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Vanderbilt School of Nursing pins record-breaking number of graduates

Vanderbilt School of Nursing pins record-breaking number of graduates

The largest number of students — 370 graduates — in the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing’s 108-year history graduated from their academic programs and were celebrated in pinning ceremonies Sunday, Aug. 5, at Langford Auditorium. The 276 Master of Science in Nursing students in attendance received the VUSN pin signifying their entrance into the advanced…

Health care workforce expert Peter Buerhaus to give Aug. 28 diversity lecture

Health care workforce expert Peter Buerhaus to give Aug. 28 diversity lecture

Peter Buerhaus, PhD, FAAN, an internationally recognized health care economist and workforce expert, will give the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Dean’s Diversity Lecture on Tuesday, Aug. 28, noon-1 p.m., in VUSN’s Nursing Annex room 155. His talk, “Registered Nurses and Advanced Practice Registered Nurses: Improving Diversity and Improving Access to Primary Care in Underserved…

Recent School of Nursing Recognitions and Honors

Faculty and students in the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing have recently been recognized for career accomplishments, research, scholarship and leadership. Student Kaitlyn McGowen, right with patient Roger Conrad, has been named a Cal Turner Program for Moral Leadership in the Professions fellow. Other recent honors include:

Alumna came to Vanderbilt as a teenager and never left — until now

Patty Hofstetter, BSN’77, RN, CPHQ, recently retired as Senior Quality and Safety Advisor for Vanderbilt University Medical Center after 41 years as a nurse. She came to Vanderbilt as a teenager and never left. When she started as a nurse in 1977, there were only two Medical Center buildings – the old Vanderbilt University Hospital…

Virginia George, longtime faculty and originator of VUSN’s family nurse practitioner program, dies

Virginia Maxwell George, BSN’47, MS’72, CFNC, professor of nursing, emerita, and an early champion of nurse practitioners, died of natural causes on July 26 in Nashville, Tennessee. She was 94. George was founding director of Vanderbilt’s Family Nurse Practitioner Program, one of the first in the Southeast. A 1947 VUSN graduate, she taught at Vanderbilt…

Minority undergraduates explore nursing during VUSN summer programs

Undergraduates primarily from historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) considering careers in health care participated in two new programs launched at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing this summer. In June, the Summer Professional Immersion in Nursing (SPIN) program provided eight undergraduate students from Fisk and Vanderbilt universities the opportunity to gain exposure to the nursing…

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