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School of Nursing receives $1.28 million HRSA grant for future faculty

School of Nursing receives $1.28 million HRSA grant for future faculty

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing has received a $1.28 million grant to increase the number of qualified nursing faculty in U.S. colleges and universities. Funding from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP) will support VUSN Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) students who plan to become nursing faculty in…

Vanderbilt Law and Nursing student clinic provides seniors with advance care planning and legal documents

Vanderbilt Law and Nursing student clinic provides seniors with advance care planning and legal documents

Older adults who need advance care plans and health care/financial power of attorney documents can get them easily and free of charge thanks to a new interprofessional pilot project involving Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, Vanderbilt Law School and Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The pilot is underwritten by Nashville’s West End Home Foundation. The Medical-Legal Partnership Clinic …

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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