Virginia Association of Colleges of Nursing

  • 1.  Welcome!

    Posted 02-11-2019 14:31
    Welcome to VACN Connect!  As part of the VACN website, we have an online community network allowing us the flexibility of communication to our group without the burden of emails and list serves.  This service, hosted by the AACN, works similarly to other online communities hosted by AACN such as the Organizational Leadership Network, Practice Leadership Network, etc. Pose a question, share news, and send notes of congratulations through VACN Connect!  As a reminder, VACN Connect is only open to VACN members.

    Take a moment to introduce yourself in this discussion thread, or start up a new thread if you already have a topic for the group!

    Jean Giddens PhD
    Dean and Professor
    Virginia Commonwealth University
    Richmond VA

  • 2.  RE: Welcome!

    Posted 02-11-2019 14:31
    Again welcome to VACN community on AACN Connect! AACN Connect is the premier online community for AACN members to communicate and engage across the nation.

    Frequently requested items for personalization:

    Modify your notification settings to adjust the frequency of your emails
    Tell peers more about yourself by updating your profile with a bio
    Adjust the information shared on your profile by changing your privacy settings from your profile.
    Add a photo to add a face to your posts from your profile page.
    If you have any problems in the community please reach out to the community manager Alexa Tehansky, Associate Director of Online Learning and Engagement, .

    Alexa Tehansky MS
    Online Learning and Engagement
    American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)
    Washington DC

  • 3.  RE: Welcome!

    Posted 02-12-2019 10:05

    Jean, thanks so much for helping make this vision a reality. I look forward being part of this group discussion area.






    Pamela Giles, PhD, RN

    Dean & Associate Professor

    School of Nursing

    Averett University

    512 Bridge Street

    Danville, VA. 24541

    PH:  434-791-4285

    F:  434-791-2303



  • 4.  RE: Welcome!

    Posted 02-12-2019 14:05
    Hello Everyone,
    In response to Jean's posting, I'll introduce myself though I know most of you.  I'm Julie Sanford, Director of the School of Nursing at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.  I look forward to seeing you at the March AACN meeting in DC!

    Do we have a time set up yet for our usual dinner or lunch?

    Have a great rest of your week,

    Julie Sanford DNS, RN, FAAN
    Professor and Director
    James Madison University
    Harrisonburg VA

  • 5.  RE: Welcome!

    Posted 02-13-2019 09:01
    ​Hello VACN colleagues,

    It is great to have this venue for communication. I would like to remind everyone that nominations for President, Treasurer and Nominating Committee member are still open until this Friday February 15, 2019.
    Please take a moment to complete a nomination for one of our esteemed colleagues or for yourself!

    Please use this hyperlink to the Google nomination form.
    Have a great day!

    Barbara Sorbello,
    Nominating Chair, VACN

    Barbara Sorbello PhD
    Dean of Nursing
    Bon Secours Memorial
    Richmond VA