About VACN


VACN’s mission is to advance the quality of baccalaureate and graduate nursing education in Virginia in order to improve health care.


A. Support the development and implementation of quality baccalaureate and graduate education in nursing.

B. Promote alliances and collaboration to create a preferred future for nursing and nursing education.

C. Provide a network of support for academic nursing leaders.

D. Influence legislation and regulatory policies that affect nursing, health care delivery and higher education.

E. Increase the visibility and understanding of the role of nursing and nurses particularly baccalaureate and advance practice nurses in the health care system and in the community.

VACN Executive Committee FY 2018-2019


Pamela Jeffries
The George Washington University
Term Ends June 30, 2021

Vice President
Jeanne Matthews
Marymount University
Term Ends June 30, 2020
Pamela Giles
Averett University
Term Ends June 30, 2020

Kathleen LaSala
Shenandoah University
Term Ends June 30, 2021

Barbara Sorbello
Bon Secours School of Nursing
Term Ends June 30, 2020