Crutcher Named to Key Post

October 19, 2011

Terri Davis Crutcher, MSN, RN, has been named assistant dean for Clinical and Community Partnerships for Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. Crutcher will work closely with Bonnie Pilon, DSN, RN, senior associate dean of Clinical and Community Partnerships, assisting with day-to-day operations and strategic direction initiatives for VUSN’s comprehensive network of faculty practice programs. “Everything…

“Laughing gas” added as childbirth pain control option

October 19, 2011

Vanderbilt University Medical Center started offering nitrous oxide this summer as a pain management tool for women during childbirth — joining only two other hospitals in the country offering this option. Nitrous oxide, also called “laughing gas,” can be administered quickly by the patient, is widely known to rapidly ease pain and has been proven…

Spotlight on Nursing Research/Helping Youth Self-Manage Diabetes

October 19, 2011

Shelagh Mulvaney is on a mission to see how technology can help adolescents with diabetes.  She is working on the development and testing of several systems and programs, and won’t stop until she and her colleagues can figure out ways to help teens better self-manage their health. “Thanks in part to technology, we have many…

Class Notes – Fall 2011

October 19, 2011

40s Helen Iola Manoogian, BSN ‘47B, celebrated her 90th birthday with a ride on a zip line. 50s Frances M. Edwards, BSN ‘53, MSN ‘76, received the Lifetime Achievement award at the Tennessean’s recent Salute to Nurses ceremony.  According to her nomination, “no one in Tennessee has been more involved in promoting the health of…

Dean’s Message

October 19, 2011

    The School of Nursing’s fall semester is well under way, and it is always an exciting time for our faculty and staff to welcome a large group of very talented students to the school – close to 1,000! We are pleased to announce the School of Nursing is now the largest professional school…

VUSN’s Patti McCarver in the New York Times

October 4, 2011

VUSN’s Patti McCarver in the New York Times [Article] [PDF]