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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.

Advocate for nurses and Americans 50+ to give VUSN Dean’s Diversity Lecture Jan. 9

Advocate for nurses and Americans 50+ to give VUSN Dean’s Diversity Lecture Jan. 9

Alicia Georges, EdD, FAAN, a leading nursing advocate and the national volunteer president-elect of 38-million member AARP, will be the first speaker in the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing’s 2018 Dean Diversity Lecture series. She will present “Journey to Leadership in Nursing and Beyond: Insight for Future Nurse Leaders” on Tuesday, Jan. 9, noon-1 p.m….

“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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Journey to Leadership in Nursing and Beyond: Insight for Future Nurse LeadersCatherine Alicia Georges, EdD, RN, FAANPresident-Elect, AARPSchool of Nu...

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