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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...

Health care, research and Latino populations subject of May 11 guest lecture

April 25, 2017

Nilda (Nena) Peragallo Montano, DrPH, R.N., FAAN, dean of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing, will deliver the spring 2017 VUSN Dean’s Diversity Lecture on Thursday, May 11, at 2 p.m. in Godchaux Nursing Annex room 161.

NPT “Aging Matters” episode features VUSN dean

April 24, 2017

Linda Norman, DSN, R.N., FAAN, dean of the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, talks about the aging health care workforce during a new episode of Nashville Public Television’s Aging Matters on Thursday, April 27, at 8 p.m. NPT also shot footage of students in VUSN’s ASN to MSN PreSpecialty program for the show. In the…

The U.S. Surgeon General is a nurse!

April 24, 2017

Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams has just been named U.S. Surgeon General She is a perfect choice–and a friend of VUSN. We were fortunate to have her speak here in January. Congratulations, Surgeon General Trent-Adams. Read more

National diversity expert speaks May 3 on going beyond rhetoric of equity and opportunity

April 20, 2017

G. Rumay Alexander, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s interim chief diversity officer, will present a talk Wednesday, May 3, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in Godchaux Nursing Annex, Room 161, in the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. Lunch will be provided but requires an RSVP. Alexander, who is also professor and director of the Office of Inclusive Excellence at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Nursing, will speak on “Equity of Opportunity: Beyond the Rhetoric.”

Sheila Ridner named to International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame

April 17, 2017

Sheila H. Ridner, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN, the Martha Rivers Ingram Professor of Nursing at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN), will be honored by Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) with induction into its International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony will be held July 29 during the 28th International Nursing Research Congress held…

New building expansion planned for Vanderbilt School of Nursing

April 16, 2017

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.

Jana Lauderdale receives university leadership award

April 7, 2017

Jana Lauderdale, assistant dean for the Office of Diversity and Inclusion in the School of Nursing, received the second Joseph A. Johnson, Jr. Distinguished Leadership Professor Award ever given by Vanderbilt University The honor recognizes faculty leadership in equity, diversity and inclusion in academic endeavors and was presented during Vanderbilts spring faculty assembly. “I am so very honored,” Lauderdale said after receiving the award. “When you aren’t expecting something and it happens–it makes you all the more appreciative and grateful.”

VUSN offers inter-professional course in LGBTI health this summer

April 4, 2017

Students from multiple disciplines are welcome to join the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing this summer for a summer intensive in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) Health. Registration is live now for NURS 6091 – LGBTI Health in Inter-professional Practice. LGBTI Health in Inter-professional Practice is a course focusing on specific health care…

Nursing Researcher Uses Experience as Student Athlete to Improve Life-Threatening Illnesses for Children

April 4, 2017

Our Nurse of the Week is Tarah Foster Akard, a pediatric palliative care researcher at Vanderbilt University who is working to improve coping and adjustment for children with life-threatening illnesses.

VUSN alum Cristy Stumb making an impact

April 4, 2017

Cristy Stumb’s decision to pursue a career in health care was simple. She had always loved medicine and helping people achieve their best possible state of wellness. Stumb chose to work and go to school simultaneously while raising her family.

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