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VUSN professor receives American Cancer Society grant to study self-care for cancer survivors

VUSN professor receives American Cancer Society grant to study self-care for cancer survivors

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) Assistant Professor Jie Deng, Ph.D., R.N., OCN, FAAN, has been awarded a $789,000 research scholar grant by the American Cancer Society to develop and test a self-care program for head and neck cancer survivors diagnosed with secondary lymphedema and fibrosis (LEF). LEF causes swelling and the development of hard...

Vanderbilt nurses honored by Middle Tennessee March of Dimes

January 13, 2017

A student, faculty members and alumni of Vanderbilt University School of Nursing were among the nurses honored at the March of Dimes Tennessee Chapter Nurse of the Year Awards, held on Dec. 12 at the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs. The event, in its seventh year, recognizes nurses who embody leadership, compassion and excellence in patient care…

VUSN and VUSM present MLK Day lecture Jan. 16

January 9, 2017

David Gordon, dean of the University of Akron College of Health Professions, will speak from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16, in conjunction with the 2017 Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Series at Vanderbilt. He will speak in Light Hall, Room 208 and lunch will be provided for the first 100 attendees.

School of Nursing holds December pinning and awards

January 5, 2017

Family and friends of 17 Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) students gathered in Benton Chapel Dec. 9, 2016 for pinning ceremonies. Among those receiving the nursing pin were two Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioners (AGPCNP) and nine Nurse-Midwifery Nurse Practitioners (NMW). In addition, six Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) graduates received pin guards signifying…

Nominations due for VU’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award

January 4, 2017

The annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award will be presented Monday, January 16, 2017, to a faculty or staff member in the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing or School of Medicine who truly emulates the principles of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through his or her work. This service can be in areas related…

VUSN ranked 4th in awarding graduate degrees to Native Americans

December 16, 2016

Diverse: Issues In Higher Education has ranked the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing No. 4 in the United States for the number of graduate degrees awarded to Native Americans.

Mavis Schorn named IPE Faculty Director for Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance

December 16, 2016

Senior Associate Dean for Academics Mavis Schorn, CNM, PhD, FACNM, was recently named Interprofessional Education and Inter-Institutional Collaborative Learning (IPE) Faculty Director for the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance.

U.S. Deputy Surgeon General Lecture Jan. 9

December 13, 2016

NOTE: Lecture is at 3 p.m. today. Some information had an incorrect start time.  Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN, the deputy surgeon general of the United States, will deliver the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing’s (VUSN) inaugural Dean’s Diversity Lecture on Monday, Jan. 9 at 3 p.m. in Nursing Annex room 155. The free…

The 2016 class of the Tennessee Health Care Hall of Fame

December 12, 2016

VUSN’s former Dean, Colleen Conway-Welch, was one of six individuals elected into the Tennessee Health Care Hall of Fame’s 2016 class.

Skin-to-skin contact after birth good for mom and baby

December 8, 2016

Skin-to-skin contact between mothers and newborns immediately after birth can be used to promote breastfeeding and may give babies a better start in life, according to a new review of existing evidence. Women who had skin-to-skin contact with their naked babies right after delivery were more likely to breastfeed longer and be breastfeeding months later…

VUSN professor receives American Cancer Society grant to study self-care for cancer survivors

December 2, 2016

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) Assistant Professor Jie Deng, Ph.D., R.N., OCN, FAAN, has been awarded a $789,000 research scholar grant by the American Cancer Society to develop and test a self-care program for head and neck cancer survivors diagnosed with secondary lymphedema and fibrosis (LEF). LEF causes swelling and the development of hard…

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