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Using Academic Community Partnerships to Improve Asthma Care in Elementary Schools with Limited School Nurse Services

December 8, 2019

McClure, N., O’Kelley, E. and Lutenbacher, M. (2019), Using Academic Community Partnerships to Improve Asthma Care in Elementary Schools with Limited School Nurse Services. J School Health. doi:10.1111/josh.12859

VUSN educator honored for gerontological nursing education excellence

November 22, 2019

Instructor of Nursing Kanah Lewallen, DNP, MSN’09, has been recognized by two national organizations for excellence in gerontological nursing education. The Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association awarded Lewallen its Excellence in Education Award during its annual conference in July. The honor recognizes Lewallen for her teaching and design of gerontological nurse practitioner curriculum/course content, as…

Cathy Ivory named director of VUMC Nursing Research

November 19, 2019

Catherine Ivory, PhD’11, assistant professor of Nursing, has been named senior director of Nursing Research at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. For Ivory, it’s a homecoming. Her passion for obstetrics nursing and a lifelong interest in technology led her to Vanderbilt University School of Nursing for her PhD and then a faculty appointment. Two years ago,…

VUSN professor elected to leadership in three organizations

November 18, 2019

Ruth Kleinpell, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAANP, FCCM, the Independence Foundation Professor of Nursing Education, has been elected to leadership roles with three key health care organizations. Kleinpell, who also serves as the school’s assistant dean for clinical scholarship, is an international authority on advanced practice nursing, outcomes and critical care. In October, Kleinpell was elected…

Recent honors and awards at the School of Nursing

November 18, 2019

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing announced the following faculty promotions:  Laurie Connors, DNP, FAANP, and Mary Ann Jessee, PhD, MSN’95, have been promoted from assistant professor to associate professor. Shannon Cole, DNP, MSN’94; Melissa Davis, DNP, MSN’03; Diane Folk, DNP; Tamika Hudson, DNP, MSN’12; Melanie Morris, PhD, MSN’86, BSN’83; Mary Lauren Pfeiffer, DNP, MSN’11; Heather…

Army pilot’s mission to serve the most vulnerable leads her to School of Nursing

November 8, 2019

U.S. Army combat veteran Mandi Mizner has devoted her life to serving her country and others. Following tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, she is continuing her mission of service through the advanced practice nursing program at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. She spoke to Vanderbilt Video about her path to Vanderbilt and being a Bass Military Scholar.