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Excitement builds during construction progress

March 12, 2018

Students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends of the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) participated in a groundbreaking ceremony June 20, 2017, that marked the start of construction on the nursing school’s new $26.3 million expansion. Vanderbilt Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente, Board of Trust Trustee…

VUSN receives nearly $1 million grant to add mental and behavioral health providers to community clinic

March 12, 2018

The Clinic at Mercury Courts has added psychiatric-mental health care to its primary care clinical services, thanks to a $999,101 grant from the U.S. Health and Human Services Administration (HRSA) to Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. The two-year grant allows the nurse-managed clinic to add a psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner, social worker and psychiatrist to…

Class Notes — Spring 2018

March 12, 2018

50s Ruth Bishop Limehouse, BSN’56, celebrated her 90th birthday in her hometown of Harleyville, South Carolina, in May 2017.   60s Susan Applegarth Murphy, BSN’69, is a keynote speaker, author and business consultant living in Rancho Mirage, California.   70s Adrienne Ames, MSN’75, received the Elizabeth Jacobs Service Award from the Council on Aging in…

Frailty? Tai Chi? Constipation?

March 12, 2018

This wasn’t the kind of library they remembered from their childhood. The group of 14 older adults were enjoying a meal of seafood cannelloni, salad and cupcakes as sunshine beamed on the stacks of books just outside the room. Speaking above a whisper and asking questions was encouraged. They came to the Edmondson Pike Library…

A New Perspective

March 12, 2018

Sometimes the realities our patients face are far from what we ourselves have experienced. A senior may need medication but not have transportation to get to the pharmacy. Children might live in a neighborhood where shootings are common. A single parent may regularly run out of food to feed her family well before the next…

Asthma and absenteeism

March 12, 2018

During the past school year, Napier Enhanced Option Elementary School in Nashville had the second largest population of elementary school-aged children with asthma in the district. The ranking is one that Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) Assistant Professor Natasha McClure, MSN’11, DNP, CPNP, knows she cannot change. So she wants to do the next…