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School of Nursing graduates inspire optimism about health care’s future

School of Nursing graduates inspire optimism about health care’s future

Dean Linda D. Norman, DSN, FAAN, told the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing’s 2019 graduating class that she is optimistic about the future of health care because of them. “You are the answer to society’s health care challenges,” she said. “Not just because you are needed as providers, but because each of you is a…

Brooke Faught, DNP, named 2019 Founder’s Medalist

Brooke Faught, DNP, named 2019 Founder’s Medalist

The 2019 Founder’s Medalist for the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing was already a successful entrepreneur, institute director and nurse practitioner before earning her doctor of nursing practice. During her two-year doctor of nursing practice program at VUSN, Brooke Faught worked 60+ hours a week as director of the Women’s Institute for Sexual Health. The mother of three daughters (one with special needs), Brooke also volunteered in the community, gave professional presentations and served on the executive board of directors for two different professional organizations. Her DNP project focused on ways that providers might help young women with Down syndrome receive relevant and appropriate sexuality education.

Terrah Akard selected as 2019 Chancellor Faculty Fellow

Associate Professor Terrah Akard, PhD, FAAN, has been selected for the 2019 cohort of Chancellor Faculty Fellows, a group of highly accomplished, recently tenured Vandrbilt University faculty from a wide variety of disciplines and areas of expertise.

Phillippi to direct School of Nursing’s Nurse-Midwifery specialty

Julia Phillippi, PhD, CNM, FACNM, FAAN, assistant professor of nursing, has been named academic director of the Nurse-Midwifery program at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. She will also co-direct the Nurse-Midwifery/Family Nurse Practitioner dual-focus specialty with FNP Academic Director Courtney Pitts, DNP. The Nurse-Midwifery specialty is one of the school’s most competitive programs and is…

Technology better than tape measure for identifying lymphedema risk

Bioimpedance spectroscopy (BIS) is better than a tape measure for assessing a woman’s risk for developing lymphedema after breast cancer surgery, according to interim results of a study led by Sheila Ridner, PhD, RN, Martha Ingram Professor and director of the PhD in Nursing Science Program at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing.

Professor Sheila Ridner named American Cancer Society ResearcHERS Ambassador

Sheila Ridner, PhD, RN, FAAN, Martha Rivers Ingram Professor and director of the Vanderbilt School of Nursing’s PhD in Nursing Science Program, has been named a 2019 American Cancer Society ResearcHERS Ambassador. In this role, Ridner is advocating for her fellow women researchers and raising funds to support their work. “When I was asked to…

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