Cate Matzke, a DNP Class of 2020 graduate and a COVID nurse in CUlpeper

COVID CLASS: What We Know Now.

Words only go so far. So we turn to photographs to capture some of the grit and grace of our nursing students and graduates, and how they're looking forward.

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A hanging lamp shedding light

Shedding Light on Disabled Women's Experiences

One-third of the disabled women prof. Jeanne Alhusen interviewed reported that their pregnancies were the result of sexual violence. How can nurses help?

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The bookshelf of Bjoring Center director Dominique Tobbell.

On My Bookshelf

Bjoring Center Director Dominique Tobbell on the books she loves to assign, her love of crime fiction, and where the best seat in the house is (if she can beat her cat Ajax to it).

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by the Numbers graphic for spring 2021

By the Numbers

An admissions season for the record books, and a look at our BSN Class of 2025 BY THE NUMBERS.

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Abdallah Maher Al Jarjawi, BSN Class of 2025, in silhouette

عزيمة (Eazima)

Abdallah Maher Al Jarjawi, a member of the BSN Class of 2025, on homeland, heart, and his persistent wish to help.

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Andrea King Shepherd (BSN `14), husband Khalek, and baby Arielle.

Class News and Notes

Vaccinators. Award-winners. New jobs. Marriages, moves, and babies (welcome, Arielle!), too. News from our nursing alumni.

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Jacqueline Rutledge Jones, a DIPLO graduate from 1948, who went on to become a polio nurse.

A Polio Nurse

Jacqueline Rutledge Jones (DIPLO `48) graduated from UVA and calmly entered the polio maelstrom.

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Reunions 2021

Resilience. Reunions. Reconnection.

Alumni Council president Sandy Reed-Bryant reflects on the year that was, what's to come, and the changing nature of how we communicate.

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Lottie Colley, in whose name a scholarship was made by her three sons.

Passing It On

Lottie Pugh Colley became a nurse and inspired her sons. They established a scholarship in her memory to keep the inspiration going.

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Departments

From the Dean

"We must continue to claim our space," writes Dean Pam Cipriano, "both as care providers and as disrupters."

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Taking Action for Equity

"Diversity work," said prof. Bethany Coyne, "is a lot like CPR. You have to practice it, and regularly re-certify, so that it becomes like second nature."

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'Big Shots'

In their Community & Population Health class, nursing students took part in vaccine clinic simulations to be eligible to staff public health clinics.

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Scientific Pursuits

New grants that will inform and enrich our nursing science.

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Cancer Pain is Personal; Relief Should Be, Too

Armed with a $3.4M NINR grant, prof. Virginia LeBaron will monitor, assess, qualify, and actually predict cancer patients' pain.

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Alumni in Action

BSN `20 graduate Chase Smith has repeatedly transformed himself. His latest metamorphosis? Travel nurse.

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