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Mariann Piano joins School of Nursing in top research role

Mariann Piano joins School of Nursing in top research role

Mariann R. Piano, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN, FAHA, a distinguished researcher in cardiovascular disease and expert on the effects of binge drinking and young adults, has been named senior associate dean for research at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN). Piano will lead the School of Nursing’s research program, charged with supporting faculty scholarly endeavors, expanding…

Kleinpell named VUSN Assistant Dean for Clinical Scholarship

Kleinpell named VUSN Assistant Dean for Clinical Scholarship

Ruth M. Kleinpell, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN, FAANP, FCCM, an internationally recognized nurse researcher, scholar and educator, has joined Vanderbilt University School of Nursing as assistant dean for Clinical Scholarship and professor of Nursing. Kleinpell comes to Vanderbilt from Rush University, where she had been director of the Center for Clinical Research and Scholarship at Rush…

Daughter follows mother into nursing through VUMC Nursing Explorer program

VUMC’s Nursing Explorer program has been helping students learn about nursing for 20 years. High school student Reed Sparta is a current Explorer member; she was inspired by her mom Elizabeth Sparta, BSN ’84, R.N., a Vanderbilt School of Nursing alumna who works in VUMC’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

APRN Emergency Medicine Fellowship created

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is starting an Advanced Practice Emergency Medicine Fellowship, one of the first programs in the country exclusively for nurse practitioners specializing in emergency care. The first recipient is Danica Ninkovic, who earned her Emergency Nurse Practitioner Post-Master’s certificate from VUSN in 2015 and will graduate with her Vanderbilt DNP next year.

Retiring School of Nursing faculty lauded for commitment, change and engagement

The Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) recognized four retiring faculty members for their contributions to the school, community and profession during a recent gathering at the University Club. The four retiring professors—Marty Conrad, Bonnie Pilon, Clare Sullivan and Ken Wallston—accounted for 110 years of nursing education. Linda Norman, DSN, R.N., FAAN, the Valere Potter…

Nurse-midwifery alumna Clare Storck catches milestone babies

Clare Storck, MSN ’10, was born to be a midwife of legend—and not just because of that name. “I’ve always loved babies and pregnant people,” Storck said.



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