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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.

School of Nursing receives $1.43 million HRSA award to develop Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner education

October 19, 2018

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing has received a $1.43 million award from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to develop and implement a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) education program for emergency nurse practitioner (ENP) students. Vanderbilt’s program is projected to increase the number of SANE-trained and certified advanced practice registered nurses practicing…

Former Dean Colleen Conway-Welch has died

October 12, 2018

Colleen Conway-Welch, Ph.D., C.N.M., F.A.A.N., F.A.C.N.M., who during her 29 years as dean of the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing transformed nursing education at Vanderbilt and nationally, died Oct. 12 following a courageous battle with cancer. “Colleen Conway-Welch was a prescient leader at Vanderbilt who had a tremendous positive impact on our university and on…

Nursing researchers pair with clinicians for CEU session on implementing discovery into practice

October 8, 2018

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing alumni and faculty will reveal recent nursing science discoveries and how they translate into practice and improved patient care during a continuing education session on Friday, Oct. 12, from 2-4 p.m. in Nursing Annex room 155. “From Discovery to the Bedside: Vanderbilt’s Nursing Science to Nursing Practice” is part of…

Diversity in Action calendar for October available

October 2, 2018

Looking for events and activities relating to diversity and inclusion? Check October 2018’s Diversity in Action for VUSN, Vanderbilt and local cultural events, along with listings of nursing conferences with a diversity and inclusion emphasis. More

School of Nursing launches redesigned MSN programs in informatics, leadership

September 26, 2018

  Vanderbilt University School of Nursing 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. “Nursing, perhaps above all…

Third-Party Advocacy of ImpediMed SOZO: A New Standard of Lymphedema Care for Primary Care Physicians, Health Plans and Payers

September 25, 2018

Sheila Ridner Ph.D., RN, FAAN, MSN, MSHSA, BSN, principal investigator of the PREVENT trial and the Martha Rivers Ingram Professor of Nursing at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing conducted an educational webinar series. The presentation proposed a new standard of care for health care providers and health plans that is aligned with the transition to value-based reimbursement.

School of Nursing names new assistant dean of diversity and inclusion

September 24, 2018

Rolanda Johnson, PhD, MSN, assistant dean for academics and associate professor of nursing, has been named assistant dean for diversity and inclusion for Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. She replaces Assistant Professor Jana Lauderdale, who returned to her faculty role. As assistant dean for diversity and inclusion, Johnson oversees VUSN’s efforts to support and foster…

Mary Ann Jessee receives top writing award from Journal of Nursing Education

September 21, 2018

An article written by Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Assistant Professor and PreSpecialty Level Academic Director Mary Ann Jessee, PhD, RN, has won the Christine A. Tanner Scholarly Teaching Award given by the Journal of Nursing Education. Jessee’s article, “Pursuing Improvement in Clinical Reasoning: The Integrated Clinical Education Theory,” was selected from all the major…

Memorial service for longtime faculty Virginia George set for Oct. 8

September 21, 2018

A memorial service for Virginia Maxwell George, BSN’47, MS’72, CFNC,  will be Monday, Oct. 8, at the School of Nursing. The memorial in celebration of her life will be at 4:30 p.m. in the Nursing Annex, Room 155. Attendees are encouraged to bring photographs or remembrances to share.  RSVP George, professor of nursing, emerita, and…

New Vanderbilt Bass Military Scholars Program supports veterans at School of Nursing

September 21, 2018

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing is one of five Vanderbilt graduate schools to participate in the new Bass Military Scholars Program, an initiative that will provide financial aid and programming support for honorably discharged U.S. military veterans. The program is funded by a new $25 million gift from the Lee and Ramona Bass Foundation and…

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