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Fresh Vision for Julia Hereford Society

June 26, 2017

Members of the Julia Hereford Society (JHS) attended a special celebration recognizing their support of the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing in April. The event was hosted by Dean Linda Norman and organized as a way to honor and thank JHS members for giving to VUSN. JHS is the School of Nursing’s donor society, dedicated…

Class Notes — Summer 2017

June 23, 2017

60s Ellen Durham Davis, BSN ‘63, is a consulting associate at Duke University School of Nursing. Cindy Stone Monroe, BSN ‘66, and her husband, Jim, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in June 2016.   70s Marie Annette Brown, BSN ‘70, was inducted into the Washington State Nurses Association Hall of Fame in 2016. Beth Colvin…

VUSN By the Numbers 2017

February 9, 2017

Dean’s Message

February 1, 2017

Dear Alumni, Colleagues and Supporters, Each autumn, I deliver a State-of-the-School presentation to alumni at Reunion. The presentation includes facts and figures — how many students, in which specialties, current NCLEX-RN pass rates — and so on. I discuss research growth, clinical practice and strategic goals. I also share news and achievements. In some ways,…

When They Can’t Tell You Where It Hurts

February 1, 2017

Already suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, Todd Monroe’s grandmother was dealt a second blow — breast cancer. Because she couldn’t articulate what was wrong, the cancer was advanced when she was diagnosed. Managing her pain became a top priority, but that was a challenge: she couldn’t tell the caregivers in the nursing home where she lived…

Colleen Conway-Welch honored, named Living Legend

February 1, 2017

Colleen Conway-Welch, Dean Emerita of the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN), recently received two honors recognizing her international, national and regional impact on nursing and health care. The American Academy of Nursing, one of nursing’s most distinguished and prestigious professional organizations, named Conway-Welch a Living Legend, the highest honor the organization bestows. In making…