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Vanderhoef to Direct Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Program

October 30, 2015

Assistant Professor Dawn Vanderhoef, PhD, DNP, PMHNP/CNS-BC, has been named director of the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program at the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN). The program is one of the School’s largest specialties and is ranked as the No. 4 Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program in the country, according to the most recent…

Nurse-Midwifery Program Lands High Honor from ACNM

October 30, 2015

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing’s Nurse-Midwifery Program received a Lifetime Golden Commendation from the American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM)—one of only four educational programs in the country to achieve this recognition. “We are delighted that our Nurse-Midwifery program is honored in this way,” said Linda Norman, DSN, R.N., Valere Potter Menefee Professor of Nursing…

VUSN Video Workshop Helps Teens Cope With Type 1 Diabetes

October 30, 2015

A group of adolescents gathered at the downtown Nashville Public Library in July for a three-day Digital Storytelling Workshop to learn how to write, edit and produce a video about managing their type 1 diabetes. The project is part of research conducted by Shelagh Mulvaney, PhD, associate professor of Nursing, and her team, into the…

GAPNA Honors Two Faculty Members

September 14, 2015

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) Assistant Professor Linda Beuscher, PhD, GNP-BC, has been selected to receive the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA) Award for Excellence in Research, and Assistant Professor Megan Simmons, DNP, PMHNP-BC, will receive the organization’s first-ever Rising Star Award for serving as a role model to future geriatric nurse practitioners….

Texas Alumni Event

September 14, 2015

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Alums Kell Douglas BSN ’75, Angela Donahue BSN ’76, and Doug Arrington, MSN ’88, will be hosting a special evening event for VUSN alums, preceptors, students and their guests in the Dallas and Ft. Worth area on Oct. 8.  Dean Linda Norman will share updates about the exciting happenings of…

School Awarded AANA Post-Doctoral Fellowship

September 14, 2015

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing was recently awarded support for a two-year, full-time, in-residence postdoctoral fellowship by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) Foundation for a health services research topic related to anesthetic operative phenomena. “The AANA Foundation is providing this support at an important time in health care delivery,” said Ann Minnick, PhD,…