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VUSN sees surge in master’s program enrollment

March 6, 2009

More students than ever are turning to Vanderbilt University School of Nursing for their master’s education. The school has experienced a 42 percent increase in applications over 2008 and has nearly doubled the number of applications since 2007.

VUSN to study platforms for simulated learning

February 27, 2009

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing was recently awarded a $1.6 million, three-year grant from Health Resources Services Administration’s (HRSA) Innovative Nurse Education Technologies (INET) Program for the next step in simulation software management. When completed, portions may look a lot like popular gaming systems such as Wii, Xbox or PlayStation.

VUSN Centennial lecturer sees challenges for health reform

February 20, 2009

Tom Scully, J.D., former head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, said universal health care coverage is “probably a long way off.” Scully, who spoke at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing last week as part of the school’s Centennial Lecture Series, began working with the Senate in 1981 and was a chief health…

Accomplishments of Mion, Weiner honored by VUSN

January 30, 2009

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing recently honored Lorraine Mion, Ph.D., R.N., as the Independence Foundation Professor in Nursing and Betsy Weiner, Ph.D., R.N., as the Centennial Foundation Professor in Nursing.

MIHOW program to add new sites

January 23, 2009

The Maternal Infant Health Outreach Worker (MIHOW) program will open two new sites in Nashville this spring. The new MIHOW sites are being founded with support from the Governor’s Office of Child Care Coordination, United Neighborhood Health Services and the Community Foundation. Catholic Charities sponsors another MIHOW program in Nashville, which primarily serves Spanish-speaking women.

Life, and nursing, an adventure for Conway-Welch

October 24, 2008

It all started with a good book. As an eight-year-old, Colleen Conway was a voracious reader. During the summer after third grade, she visited the Gloversville, N.Y., public library and happened across a book about a fictitious nurse named Cherry Ames. “I read the whole series that summer and was so intrigued by all the…

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