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Mark Your Calendars for Reunion 2015

If your class year ends in 0 or 5, save the date for your Vanderbilt School of Nursing Reunion, scheduled for October 22-24, 2015. It’s a great time to catch up with classmates, friends, and faculty mentors. Plus, we’re celebrating the five-year anniversary of the first DNP graduating class. All DNP alumni are invited to…

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Gilmer Selected as Nashville Business Journal’s Health Care Heroe

Gilmer has received numerous awards for her research and teaching expertise and has been a leader in several international health projects.  She helped establish the core palliative care service at Vanderbilt’s Children’s Hospital and is director of the Pediatric Palliative Care Research team. Her newest project is advancing knowledge of pediatric oncology and animal assisted…

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DNP Poster Presentations

Time: 9:00am – 2:00pm Place: Atrium and 140 Frist Hall Contact Mindy Kessler for details  

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Nurses Week: Ice Cream Treat

Purity is available to bring ice cream treats to us on Wed., May 6 to celebrate Nurses Week.  Students, faculty and staff will have access to the freezer in the Atrium starting at 11:30 that day (until supplies run out).

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Cooke Encourages Nurse Practitioner Advocacy and Leadership

Patients should have full and direct access to the health provider of their choice, according to Cindy Cooke, DNP, FNP-C, FAANP, president-elect of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Dr. Cooke recently presented to a packed audience of faculty, students and members of the community at the Vanderbilt University School Nursing (VUSN). Cooke, who practices…

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Dean’s Message

Dear Alumni, Colleagues and Supporters, We have had an eventful several months at the School of Nursing.  We are delighted that the School advanced four spots to become the No. 11 ranked graduate nursing school among more than 500 schools in the U.S. News and World Report 2016 rankings.  Several of our specialties were also…

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MSN Student Poster Presentation

The Sigma Theta Tau International Iota Chapter recently hosted the annual MSN Student Poster Presentation session with more than 27 entries covering a wide range of health care issues that are central to nursing.  A committee determined the three best posters, listed below.  The School of Nursing congratulates all the students and faculty who participated….

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Love Selected as American Association of Nurse Practitioners Fellow

Rene Love, DNP, PMHNP/CS-BC, FNAP, director of the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Lifespan) Program, has been selected as a Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Love was selected for her forward-thinking contributions that have led to meaningful improvements in health care.  She has dedicated her clinical practice…

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Nurse-Midwifery Program Earns Golden Commendation from the American College of Nurse-Midwives

The Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Nurse-Midwifery Program has earned the Lifetime Golden Commendation by the American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM) – one of only four educational programs in the country to achieve this recognition. “We are delighted to have our Nurse-Midwifery program honored in this way,” said Linda Norman, Dean of the Vanderbilt…

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Love Selected as Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Rene Love, DNP, PMHNP/CS-BC, FNAP, director of the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Lifespan) Program, has been selected as a Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Love was selected for her forward-thinking contributions that have led to meaningful improvements in health care.  She has dedicated her clinical practice…

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School of Nursing Advances Four Spots in U.S. News Ranking

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing was recently ranked No. 11 among more than 500 nursing schools in U.S. News and World Report “Best Graduate Schools” edition released last month.  VUSN moved up four spots to No. 11 out of more than 500 schools since its most recent ranking four years ago. “We are very proud…

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Pilon Recognized with Alexander Heard Distinguish Professor Award

By Jim Patterson Bonnie Pilon, Ph.D., R.N., a professor of Nursing who is nationally known for her advocacy of nurses “practicing at the top of their license,” is the 2015 recipient of the Alexander Heard Distinguished Service Professor Award. Pilon was honored at Vanderbilt University’s Spring Faculty Assembly on Tuesday for her 15 years of…

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VUSN at Family Point

      VUSN at Family Point VUSN, Lipscomb, Interfaith Dental, Mental Health Coop, United Health Care and Amerigroup came together to help nearly 30 families with a variety of health and wellness needs at the recently Family Point event. This is a great example of the deep commitment these groups and indivdiuals have to…

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Schorn Recognized by Shade Tree Clinic

Mavis Schorn, PhD, CNM, professor and senior associate dean for Academics at the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, will be honored at this year’s Shade Tree Clinic and Silent Auction on March 25.  Through the Shade Tree Clinic, medical and nursing students from Vanderbilt and Meharry receive valuable hands-on training while providing health care to…

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Vanderbilt Students Receive NURSE Corps Scholarships

Four Vanderbilt University School of Nursing students were awarded the 2014 NURSE Corps Scholarship for their commitment to primary care. Madeline Broming, Mollie Gurley, Hannah Wright and a fourth student who wishes to remain anonymous were part of a highly competitive application process with nearly 2,500 entries from more than 700 schools across the country….

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APRN Full Practice Authority in TN: Legislative Lunch and Learn

Vanderbilt faculty, APRNs, staff: Please join us for a Legislative Update from Tennessee Nurses Association Executive Director, Sharon Adkins, MSN, RN on Monday, February 23 from Noon-1:00 in Frist Hall 140. Ms. Adkins will be discussing the legislative bill regarding Full Practice Authority for Advance Practice Registered Nurses in Tennessee. Come learn about the bill…

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Green Dot Overview – Feb 9

On Feb 9, Betsy Kennedy and Rolanda Johnson will provide a Green Dot Overview in the Living Room from 12:00 – 1:00pm.  This event is co-sponsored by the Pre-Nursing  Society.  Light refreshments will be served.    

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Welcome Reception for Kathie Krause – Feb 11, 2015

We welcome Kathie Krause, MSN, RN, as the new Chief Nursing Office for Monroe Carrell Jr. Children’s Hospital. Godchaux Hall Living Room Wednesday, Feb 11, 2015 4:30 – 6pm RSVP here

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Nurse Practitioners Ranked #2 Job

Nurse practitioners ranked #2 on U.S. News and World Report’s Best Jobs 2015 rankings.  The rankings are based on a combination of growth, salary, job prospects, employment rate, stress level and work-life balance.  According to the article, The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2022, the field will grow by 33.7 percent, opening up…

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Jeff Gordin, PhD, receives Credo award

Gordon receives Credo award

VUSN’s Jeff Gordon, PhD, received Vanderbilt Credo Award for his outstanding work with course delivery methods.  

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