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Fast Forward: Dean Linda Norman

When she was just 9 years old, Linda Norman knew that she wanted to become a nurse and a teacher. She just didn’t know how far she would go. Parents Harold and Becky Boggs told Linda at a young age that she was adopted. They wanted her to know how wanted she was. As an…

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Fast Forward: Dean Linda Norman

When she was just 9 years old, Linda Norman knew that she wanted to become a nurse and a teacher. She just didn’t know how far she would go. Parents Harold and Becky Boggs told Linda at a young age that she was adopted. They wanted her to know how wanted she was. As an…

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Class Notes – Fall 2013

50s Anita Hart Fuller, BSN ‘59, retired with her husband to Arkansas in 1993.  They live a quiet life and enjoy watching lots of movies together. 60s Sara Kathryn “Sally” Herr Lowe, BSN ‘63, and Robert W. Lowe, Sr., MD ‘64, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 24.  Their children and grandchildren hosted a…

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Murley named Assistant Dean for Educational Informatics

Jerry Murley, MEd, was named assistant dean for Educational Informatics at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. In his new role, he is responsible for operationalizing new educational informatics ideas, serving as the School’s representative to technology support groups at Vanderbilt and helping solve educational challenges through technology. “Much of the School’s technological advancements and success…

Posted in Departments, Fall 2013, Issue, News, News Around the School |


New Study: Communication Among Providers

Primary care physicians and nurse practitioners significantly disagree on some proposed changes to the scope of nurse practitioners’ responsibilities, according to a New England Journal of Medicine study released this summer. The study, led by investigators from the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN), Vanderbilt Institute for Medicine and Public Health and Massachusetts General Hospital…

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Travis Estate Donates Significant Gift to Vanderbilt University Medical Center

The estate of Hilliard and Nancy Travis has provided a generous gift to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, specifically supporting student scholarships for the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing and ongoing research at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, both areas designated by the Travises themselves. “Mr. and Mrs. Travis have left an indelible…

Posted in Departments, Fall 2013, Issue, News, News Around the School |


New Program Directors

Registered Nurse – PreSpecialty Director Sarah Fogel, PhD, MSN, RN, has been named Registered Nurse – PreSpecialty Director. Fogel, professor of Nursing, has been actively engaged in the program as faculty member and succeeds Carolyn Bess, DSN, MSN, RN, associate professor of Nursing, who helped develop the program and recently retired from the position. Fogel…

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School Gets Loan Forgiveness Grant

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing has received a $427,499 award from the Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP) grants for 2013-14. This is the 10th consecutive year that VUSN has received the grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The grants are designed to help ease a…

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DNP Program Earns Accreditation

The Vanderbilt University School of Nursing’s Doctor of Nursing Practice program has been awarded initial accreditation from the American Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) for five years, through Spring 2018. This comes after a yearlong self-study and site visit process. “This is tremendous news for the school, our faculty and most importantly, our students,”…

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Schorn Named Senior Associate Dean for Academics

Mavis Schorn, PhD, CNM, has been named senior associate dean for Academics at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. She has served as assistant dean for Academics for the past three years while maintaining an active clinical practice at West End Women’s Health Center. “Mavis is the ideal person for this position. She is a gifted…

Posted in Departments, Fall 2013, Issue, News, News Around the School |


Spotlight on Nursing Research//Rapid Response Team Sustainability

Incoming Veterans Administration Quality Scholar Deonni Stolldorf, PhD, MSN, RN, is passionate about innovation in health care. She’s been interested in medicine since she was a child growing up in South Africa. She was a high achiever with good grades who applied to medical school at a time when very few women were admitted, and,…

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The Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practices required by the American Association of College of Nursing

Essential 1: Scientific Underpinnings for Practice Essential 2: Organizational and Systems Leadership for Quality Improvement and Systems Thinking Essential 3: Clinical Scholarship and Analytical Methods for Evidence-Based Practice Essential 4: Information Systems/Technology and Patient Care Technology for the Improvement and Transformation of Health Care Essential 5: Health Care Policy for Advocacy in Health Care Essential…

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Dean’s Message

Dear Alumni, Colleagues and Supporters, It is an honor to serve as dean of the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, and I will work every day to live up to the challenge. As you probably know, there is no better learning or proving ground than having worked with Dean Emerita Colleen Conway-Welch for more than…

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The Vanderbilt DNP Experience

Vanderbilt’s DNP program is built upon our 100+ year history of innovation in nursing education and is tailored to your nursing educational background whether it is in clinical practice, health systems or informatics. • Applicants (CNS, CNM, CRNA or NP) who enter with an MSN and applicants with an MSN in health systems management or…

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Nursing Leadership in Global Health Symposium

In February, Vanderbilt University will host the Nursing Leadership in Global Health Symposium, which aims to promote the nursing model of care as a means to improve the health and well-being of vulnerable populations in resource-limited settings around the globe. The symposium is open to nurses and other health care workers and administrators who are…

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5 Things You Need to Know about Dean Norman

• She ends meetings with: “Does anyone have anything else to share for the good of the School?” • She has a long history of approaching faculty with: “Do I have an opportunity for you!” • She has a hearty laugh. • She has a habit of waking up and working from 2-4 a.m., then…

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Q+A: An Interview with Terri Donaldson

Vanderbilt Nurse recently sat down with Terri Donaldson, DNP, RN, ACNP-BC, director of the Doctor of Nursing Practice program. Donaldson has nearly 30 years of experience in cardiac and critical care nursing, has been on faculty since 2001, and became the DNP program director in 2012. She shares why the DNP is one of the…

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Nursing without borders

  Carol Ziegler’s great-grandfather was a Rough Rider, charging into battle with Theodore Roosevelt during the Spanish-American War. He had an intimate view of the effects of foreign intervention and hammered into his descendants that cultures were to be respected, not interfered with. The night she graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Nursing’s Family Nurse…

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Class Notes – Spring 2013

40s Eunice Moe Brock, BSN ‘41, celebrated her 95th birthday and also welcomed two more great grandchildren in 2012 – Violet Elisabeth Voelker was born on Nov. 18, and Elon Hawkeye Kvares, her eighth great grandson, was born Dec. 8. Virginia Maxwell George, BSN ‘47B, enjoys living in Belmont Village, an assisted living residence in…

Posted in Class Notes, Departments, Issue, Spring 2013 |


“Thank you!”

There are many ways to say “thank you.”  Here are some quotes from people who have been inspired by Colleen Conway-Welch over the years. Dean Conway-Welch’s unmatched leadership in nursing and health care has not only positively influenced thousands of young people to make nursing their professional choice, but has positively impacted decisions made at…

Posted in Issue, Spring 2013 |



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