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Gilmer’s research about dogs helping children with cancer goes global, thanks to CNN

Gilmer’s research about dogs helping children with cancer goes global, thanks to CNN

One of the top stories from CNN over the holidays featured Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Professor Mary Jo Gilmer and research on the effectiveness of animal-assisted interactions for children with cancer. The story showcased Swoosh, a therapy dog at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, and two boys he helped through cancer treatments….

School of Nursing student saves baby born in back seat of car outside Medical Center East

School of Nursing student saves baby born in back seat of car outside Medical Center East

School of Nursing student Steven Welton, RN, will never forget the first baby he delivered. Welton took charge when Elijah Youssef was born unexpectedly in the back seat of his family’s Honda outside Medical Center East last week. Welton is halfway through VUSN’s ASN to MSN program for registered nurses who have associate degrees, but he’d never delivered a baby nor assisted in a delivery. Welton went beyond delivery, however — he actually saved Elijah’s life. Read the whole story in VUMC Voice.

“My dream was to be a nurse, taking care of critically ill children”

After four decades of caring for children, Jade Forlidas, BSN’73, MSN’90, is passing the torch to a new generation — including her daughter, Jessica van Meter, MSN’07, DNP’15, a LifeFlight nurse.

VUSN offers poverty simulation exercise as part of Nov. 10 conference

Attendees to the “Cultivating the Scholar-Activist” conference to be held on campus Friday, Nov. 10, will have the opportunity to experience the eye-opening Community Action Poverty Simulation facilitated by two School of Nursing faculty. Registration is still open.

VUSN-managed midwifery clinics add primary care for women

Two midwifery clinics operated by a partnership of Vanderbilt School of Nursing (VUSN) and Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) have begun offering primary care for women, making them one-stop locations for women’s health services.

American Cancer Society funds VUSN researcher’s study of cancer survivors and sexuality

When and in what manner do patients with head and neck canceer want to discuss the impact the disease may have on their sexuality? That’s one of the questions Assistant Professor Bethany Rhoten, Ph.D., R.N., will investigate through a Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center-administered pilot program from the American Cancer Society.

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