Calling all Pre-Nursing students!

Join the Pre-Nursing Rams student organization to meet students that have been admitted to the School of Nursing and learn from them how to get involved and become competitive candidates for the Nursing program! The purpose of the Pre-Nursing Rams is to help guide pre-nursing students in their journey toward an education and career in nursing, from a student perspective. The organization will provide opportunities for pre-nursing students to gain an optimistic view of the field through the perspective of nurses and students to give an outlook of the challenges nurses’ face day-to-day.

Here’s their facebook page to learn more and be up to date on important events: https://www.facebook.com/groups/prenursingramsatvcu/ 

 

Want to learn more about Graduate School? Apply to have a Graduate Student Mentor!

2017-2018 Graduate School Mentorship Program (GSMP) Call for Applications

The GSMP matches undergraduate and graduate students in mentoring relationships in order to expose undergraduate students to the graduate experience as they consider further study and to provide graduate students with the opportunity to develop mentoring skills as they share their own personal experiences with the undergraduate students in the program. Students are matched based on areas of academic discipline and/or interest. Students interested in being matched with a specific student must both indicate this preference on their applications.

Undergraduate Student Mentee Applicants: Preference is given to applicants going into their sophomore, junior or senior years. Undergraduates are expected to maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 throughout the duration of the program. Interested undergraduate students should access the application via the GSMP website: http://www.graduate.vcu.edu/development/mentorship.html For more information, contact Amy Sarcinella at gsmp@vcu.edu or (804) 827-4544.

So you want to be a Nurse, but what type?!

Explore Health Careers has a great article, detailing the different types of nurses that we think you’ll love. Here are some highlights:

Registered Nurse (RN) – Taking care of patients is a primary duty for all nurses, but RNs also work in other areas. They help establish nursing practices, develop quality assurance protocols and conduct clinical research. RNs can have a specialty option, which requires additional education.

Clinical Nurse Specialist – Many nurses will go back to school and earn a master’s or doctoral degree in a specialized area. A few examples of those may be pediatric, critical care, oncology or even psychiatric. Clinical nurse specialists who work with patients provide direct patient care and serve as consultants for nursing staffs, with a focus on improving the system.

Nurse Educator – For those who enjoy teaching, a career as a nurse educator would be a great fit. These registered nurses have advanced degrees and then take on the task of training future nurses. They may teach general or specialized nursing courses and stay up to date on all the latest methods and technologies.

Nurse Midwife – Nurse midwives provide care throughout the entire prenatal and postpartum experience. They also provide gynecological services to women of all ages, can write prescriptions and are key in patient education.

Nurse Practitioner – As a nurse practitioner, your responsibilities would include overall health for your patients, throughout their entire lifespan. Some of the associated tasks would be to perform physical examinations, provide immunizations and prescribe medications and therapies.

If you’re still not sure, try shadowing a variety of nurses and healthcare professionals OR volunteer in a healthcare setting!

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Summer Study Abroad Program: Midwifery and Health in Guatemala

The VCU Institute for Women’s Health and Highland Support Project spend a week, July 22-29, in partnership with indigenous midwives and community leaders learning about traditional Maya medicine and exploring the history of healthcare and healing in Guatemala. The group will learn about traditional medicine and midwifery practices. The cost is $985 plus airfare. The application deadline is Saturday, May 20. For more information, contact Janett Forte at janett.forte@vcuhealth.org or (804) 827-1200 or visit http://www.womenshealth.vcu.edu .

Options in Nursing Event 4/25

4/25 from 11:30am – 12:30pm in Hibbs Hall, Room 326. Come learn about alternatives to the Traditional Nursing program. Contact prehealthadv@vcu.edu with questions.

Full-time, internships, and summer jobs at the Just-in-Time Fair

April 12th, 2017
12:00 pm-3:00 pm
University Student Commons, Richmond Salons

We invite you to attend the Just-in-Time Career Fair on April 12th in University Student Commons, Richmond Salons. Organizations from around the Richmond region will attend to hire current and graduating students for fill full-time, part-time, and summer opportunities.

List of attending organizations
No pre-registration is required. All students and alumni are welcome.
We strongly encourage you to dress professionally and bring several copies of your resume. For more information, contact us at careers@vcu.edu or at 804-828-1645.