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Faculty and Students Recognized at ACNM Annual Meeting

August 7, 2015

A group of Vanderbilt University School of Nursing faculty and students played an active role in the 60th American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) annual meeting in Washington, D.C. in June.  The annual conference attracts more than 2,000 participants for four days of national speakers, education sessions, workshops and recognitions.  Highlights included: Student Recognitions: Ali Sevilla…

Gilmer Selected as Nashville Business Journal’s Health Care Hero

May 12, 2015

Gilmer has received numerous awards for her research and teaching expertise and has been a leader in several international health projects.  She helped establish the core palliative care service at Vanderbilt’s Children’s Hospital and is director of the Pediatric Palliative Care Research team. Her newest project is advancing knowledge of pediatric oncology and animal assisted…

Photo Gallery: Reunion 2015

April 20, 2015

Nursing school alumni joined the annual Reunion Celebration.

School of Nursing Advances Four Spots in U.S. News Ranking

April 17, 2015

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing is ranked No. 11 among more than 500 nursing schools in the latest U.S. News and World Report “Best Graduate Schools” edition released in March. VUSN moved up four spots to No. 11 from the last ranking four years ago. “We are very proud that we advanced four places, and it…

Health Coaching for Positive Change

April 17, 2015

The first cohort of Health Coaching certificate program students at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) recently completed their 28-week course of study, preparing them to help patients set realistic health goals and provide support in reaching those goals. “It’s hard to motivate people to change by telling them they have elevated lipids, for example….

Dempsey: Importance of Patient Experience

April 17, 2015

Patients who feel included in their care have better outcomes, Christina Dempsey, MSN, MBA, chief nursing officer at Press Ganey told a standing-room-only audience recently at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. Dempsey’s guest lecture was sponsored by the Patricia Townsend Meador Endowed lecture series. Dempsey described the patient experience as the clinical care of the patient; the…