Grant bolsters VKC mental health program

February 15, 2008

 The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center’s University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) is receiving $640,000 over the next three years from the John Merck Fund to facilitate a mental health treatment program for adolescents and young adults who have both a psychiatric disorder and intellectual or other developmental disability. Elisabeth Dykens, Ph.D., the center’s director,…

VUSN program helps ease former inmates’ journeys

January 25, 2008

Women leaving prison are receiving behavioral health and addiction recovery services through a partnership between the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing and The Next Door residential recovery program. During the last three years, more than 400 formerly incarcerated women have participated in the six-month program, which focuses on recovery from co-occurring disorders and helping the…

Pin ceremony honors VUSN students

August 10, 2007

More than 200 Vanderbilt University School of Nursing students received their professional pins of Nursing at a ceremony on Sunday. VUSN Dean Colleen Conway-Welch, Ph.D., welcomed a crowd of more than 2,000 family members and supporters to the ceremony, held at Belmont’s Curb Center due to construction at Langford Auditorium.

Infertility support group to assist couples

July 13, 2007

Couples who undergo infertility treatment often find the road both arduous and lonely. Although the woman and her partner receive ample information about the medical side of treatments like in vitro fertilization, for example, they can often be unprepared for the anxiety and depression that can accompany the path to either parenthood or child-free living.

700,000 drug reaction cases in EDs each year: Nurses are first to ID them

May 1, 2007

Shortness of breath. Rashes. Facial swelling. Fatigue. Itching. Hypotension. Dizziness. Confusion. Any one of these symptoms, and dozens of others, could be caused by an adverse drug event (ADE). New research says 700,000 patients come to EDs each year because of ADEs, and this number is expected to increase because of more older patients, more…

Innovative VUSN degree program marks milestone

December 21, 2006

Melissa Bogle doesn’t think of herself as a pioneer, but that’s exactly what she is. Bogle is the first student to successfully complete Vanderbilt University School of Nursing’s new dual Family Nurse Practitioner/Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program with a focus in Emergency Care, the first such program of its kind in the nation. “In the…