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VUSN Memorabilia on Display

October 19, 2011

Thanks to the generosity of VUSN alumni who sent in items to the School, some of VUSN’s historical memorabilia is now on display in the School’s Atrium and items will be rotated throughout the year.  The first complete display features a cadet uniform of Elizabeth White Cleino, BSN ‘44.  The red epaulets and cadet patch…

HSM Program One of the Best

October 19, 2011

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing’s Health Systems Management Program specialty has been ranked as the top online Health Systems Management  Program in the country by The Best Colleges, an organization that produces independent ranking assessments of colleges in various disciplines.  VUSN’s Health Systems Management was also recently ranked No. 8 by U.S. News and World…

Crutcher Named to Key Post

October 19, 2011

Terri Davis Crutcher, MSN, RN, has been named assistant dean for Clinical and Community Partnerships for Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. Crutcher will work closely with Bonnie Pilon, DSN, RN, senior associate dean of Clinical and Community Partnerships, assisting with day-to-day operations and strategic direction initiatives for VUSN’s comprehensive network of faculty practice programs. “Everything…

“Laughing gas” added as childbirth pain control option

October 19, 2011

Vanderbilt University Medical Center started offering nitrous oxide this summer as a pain management tool for women during childbirth — joining only two other hospitals in the country offering this option. Nitrous oxide, also called “laughing gas,” can be administered quickly by the patient, is widely known to rapidly ease pain and has been proven…

Spotlight on Nursing Research/Helping Youth Self-Manage Diabetes

October 19, 2011

Shelagh Mulvaney is on a mission to see how technology can help adolescents with diabetes.  She is working on the development and testing of several systems and programs, and won’t stop until she and her colleagues can figure out ways to help teens better self-manage their health. “Thanks in part to technology, we have many…

Class Notes – Fall 2011

October 19, 2011

40s Helen Iola Manoogian, BSN ‘47B, celebrated her 90th birthday with a ride on a zip line. 50s Frances M. Edwards, BSN ‘53, MSN ‘76, received the Lifetime Achievement award at the Tennessean’s recent Salute to Nurses ceremony.  According to her nomination, “no one in Tennessee has been more involved in promoting the health of…