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Faculty Workshops: August 2015

  Faculty Workshops – August 2015 Intro to Blackboard Date: Monday, August 24 Time: 2:00pm-3:30pm Location: Stevenson Center, Room 2200 See map Facilitator: Stacey Johnson, CFT Assistant Director for Educational Technology Audience: Faculty and Graduate Student Instructors Intro to Blackboard is a workshop for instructors new to the Blackboard course management system, or for those…

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VUSN’s Adams and Wolgast Selected as Fellows in the American Academy of Nursing

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Professor and Faculty Scholar Susie Adams, PhD, APRN, PMHNP, FAANP, and Assistant Professor and Director of the Healthcare Leadership Program Kelly Wolgast, DNP, MSS, RN, FACHE, have been selected as a Fellows in the American Academy of Nursing.  This recognition reflects consistent contributions to the profession of nursing throughout their…

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Students Use Evidence-Based Knowledge in Homeless Community Outreach Project

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing PreSpecialty students in Enhancement of Community and Population Health helped more than 85 members of Nashville’s transient population during a Room In The Inn health event in June, the culmination of two semesters of weekly sessions with a population included those without shelter, homeless Veterans, and those homeless recently discharged…

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VUSN Hosts Simulation Debriefing Workshop

Marjorie Miller, MS, RN, Certified Healthcare Simulation Education, nursing education consultant and lead faculty with the California Simulation Alliance recently presented “Debriefing Dynamics: Essential Elements of Simulation Debriefing” to more than 30 Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) faculty and staff members. In the workshop, Miller discussed simulation as an educational strategy and emphasized the…

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Janie Daddario Retirement Party

Retirement Party for Janie Daddario Please join Dean Linda Norman as we bid farewell to Janie Daddario Tuesday, July 14 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm Living Room Click here to RSVP. Click here for a slideshow of Janie at VUSN from over the years!  

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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 Hero

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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