Home » Archive by category 'News'


Photo Gallery: Reunion 2017

Photos by Dina Bahan and Sara Putnam

Posted in News, Photo Gallery, Summer 2017 |

Mapping America’s nurse-managed clinics

Bonnie Pilon, Ph.D., FAAN, knows and loves nurse-managed clinics so much she took a year off to visit as many as possible. Pilon, now Professor of Nursing, Emerita, opened and oversaw nurse-operated clinics for the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing for 15 years as senior associate dean. In 2015, she took a sabbatical year to…

Posted in Issue, News, Summer 2017 |

VUSN By the Numbers 2017

Posted in By The Numbers, News, Winter 2017 |

New alumni board leadership

Tiffany Street, MSN ‘03, APRN, ACNP-BC, has become president of the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) Alumni Association Board, and Ty Williams, MSN ‘03, DNP ‘12, ACNP-BC, FNO-BC, is its new vice president. Street recently moved from Houston to Nashville to serve as assistant director of Advanced Practice at the Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular…

Posted in News |

Lori Schirle Presentation

Please join The VUSN Center for Research Development & Scholarship Thursday, June 16, 2016 12:00pm 140 Frist Hall as we welcome Lori Schirle, PhD(c), RN “Studies In Health services research: AN OVERVIEW OF WORK BY LORI SCHIRLE” VUSN Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Posted in News |

DNP Scholarly Project Presentations: Thursday May 12

2016 DNP Scholarly Project Presentations Thursday, May 12 Sponsored by VUSN and Sigma Theta Tau Iota Chapter Poster Presentations 10:00-12:00 in VUSN Atrium Podium Presentations 12:30-3:00 in 140 Frist Hall

Posted in News |

Ragnhildur (Raga) Ingibjargardottir Bjarnadottir Lecture

Please join The VUSN Center for Research Development & Scholarship Tuesday, April 26, 2016 12:00pm 167Godchaux Hall Nursing Annex as we welcome Ragnhildur (Raga) Ingibjargardottir Bjarnadottir, PhD(c), MPH, BSN Presenting “Assessment and Documentation of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Home Care ” VUSN Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Posted in Events, News |

Giving Day Activities – April 21st

Join us for Giving Day activities on Thursday, April 21st! Faculty & Staff Lunch, 11:30-12:30, Living Room Drop-By for Pre-Nursing Society, 12:30-2:30, Atrium All-School Social (alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends), 4:00-6:00, Living Room

Posted in News |

Healthy Aging: Lunch and Learn

LUNCH AND LEARN Tips for Healthy & Successful Aging Special Guest: Janet Hawley-Whitmore, MSN, RN Wednesday, March 16th, 2016 Noon-1pm VUSN Living Room Please bring you r lunch & join us! * Hosted by the AGPCNP Faculty

Posted in News |

Sexual Assault Awareness: Brown Bag Discussion

  Join us for a Brown Bag discussion: Sexual Assault Awareness March 14, 2016 12-1 p.m. Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Godchaux Hall Nursing Annex Room 167 If you would like more information or volunteer to help with this event please contact our co-chairs: Adrienn Myers: adrienn.e.myers@vanderbilt.edu Nancy Wilfong: nancy.e.wilfong@vanderbilt.edu

Posted in News |

Nursing Leadership in Global Health

“Nursing Leadership in Global Health” John C. Welch, CRNA, MSN Friday, Feb. 12, 3-4 pm VUSN Nursing Annex 167

Posted in News |

Dr. James Powers, “Demential and Antipsychotics in the Long Term Care Setting”

SPRING SEMESTER LECTURE SERIES Interprofessional Approach to Mental Health “Dementia and Antipsychotics in the Long Term Care Setting” Thursday/JAN 21, 2016   202 LIGHT HALL   12-1 PM VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER James S. Powers, MD Associate Professor of Medicine Dr. James Powers received his MD from the  University of Rochester and did his residency…

Posted in News |

Dean Linda Norman presents “Patient Safety at VUMC”

Posted in News |

Dr. Rita K. Adeniran Presentation

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing and School of Medicine in conjunction with the 2016 Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Series are proud to present Dr. Rita K. Adeniran, President and CEO Innovative and Inclusive Global Solutions Presentation: “Rising above the scars: My journey to overcoming adversity and how Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s teachings mirror…

Posted in News |

The VUSN 4th Annual Veterans Day Celebration

Join us as we salute our veterans “The Influence of Military Medicine” Tuesday November 10th 11:00am – 12:00pm 155 Nursing Annex RSVP for a boxed lunch

Posted in News |

Dean’s Message

Dear Alumni, Colleagues and Supporters, Fall 2015 at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing began with welcoming a new group of MSN, DNP and PhD students. We have been busy orienting the students and integrating them with our returning students. We have 821 nursing students this year—625 enrolled in the MSN program, 165 in the DNP…

Posted in Dean's Column, Fall 2015, Issue, News |

Selected Works

Journals Abanes JJ, Adams S. Using a web-based patient-provider messaging system to enhance patient satisfaction among active duty sailors and marines seen in the psychiatric outpatient clinic: A pilot study. Nursing Clinics of North America. Jan 2014;49(1),91-103. Akard TF, Gilmer, MJ. Invisible communities of dying children and their loved ones. Palliative and Supportive Care. Oct…

Posted in Fall 2015, Features, Issue, News |

Currently Funded Grants and Contracts

Research Grants Jie Deng Establishing Lymphedema and Fibrosis Measures in Oral Cancer Patients National Institutes of Health – National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research 3/1/2015 – 2/28/2019 $2,408,422   Todd Monroe Age-Related Differences in Psychophysical and Neurobiological Response to Pain National Institutes of Health-National Institute on Aging 04/1/2014 – 3/31/2016 $431,750   Shelagh Mulvaney…

Posted in Fall 2015, Features, Issue, News |

VUSN Congratulates new FAANs

 Congratulations to VUSN faculty and alumni who were recently inducted as Fellows in the American Academy of Nursing at the annual ceremony in Washington, D.C.  Pictured L to R:  Dean Linda Norman,  VUSN Professor Susie Adams, Cecilia Page (BSN ’79, DNP ’13, Founder’s Medalist), VUSN Assistant Professor Kelly Wolgast (MSN ’93, Founder’s Medalist), Patrick Palmeri (MSN ’00) and…

Posted in News |

Emergency Nurse Practitioner Students Participate in Emergency Medicine Day

Vanderbilt Emergency Nurse Practitioner students participated in the inaugural Emergency Medicine Day of Service this month by assisting at Project C.U.R.E., the largest provider of donated medical supplies and equipment to developing countries around the world. Project C.U.R.E helps to bridge the gap in health resources in the developing world, empowering doctors and nurses with the…

Posted in News |

VUSN Tweets