Predictors Associated with Type 2 Diabetes Self-Management”
Advisor: Dr. Jo Robins
*summer 2019 graduate
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE CANDIDATES
Krisha Marie Silva
John Maury Van Kleef