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Colleen Conway-Welch recognized posthumously by Community Foundation

October 10, 2019

The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee will honor the late VUSN Dean Colleen Conway-Welch with its Joe Kraft Humanitarian Award on Thursday, Oct. 17, at Nashville’s Music City Center. Conway-Welch is one of seven women honorees dubbed trailblazing Women of Wonder by the foundation for their demonstrated commitment to community, home and hearth, and individuals in need. Conway-Welch served as dean…

Professor Susie Adams named Psychiatric Nurse of the Year

September 24, 2019

by Matt Batcheldor Susie Adams, PhD, FAANP, FAAN, professor of Nursing at the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing has been named 2019 Psychiatric Nurse of the Year by the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA). The award will be presented Oct. 2 at the annual APNA convention in New Orleans. APNA is the largest organization of…

Volunteers needed for pilot study regarding music’s effect on ICU patients

September 17, 2019

An interdisciplinary group of Vanderbilt researchers is launching a pilot study regarding the effect of live music on patients, families and staff in the VUMC adult intensive care unit and is inviting musical members of the Vanderbilt community to help. The pilot study, Therapeutic Music in the Intensive Care Unit, calls for volunteer musicians —…

VUSN faculty and alumni honored as fellows by AAN, AANP and ACNM

August 27, 2019

Twelve faculty and alumni of Vanderbilt University School of Nursing have been named fellows by the American Academy of Nursing (AAN), American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) and American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM). Faculty members Pam Orebaugh Jones, DNP’13, MSN’92, BSN’81; April Kapu, DNP’13, MSN’05; and Jennifer Ezell Wilbeck, DNP, PMC’06, MSN’99; and alumni Kuei-Ru…

Six School of Nursing faculty selected as Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows

August 23, 2019

Six early career Vanderbilt University School of Nursing faculty members have been named to the Center for Teaching Junior Faculty Fellows program at Vanderbilt University. Instructors Misty Evans, MSN’11; Clint Leonard, MSN’14; Jennifer Ridgway, DNP’17, MSN’14; LeTizia Smith, MSN’07; and Kim Steanson, DNP, MSN’98; and lecturer Brittany Hollibaugh, DNP, MSN’14, were selected for the 2019-2020…

School of Nursing receives $5 million in HRSA grants to increase nurse practitioners in rural, underserved areas

August 9, 2019

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing has received two awards totaling more than $5 million from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to increase the number of nurse practitioners (NP) working in rural and underserved communities where there aren’t enough primary care providers. In response to the growing need for mental health services, both…