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New building expansion planned for Vanderbilt School of Nursing

New building expansion planned for Vanderbilt School of Nursing

The Vanderbilt University School of Nursing will soon break ground on a new 29,947-square-foot addition connecting to its existing buildings on the Vanderbilt campus. Construction is expected to begin in late spring and be completed August 2018. The $23.6 million facility, approved by Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos and the Vanderbilt University Board of Trust, will be built at the intersection of VUSN’s historic Godchaux Hall and the Patricia Champion Frist Hall near the south side of the Heard Library.

New graduate online courses in genetics

June 20, 2018

Two elective courses, one focusing on the basics of genetics/genomics, and the other one exploring genetics in personalized health care will be offered online by Vanderbilt University School of Nursing this fall. The two courses, Foundations of Genetics/Genomics in Health Care and Genetics in Clinical Practice, will be taught by Assistant Professor Laurie M. Connors,…

Countdown to completion: Progress report on new VUSN building

June 19, 2018

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Dean Linda Norman, DSN, FAAN, recently toured the school’s new expansion currently under construction at 461 21st Ave. S. She was joined by members of Vanderbilt’s campus planning department, VUSN staff working on the project, and representatives of the project’s contractor D.F. Chase and architectural firm Hastings Architecture Associates. Work on…

School of Nursing building closures and power outage

June 19, 2018

The School of Nursing buildings at 461 21st Ave. S. will be closed from 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 27 through 6 a.m. Thursday, July 5, due to a planned power outage for major electrical work. The school will remain open with faculty and staff working from off-campus locations. The closure impacts Godchaux Hall, Patricia Champion…

VUSN Instructor, Shannon Cole, selected as Co-Director of VPIL

June 12, 2018

Drs. Shannon Cole and Melissa Hilmes have been named co-directors of the Vanderbilt Program in Interprofessional Learning (VPIL). Cole has been involved with VPIL since its launch in 2010, serving as part of the original planning committee for the program.

Lauderdale urges nation’s nursing students to be culturally competent

June 12, 2018

When Assistant Dean Jana Lauderdale, PhD, FAAN, took the stage at the National Student Nurses’ Association (NSNA) 66th Annual Convention plenary session presented by Johnson & Johnson, she introduced herself in a unique way: “I’m a Comanche Indian and I’m a nurse.” Johnson & Johnson later featured her in an article in its “Nursing Notes” newsletter. Read more / Watch Lauderdale’s presentation.

Alumna is on the frontline of the opioid epidemic in rural America

June 11, 2018

Alumna Anna Froelich, MSN’17, is the lead provider in a Suboxone therapy program in Sierra Vista, AZ. Small clinics like hers are making inroads in treating the opioid epidemic in rural America.

VUSN DNP, MSN Alum, Stephanie (Hunt) Boyd Nominated for Twenty under 40

June 6, 2018

Dr. Stephanie Boyd, Hospital Executive of the Aultman Health Foundation, was nominated for the Stark County Twenty under 40 list of business professionals. She commented: What is the best career advice you’ve ever been given? The best career advice came from my parents since my brothers and I were young. The advice was to pursue a career…

VUSN DNP Alum, Dr. Kim Kuebler, Reveals Research Studies Provide Unexpected Findings in Nursing Education

June 6, 2018

Dr. Kim Kuebler DNP, APRN, ANP-BC is the Principle Investigator of four collective studies evaluating all levels of nursing education on meeting the complex care needs of the largest, fastest growing and costliest U.S. patient population – those living with multiple chronic conditions (MCC).

Alumnus Stuart Downs receives nursing excellence leadership award

June 5, 2018

Stuart Downs, DNP’13, MSN’10, was honored with Atlanta’s Executive Nursing Leadership Excellence Award last month at the area’s Celebrating Nurses luncheon. The award recognizes a chief nursing officer or chief nursing executive serving in an administrative capacity in a Metro Atlanta hospital who demonstrates advocacy, vision and collaboration to improve patient care and the nursing workplace. Previously chief nursing officer and vice president, Downs is now chief operating officer and vice president of WellStar Atlanta Medical Center.

VUMC Five Pillar Leader Kathy Moss, MSN/MBA’97, “always dreamed of being a nurse”

May 31, 2018

Kathy Moss. a VUSN alumna, remembers the days when she and her sister spent hours practicing running a doctor’s office. Their dolls and stuffed animals served as patients. Moss was recently honored with a Five Pillar Leader Award from Vanderbilt University Medical Center. VUMC Voice shares her story.

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