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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.

HRSA Awards $1.2 Million to School of Nursing for Future Faculty

July 17, 2017

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing recently received a $1,221,359 grant to support Doctor of Nursing Practice students who plan to become nursing faculty. The award brings the funds the school has received for the program since 2008 to $7.3 million. The grant is part of the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration’s Nurse Faculty Loan…

Health care expansion through ACA may have reduced incidence of cardiac arrest

June 29, 2017

A limitation of the study “is that the determination of primary cardiac etiology for any [out-of-hospital cardiac arrest] was made on the basis of EMS information gathered at the time of arrest,” Mary Fran Hazinski, RN, MSN, FAAN, FAHA, professor in the division of trauma and surgical critical care at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing wrote in a…

Obamacare coverage linked to “extraordinary reduction” in deadly heart condition in one state

June 29, 2017

The observed reduction in cardiac arrest is a “surprising and very positive sign,” said Mary Fran Hazinski, a professor of trauma and surgical critical care at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing in Nashville.

Hard hats and shovels signal the start of construction for School of Nursing building

June 21, 2017

Students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends of the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing gathered June 20 for a groundbreaking ceremony officially starting construction on the nursing school’s new $26.3 million expansion. Vanderbilt Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente, Board of Trust Trustee Emeritus Dennis Bottorff and School of Nursing Dean Linda Norman spoke at the ceremony, which was held in front of the School of Nursing’s Godchaux and Patricia Champion Frist Halls at 461 21st Ave. S. The new structure will be built on the land where the two buildings intersect.

Main entrance to VUSN during construction

June 1, 2017

As of July 5, all visitors to the School of Nursing should enter from 21st Ave. S. via the MRB III ramp and new walkway into Godchaux Hall, where you’ll be welcomed at our new reception desk. Entry is also available from MRB III to the Nursing Annex between the hours of 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. All other entrances to the School of Nursing require VUSN ID cards.

2017 School of Nursing awards recognize faculty, staff and VUSM’s Bernard

May 24, 2017

The Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) presented its annual awards to faculty, staff and a friend of the school during its spring assembly on May 18. VUSN Dean Linda Norman, DSN, R.N., FAAN, the Valere Potter Menefee Professor of Nursing, presented Gordon Bernard, M.D., executive vice president for Research and senior associate dean for…

Nursing graduates ready to begin health care journeys

May 18, 2017

“There is no better time than now to be a nurse. You are in a profession that is highly respected, challenging, fulfilling and innovating.” That’s part of what School of Nursing Dean and Valere Potter Menefee Professor of Nursing Linda Norman, DSN, FAAN, told new graduates during Investiture ceremonies last week. “We look forward to what comes next in your professional journey.”

Alumni of famed Student Health Coalition hold panel discussion May 19

May 16, 2017

Vanderbilt alumni who helped start the paradigm-changing Appalachian Student Health Coalition will present a panel discussion on campus from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, May 19, in the Heard Library Community Room. The coalition was founded by Vanderbilt medical, law, nursing and undergraduate students in 1970 to reach out to medically underserved communities in upper…

Vanderbilt honors Bonnie Pilon and Ken Wallston as Faculty Emeriti

May 15, 2017

Bonita “Bonnie” Pilon, Ph.D., NEA-BC, FAAN, and Kenneth A. Wallston, Ph.D., were recognized as faculty emeriti during Vanderbilt University’s Commencement ceremonies Friday, May 12. The two faculty members were among 32 retiring Vanderbilt professors honored for their years of service and scholarship. Pilon, who joined Vanderbilt University School of Nursing in 1989, was named professor…

VUSN 2017 Founder’s Medalist Beverly Padgett honored

May 15, 2017

Beverly Michelle “Shelly” Padgett was honored as the School of Nursing’s 2017 Founder’s Medalist during ceremonies held in Memorial Gym during Commencement May 12. Padgett received her Master of Science in Nursing in Health Care Leadership.

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