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Fall 2010

Photo Gallery: Pinning

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Photo Gallery: Reunion

Nursing school alumni, including several Quinqs, joined the annual Reunion Celebration

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Hey Florence!

Vanderbilt University Medical Center hosted a series of  performances of “Hey Florence!” this year, a musical about the everyday lives of nurses, starring active-duty nurses from Vanderbilt, “Hey Florence! received a standing ovation at each performance,” said Donna Glassford, director of Cultural Enrichment and producer of “Hey Florence!” “A lot of people were amazed that nurses could…

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Florence Nightingale Pledge

This modified “Hippocratic Oath” was composed in 1893 by Lystra E. Gretter and a Committee for the Farrand Training School for Nurses, Detroit. It was called the Florence Nightingale Pledge as a token of esteem for the founder of modern nursing. I solemnly pledge myself before God and in the presence of this assembly, to pass…

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Dean’s Message

This year we have seen the historic passage and signing of health finance reform legislation into law. Now, our focus must shift toward the continuum of care, population health and disease management. The expectation for continuity of care across service delivery settings has gained momentum with consumers, payers, and providers as a means of increasing…

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Class notes – Fall 2010

50s Kathleen “Kay” Gainor Andreoli, MSN ‘59, DSN, RN, FAAN, is Emeritus Kellogg Dean of the Rush University College of Nursing.  A fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, Andreoli was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. She received the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing’s Distinguished Alumna award in…

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Buerhaus to Chair National Health Care Workforce Commission

Peter Buerhaus, Ph.D., R.N., has been named chair of the National Health Care Workforce Commission, a 15-member panel comprised of distinguished leaders from academia and the health care industry created under The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Buerhaus is the Valere Potter Distinguished Professor of Nursing at the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing and director for the Center…

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What would Florence think?

If you ask any nurse about Florence Nightingale, most will be able to say that she was the founder of modern nursing. And for many that is about the extent of their knowledge. But this woman, who served as a catalyst for changing the view of health care and nursing, was more than the lady with the lamp known for tirelessly tending to injured soldiers in the dark of the night.

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Leading the Way

by Leslie Hill The career path of most nurses after graduation is like a well-marked highway. This way to a large hospital unit. That way to a small private clinic. Turn here for pediatrics. Straight ahead for more education. But a few nurses choose to veer off onto a career path that’s more like a…

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Q+A: An Interview with Mary Jo Gilmer

Mary Jo Gilmer, Ph.D., M.B.A., A.P.R.N., is a pioneer in the field of pediatric palliative care, helping establish the palliative care program at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, researching ways to improve care for those with life-threatening or life-limiting illnesses, and teaching a new generation of students that there is always some way to help.

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Sim lab named Laerdal Center of Excellence

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing’s Clinical Simulation Lab was designated a Laerdal Center of Excellence this spring — one of only 16 educational institutions in the nation to receive this honor. The designation is awarded to educational centers that have demonstrated excellence in educational philosophy and designed programs to help save lives. “This is a…

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$2 Million of Loan Forgiveness Support On the Way

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing recently received more than $2 million worth of funding from the nurse faculty loan programs from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) fund and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) for master’s and doctoral students who want to become faculty members after graduation. Specifically, the HRSA funds…

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VUSN/Lipscomb Partnership Evolves

Lipscomb University partnered with Vanderbilt University School of Nursing five years ago to initiate a baccalaureate degree in nursing. The program was designed so Lipscomb students would take five semesters of liberal arts courses at Lipscomb, complete three semesters of pre-specialty generalist nursing curriculum at VUSN, and graduate with a bachelor of science degree in nursing…

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Students Help Take Expired Drugs Off the Streets

Thousands of prescription pills were safely disposed of at a recent Dickson County drug disposal event, thanks to the combined efforts of Vanderbilt University School of Nursing faculty and students, the Dickson Police Department, Lipscomb College of Pharmacy students, the Hamblin County Anti-Drug Coalition and other community pharmacists. A steady stream of people from Dickson, Hickman, Davidson…

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New Inter-Professional Learning Fellowship begins

At the end of July, students from different health disciplines and academic institutions in the Nashville area came together for a unique “immersion” experience. The 26 students are the first participants in the Vanderbilt University Fellowship in Inter-professional Learning: a new paradigm for the education of students in health-related fields. Throughout the two-week immersion experience,…

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Bull named director of FNP Program

Amy Bull, Ph.D., FNP-BC, was named program director for the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner program. “Amy is a talented practitioner and has been recognized by students as an outstanding professor,” said Linda Norman, D.S.N., R.N., senior associate dean of Academics at VUSN. “We knew if we launched a national search for…

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Thomson-Smith named assistant dean for Faculty Practice

Clare Thomson-Smith, M.S.N., R.N., J.D., has been named assistant dean for Faculty Practice at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. Thomson-Smith heads up the Center for Advanced Practice and Allied Health and will continue in that role, working closely with VUSN on behalf of all advanced practice nurse faculty who practice at the Medical Center. “Clare is…

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Spotlight on Nursing Research/Delirium Superimposed on Dementia

An 80-year-old patient with dementia is admitted to a hospital with pneumonia, and soon after, starts acting disoriented. Is this behavior part of his dementia or is it something else? What should the bedside nurse do to help? Lorraine Mion, Ph.D., M.S.N., VUSN’s Independence Foundation Professor of Nursing, and part of a team from Penn…

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Legal Aspects of Prenatal Substance Explored

Legal Aspects of Prenatal Substance Explored BY: KATHY RIVERS 9/30/2010 - National experts came together last week to discuss methadone treatment, pregnancy and associated legal issues, a growing concern in Tennessee as, according to recent studies, 8.5 percent of new mothers in Tennessee reported using some sort of illicit drug during pregnancy. Community groups, providers and…

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Balser’s Vision for VUMC

Balser outlines promise of future for VUMC BY: CRAIG BOERNER 9/23/2010 - Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s “promise” of the future is to personalize medicine for each individual patient — identifying each patient’s unique genetic difference, then making evidence-based decisions at the bedside to reflect these differences. With the theme of “The Promise of Discovery,” Jeff Balser,…

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