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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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VUSN Program Provides Health for New Moms in Rural Areas

The Maternal Infant Health Outreach Worker (MIHOW) Program, housed at VUSN, employs mothers from the local community as outreach workers.  See how the model works…    

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Insights Regarding Interprofessional Education

VUSN’s Peter Buerhaus shares an insider’s look at interprofessional experience at Vanderbilt with insights from Linda Norman, Bonnie Miller and Heather Davidson. http://healthaffairs.org/blog/2014/11/20/spreading-like-a-wildfire-interprofessional-education-the-vanderbilt-experience

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Read more about nurses delivering care in Navajo communities


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RoundingWell Teams Up with Mercury Court Clinic to Improve Patient Care

The Clinic at Mercury Courts (CMC), a community health initiative of Vanderbilt University’s School of Nursing to reach the most medically underserved, has deployed a patient engagement and care management platform developed by the Nashville-based informatics company, RoundingWell. RoundingWell and the CMC have implemented the technology at no cost to the clinic in the spirit…

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Lauderdale wins Faculty Award

Throughout his career in medicine, Michael R. DeBaun, M.D., has found moments to fight the status quo. As a medical student at Stanford University, DeBaun, now the J.C. Peterson Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine at Vanderbilt, took up the case of an applicant who he thought had been turned away unfairly. Later, DeBaun’s efforts to…

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Reunion Helps Build, Reinforce Alumni Connections

Rainy weather couldn’t dampen the festivities as nearly 1,200 medical and nursing alumni returned to campus for Reunion for Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM) and Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN). With the theme, “Come back, Give back,” the Oct. 9-11 Reunion encouraged graduates to return to campus to visit with classmates, see what…

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Congratulations to Senior Associate Dean Betsy Weiner

Congratulations to Senior Associate Dean Betsy Weiner and DNP Faculty Mark Frisse on being inducted into the Institute of Medicine this past weekend. With more than 1,900 members, the IOM is the health arm of the National Academies, serving as an adviser to the nation to improve health and promote health-related research. [ Article ]

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Veterans Day Visit


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VUSN Study Seeks to Improve Lymphedema Care

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Ph.D. Student Support Fund Update

The Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) Ph.D. Student Support Fund was established by Graduate faculty and program alumni in 2010. Its purpose is to assist students in meeting non-tuition related expenses associated with dissertation completion. To date, seven students have been awarded financial support. Of those, four have been awarded the Ph.D. degree. The…

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New Midwifery-led Birthing Center to Debut Next Summer


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Starting Point puts homeless community in touch with resources

  Sponsored by the Metropolitan Homelessness Commission, Nashville Rescue Mission, Room In The Inn, United Neighborhood Health Services – Downtown Clinic and Vanderbilt School of Nursing, Starting Point is an event that places individuals experiencing homelessness in direct contact with multiple agencies in an effort to provide services and connections to long-term support. Overall, 34…

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Ivory at United Nations

As Board President, VUSN Assistant Professor Cathy Ivory represented the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) at the Every Woman Every Child High-Level event last month as part of the United Nations General Assembly. The Every Woman Every Child initiative was launched by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in 2010, with the…

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VUSN Receives ACHE Recognition

The VUSN MSN in Healthcare Leadership specialty and the DNP (Systems focus) program have been officially recognized and listed in the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Higher Education Network. ACHE is committed to supporting healthcare management programs, which nurture and teach the future leaders of our profession. To assist the work as mentors of…

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VUSN Reaches out to High School Students

Glencliff High School Public School students recently learned first-hand about health care roles thanks to a collaboration between the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing and the Oasis Center’s Youth Engagement and Action Program. “Students often say they want to be a doctor, which is great, but we’ve found they don’t know much about other health…

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VUSN Named National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing has been awarded membership in the National Hartford Centers of Gerontological Nursing Excellence (NHCGNE) in recognition of the highest level of commitment to the field of gerontological nursing. “This is a tremendous honor for our school and a reflection of our dedicated research, education and practice faculty,” said Linda Norman,…

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VUSN Student Molly LaLonde Wins on Jeopardy!

Everyone has something that they dream of doing. For some people it’s travel; for others, something adventurous like skydiving or owning a fancy car. My dream for as long as I can remember has been to be a contestant on Jeopardy!. Given my long history as a trivia fan, a lover of factoids and, let’s…

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D’Apolito Lands Grant to Study Drug Dependent Infants

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing’s Karen D’Apolito, PhD, APRN, NNP-BC, FAAN was recently awarded a grant to examine the growing problem of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) — infants who are drug dependent at birth. Funded by the Tennessee State Department of Health, D’Apolito will develop and implement a comprehensive survey to gather specific care practices…

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Bethany Rhoten has been named a V-POCKET Scholar.

Bethany Rhoten, PhD, RN, VUSN Postdoctoral Fellow, has been named a V-POCKET Scholar. As such, she will develop a patient-centered outcomes study to address gaps in current knowledge about communication between surgeons and patients with recurrent head and neck cancer. The study will also identify factors that influence patient choice of treatment, desired outcome and…

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