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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.

Gilmer’s research about dogs helping children with cancer goes global, thanks to CNN

January 8, 2018

One of the top stories from CNN over the holidays featured Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Professor Mary Jo Gilmer and research on the effectiveness of animal-assisted interactions for children with cancer. The story showcased Swoosh, a therapy dog at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, and two boys he helped through cancer treatments….

School of Nursing student saves baby born in back seat of car outside Medical Center East

December 13, 2017

School of Nursing student Steven Welton, RN, will never forget the first baby he delivered. Welton took charge when Elijah Youssef was born unexpectedly in the back seat of his family’s Honda outside Medical Center East last week. Welton is halfway through VUSN’s ASN to MSN program for registered nurses who have associate degrees, but he’d never delivered a baby nor assisted in a delivery. Welton went beyond delivery, however — he actually saved Elijah’s life. Read the whole story in VUMC Voice.

Advocate for nurses and Americans 50+ to give VUSN Dean’s Diversity Lecture Jan. 9

December 11, 2017

Alicia Georges, EdD, FAAN, a leading nursing advocate and the national volunteer president-elect of 38-million member AARP, will be the first speaker in the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing’s 2018 Dean Diversity Lecture series. She will present “Journey to Leadership in Nursing and Beyond: Insight for Future Nurse Leaders” on Tuesday, Jan. 9, noon-1 p.m….

McNew receives VUSN’s first Divisional Commodore Award

December 8, 2017

Ryan E. McNew, CNE, manager of Vanderbilt University School of Nursing’s Frist Nursing Informatics Center (FNIC) Support, has been named the school’s first Divisional Commodore Award recipient. McNew was singled out for excellence and commitment to Vanderbilt’s mission, values and goals. He received the honor during a school celebration in October. As VUSN’s Divisional Commodore…

Vanderbilt nursing students recognized by March of Dimes Tennessee

December 8, 2017

Nine nurses from Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) were chosen from among 5,000 nominees nationwide to receive honors from the March of Dimes Tennessee Chapter.

Stay warm and help VUSN this winter with Vanderbilt socks

December 6, 2017

Show your Commodore pride in style with a limited-edition pair of Vanderbilt socks! Make a gift of $35 or more to VUSN by December 31, 2017, and we’ll send you socks! They also make a great gift for the Vanderbilt alumnus, student, faculty or staff member on your list. Get your socks: https://giving.vanderbilt.edu/annualgiving/schoolofnursing.php

Piano receives Nancy and Hilliard Travis Chair in Nursing

December 6, 2017

Senior Associate Dean for Rresearch Mariann Piano received the Nancy and Hilliard Travis Chair in Nursing during Vanderbilt University’s endowed chair celebration Nov. 29. An endowed chair is the highest honor that a university can bestow upon its faculty. Pictured, endowed chairs with Provost Susan Wente. Piano is first row, far right.

Careers in Nursing: An Interview with VUSN Alum, Addie Graham, Nurse-Midwife

December 4, 2017

When you think of a nurse-midwife, you may think that they just help delivery babies (not that this isn’t a crucial and exceptionally important part of their jobs). But they really do so much more.

VUSN researcher receives career development award to study team-based maternity care

November 29, 2017

Julia Phillippi, PhD, CNM, FACNM, has received a K08 Career Development Award from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Phillippi, a Vanderbilt University School of Nursing assistant professor and certified nurse-midwife, will use the three-year, $399,374 mentored award to conduct a randomized trial of…

VUSN PMHNP Alum, Erin Coale, Joins Lourdes-Mercy Behavioral Health

November 28, 2017

Lourdes and Mercy Medical Associates recently welcomed VUSN alum Erin Coale, PMHNP, to Lourdes Behavioral Health and Mercy Medical Associates.

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