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Vanderbilt School of Nursing celebrates grand opening of revolutionary building expansion

Vanderbilt School of Nursing celebrates grand opening of revolutionary building expansion

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing opened a new $23.6 million building expansion containing a state-of-the-art simulation lab, technologically advanced classrooms and student services offices with a grand opening and ribbon cutting event on Jan. 22. The high-tech building also features wellness components designed to support occupants’ well-being in health and comfort.

Colleen Conway-Welch recognized posthumously by Community Foundation

October 10, 2019

The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee will honor the late VUSN Dean Colleen Conway-Welch with its Joe Kraft Humanitarian Award on Thursday, Oct. 17, at Nashville’s Music City Center. Conway-Welch is one of seven women honorees dubbed trailblazing Women of Wonder by the foundation for their demonstrated commitment to community, home and hearth, and individuals in need. Conway-Welch served as dean…

Professor Susie Adams named Psychiatric Nurse of the Year

September 24, 2019

by Matt Batcheldor Susie Adams, PhD, FAANP, FAAN, professor of Nursing at the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing has been named 2019 Psychiatric Nurse of the Year by the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA). The award will be presented Oct. 2 at the annual APNA convention in New Orleans. APNA is the largest organization of…

Volunteers needed for pilot study regarding music’s effect on ICU patients

September 17, 2019

An interdisciplinary group of Vanderbilt researchers is launching a pilot study regarding the effect of live music on patients, families and staff in the VUMC adult intensive care unit and is inviting musical members of the Vanderbilt community to help. The pilot study, Therapeutic Music in the Intensive Care Unit, calls for volunteer musicians —…

Six School of Nursing faculty selected as Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows

August 23, 2019

Six early career Vanderbilt University School of Nursing faculty members have been named to the Center for Teaching Junior Faculty Fellows program at Vanderbilt University. Instructors Misty Evans, MSN’11; Clint Leonard, MSN’14; Jennifer Ridgway, DNP’17, MSN’14; LeTizia Smith, MSN’07; and Kim Steanson, DNP, MSN’98; and lecturer Brittany Hollibaugh, DNP, MSN’14, were selected for the 2019-2020…

School of Nursing receives $5 million in HRSA grants to increase nurse practitioners in rural, underserved areas

August 9, 2019

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing has received two awards totaling more than $5 million from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to increase the number of nurse practitioners (NP) working in rural and underserved communities where there aren’t enough primary care providers. In response to the growing need for mental health services, both…

Patricia Sengstack, Director, Nursing Informatics Specialty delivers speech at Informatics Conference

August 8, 2019

More than 230 leaders in health care informatics from around the globe convened for educational Value-Driven Care Focus of Informatics Conference. VUSN Nursing Informatics specialty director, Patricia Sengstack closed SINI with her presentation, “Can We Stop the Perpetual Growth and Complexity of the EHR and Give Nurses Time Back with Their Patients?”

School of Nursing pinning ceremonies celebrate achievement and entry into profession

August 7, 2019

Excellence and accomplishment were the focus of pinning and recognition ceremonies held by Vanderbilt University School of Nursing on Sunday, Aug. 4. The school recognized the successful completion of programs by 373 Master of Science in Nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and Post-Master’s Certificate (PMC) students. The MSN graduates were awarded the VUSN school…

VUSN PMC Alumna, Georgianna Coon, named hospitalist at Cabinet Peaks Medical Center (MT)

August 6, 2019

Cabinet Peaks Medical Center named hospitalist and VUSN PMC Alumna, Georgianna Coon, to the clinical staff. Coon received her Post Master’s Certificate with a track in acute care nurse practitioner in 2010. Photo courtesy: The Western News

Join VUSN for the Red Sand Project Aug. 2

July 24, 2019

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing will call attention to the growing public health issue of human trafficking on Friday, Aug. 2, by creating an interactive art installation on 21st Ave. in front of its building. The Red Sand Project will start at 11 a.m. at 461 21st Ave. S. Students, faculty, staff and other participants…

Professor Emerita Joyce Laben has died

July 15, 2019

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Professor Emerita Joyce Laben has died. A celebration of her life was celebrated on Wednesay, July 10, at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens Funeral Home, 9090 TN-100, Nashville, TN 37221.

Read her obituary in The Tennessean.