Practice and Community Engagement

We are a leader in standardizing patient care, advocating for health equity and revolutionizing nursing practices to protect public health.

The Office of Practice and Community Engagement is nationally-recognized for its community engagement initiatives and the transformative education students experience at community health sites.

Mission Driven

At the heart of the school's mission, vision and core values is our dedication to collaborative care, innovative solutions and responsibly educating tomorrow's nursing workforce. Our initiatives include wellness clinics for vulnerable and underserved communities, providing back-to-school physicals for local public school systems, free health screenings in remote-area clinics and preventive health coaching and education programs.

Developing Tomorrow's Providers

VCU nursing students learn alongside and collaborate with students from other VCU health science programs and disciplines, building a strong foundation for their future in interprofessional health care. Our students learn to deliver culturally competent and inclusive care, integrating their classroom lessons into their community experiences.

Community Engagement News

a fitness instructor leads a class

July 16, 2024

Mobile Health and Wellness Program joins forces with local community to promote health

The school's signature community engagement initiative is partnering with a local fitness expert to foster a healthier future for residents of Petersburg.

a young girl uses an inhaler

June 18, 2024

Asthma clinic innovates with video-based education to improve patient outcomes

A team of interdisciplinary researchers at the VCU Health Asthma Clinic tackles high asthma rates in Richmond with a new patient education tool.

v.c.u. health hub

May 6, 2024

Many hands make right work

How the VCU Health Hub and School of Nursing team up to serve Richmond’s East End community.