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Countdown to completion: Progress report on new VUSN building

Countdown to completion: Progress report on new VUSN building

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Dean Linda Norman, DSN, FAAN, recently toured the school’s new expansion currently under construction at 461 21st Ave. S. She was joined by members of Vanderbilt’s campus planning department, VUSN staff working on the project, and representatives of the project’s contractor D.F. Chase and architectural firm Hastings Architecture Associates. Work on…

School of Nursing building closures and power outage

School of Nursing building closures and power outage

The School of Nursing buildings at 461 21st Ave. S. will be closed from 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 27 through 6 a.m. Thursday, July 5, due to a planned power outage for major electrical work. The school will remain open with faculty and staff working from off-campus locations. The closure impacts Godchaux Hall, Patricia Champion…

VUSN Instructor, Shannon Cole, selected as Co-Director of VPIL

Drs. Shannon Cole and Melissa Hilmes have been named co-directors of the Vanderbilt Program in Interprofessional Learning (VPIL). Cole has been involved with VPIL since its launch in 2010, serving as part of the original planning committee for the program.

Alumna is on the frontline of the opioid epidemic in rural America

Alumna Anna Froelich, MSN’17, is the lead provider in a Suboxone therapy program in Sierra Vista, AZ. Small clinics like hers are making inroads in treating the opioid epidemic in rural America.

Alumnus Stuart Downs receives nursing excellence leadership award

Stuart Downs, DNP’13, MSN’10, was honored with Atlanta’s Executive Nursing Leadership Excellence Award last month at the area’s Celebrating Nurses luncheon. The award recognizes a chief nursing officer or chief nursing executive serving in an administrative capacity in a Metro Atlanta hospital who demonstrates advocacy, vision and collaboration to improve patient care and the nursing workplace. Previously chief nursing officer and vice president, Downs is now chief operating officer and vice president of WellStar Atlanta Medical Center.

VUMC Five Pillar Leader Kathy Moss, MSN/MBA’97, “always dreamed of being a nurse”

Kathy Moss. a VUSN alumna, remembers the days when she and her sister spent hours practicing running a doctor’s office. Their dolls and stuffed animals served as patients. Moss was recently honored with a Five Pillar Leader Award from Vanderbilt University Medical Center. VUMC Voice shares her story.



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