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Dr. Karen Faison receives Virginia Nurses Association’s highest honor

Published date: November 5, 2015


The Virginia Nurses Association Foundation has awarded its highest honor, the Nancy Vance Award, to Virginia State University faculty member Dr. Karen Faison.

The award honors and continues the legacy of Nancy Vance’s excellence in service. The award is bestowed upon a VNA member who has made significant contributions to the community through their exceptional leadership, sustained dedication and inspiring achievements.

Dr. Faison is a Professor in the VSU Department of Nursing. She has chaired the VSU Community Healthcare Initiative – VSU Cares – since its inception in 2012. Dr. Faison established a mentorship program for nursing students with the Central Virginia Chapter of the Black Nurses Association. Her research focus is addressing health disparities and promoting diversity in nursing education.

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