BSN graduate and ICU nurse Sydney Quigley on a street outside of VCU Medical Center where she works.

Giving Voice

The pandemic's brutality continues to bear down on nurses like Sydney Quigley (CNL `16). It's also increasingly helping them amplify their voices. So what are they saying?

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An image of BSN class of 22 student Takara Washington, president of DNBC

By the Numbers

It's been an admissions season for the record books. A look at ours, and incoming classes, By The Numbers.

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Chase Smith, emergency room and travel nurse, RN to BSN graduate, who's lost half his body weight since 2019.

Am Nurse; Will Travel

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

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An image of the smart watches nurse scientist Virginia LeBaron will use to study cancer pain and its triggers

Pain is Personal; Relief for Cancer Pain Should Be, Too

A $3.4 million NIH grant will improve understanding of cancer pain and help patients and their family caregivers both anticipate and ease it.

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University of Virginia School of Nursing

Race and Place in Virginia

PhD student Tori Tucker has analyzed Black nurses' roles through their oral histories. She began with clinician and UVA graduate Mavis Claytor.

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Kelly Lewandoski, volunteer vaccinator

Keep On Vaxxing

It's not just shots in arms (though there've been many). It's education. Reassurance. Acknowledgement. And receiving gratitude.

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Moderna vaccine

In Their Own Words

In an essay originally published in the AJN's blog, assistant prof Tracy Kelly recalls the first injection she ever gave - and the power of being a volunteer vaccinator.

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Big Shots

As part of their spring community health class, BSN and CNL students who wish to volunteer are learning the vaccinator ropes.

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Faculty Spotlight

Nurse scientists Jill Howie-Esquivel and Kathryn Laughon discuss current research - and a preview of the spring `21 Faculty Research Forum schedule for Apr. 21.

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Visualizing Patients' Comet-Shaped Problems to Come

Nurse scientist Jessica Keim-Malpass is researching artificial intelligence software that monitors patients to predict clinical problems before they happen.

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Creating Platforms for Change

BSN students Milania Harris and Zahra Alisa earned UVA Health's MLK Award for their pioneering work to educate and inspire others about race and healthcare.

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When Home-Visiting Nurses Face Violence

It takes courage to cross a stranger's threshold and offer care and comfort and support. Let us appreciate the essential services home-visiting nurses provide.

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A Valentine of Thanks and Encouragement

This Valentine's Day - as we struggle against the exhaustion and grind of the pandemic - the Compassionate Care Initiative offers thanks, praise, and support.

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