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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.

VUSN MSN Alumna, Carol Seeger, returns to Oswego Health to deliver care at behavioral health services unit

June 15, 2019

Oswego Health announced that VUSN’s PMHNP Alumna, Carol Seeger, has returned to the health system to deliver care at its Behavioral Health Services (BHS) facility. At Oswego Health, Seeger is providing care to BHS outpatients and is part of the Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) team. Photo credit: Oswego Health

School of Nursing dedicates atrium to former dean Colleen Conway-Welch

June 7, 2019

The atrium in the new $23.6 million Vanderbilt University School of Nursing building has been named after former dean Colleen Conway-Welch, PhD, FAAN, FACNM, who served as dean for 29 years and is credited with transforming nursing education at Vanderbilt and nationally. The Colleen Conway-Welch Atrium will serve as the main entrance to the school…

VUSN DNP Alumna, Margaret Taylor, discusses what moms-to-be learn from each other through group prenatal care

June 7, 2019

“When you put people together and they can influence each other, the experience is so much stronger and more powerful,” says certified nurse midwife Margaret Taylor. “And certainly more effective than a midwife or physician telling a patient what to do.” Taylor, who led Centering Pregnancy sessions in Memphis, Tennessee, until 2012, says the group…

VUSNPride launches new name, logo and purpose

June 5, 2019

Just in time for Pride Month, VUSN’s LGBTQ+ student organization has announced a new name, logo and leadership. VUSNPride is dedicated to fostering social engagement, networking and sense of belonging for LGBTQ+ students and allies. It provides support and mentorship for VUSN students and applicants, while striving to create a culture of safety and community…

Three School of Nursing faculty named first Valere Potter Distinguished Dean’s Faculty Fellows

May 29, 2019

Assistant Professor Cathy Maxwell, PhD, FAAN, Associate Professor Shelagh Mulvaney, PhD, and Assistant Professor Bethany Rhoten, PhD, have been named the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing’s first Valere Potter Distinguished Dean’s Faculty Fellows. The new program supports tenure-track faculty in their research and scholarship. The designation includes funding for two fiscal years and is part of an overall Vanderbilt University initiative to expand support for faculty throughout their careers.

Making the Grade

May 28, 2019

VUSN has redesigned two of its Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) specialty programs and relaunched them with revised curricula, educational formats and degree requirements. The programs, Nursing Informatics (NI) and Nursing and Health Care Leadership (NHCL), are now accepting applications for admission in fall 2019.

Terrah Akard selected as 2019 Chancellor Faculty Fellow

May 28, 2019

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

Etherington inducted into Tennessee Health Care Hall of Fame

May 22, 2019

Associate Professor of Nursing Emerita Carol Etherington, MSN’75, FAAN, has been inducted into the Tennessee Health Care Hall of Fame in recognition of her contributions to health and health care. Etherington’s work has focused on traumatized populations, and designing and administering programs to address health and mental health needs of individuals, families and communities impacted…

New BSN-to-DNP pilot begins in August

May 22, 2019

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing is launching a pilot BSN-to-DNP program that gives registered nurses with Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees the ability to earn the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree in only eight semesters. The program will integrate the advanced practice courses typically associated with the master’s-level nursing degree with DNP courses. The…

VUSN DNP Alumna, Barbara Wadsworth, named commencement speaker for the College of Graduate Studies at Immaculata University

May 20, 2019

The Immaculata community welcomed VUSN DNP Alumna, Barbara Wadsworth (of Blue Bell, PA), senior vice president of patient services and the chief nursing officer of Main Line Health as the commencement speaker for the College of Graduate Studies on May 19, 2019. Wadsworth has dedicated her life to helping others as a nurse and as senior…