Hereford Society to help ease debt burden of nursing students

November 23, 2010

by Kathy Rivers Helping nursing students reduce their debt load was the top priority at the Julia Hereford Society committee meeting last week. With the average debt of a nursing student exceeding $80,000, the group wants to provide scholarships to reduce the burden of Vanderbilt University School of Nursing students. The society is named for…

Photo Gallery

November 8, 2010

VUSN Pinning Ceremony: August 20, 2010 Enjoy our slideshow of the VUSN Pinning Ceremony. To see a caption for a photo, click on the photo. Or, you can see a full-screen slideshow with captions. VUSN Graduation: May 14, 2010 Enjoy our slideshow of the VUSN Graduation, which was held on May 14, 2010. To see…

Hey Florence!

November 3, 2010

Vanderbilt University Medical Center hosted a series of  performances of “Hey Florence!” this year, a musical about the everyday lives of nurses, starring active-duty nurses from Vanderbilt, “Hey Florence! received a standing ovation at each performance,” said Donna Glassford, director of Cultural Enrichment and producer of “Hey Florence!” “A lot of people were amazed that nurses could…

Florence Nightingale Pledge

November 3, 2010

This modified “Hippocratic Oath” was composed in 1893 by Lystra E. Gretter and a Committee for the Farrand Training School for Nurses, Detroit. It was called the Florence Nightingale Pledge as a token of esteem for the founder of modern nursing. I solemnly pledge myself before God and in the presence of this assembly, to pass…

Dean’s Message

November 3, 2010

This year we have seen the historic passage and signing of health finance reform legislation into law. Now, our focus must shift toward the continuum of care, population health and disease management. The expectation for continuity of care across service delivery settings has gained momentum with consumers, payers, and providers as a means of increasing…

Class notes – Fall 2010

November 3, 2010

50s Kathleen “Kay” Gainor Andreoli, MSN ‘59, DSN, RN, FAAN, is Emeritus Kellogg Dean of the Rush University College of Nursing.  A fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, Andreoli was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. She received the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing’s Distinguished Alumna award in…