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Bull named director of FNP Program

October 25, 2010

Amy Bull, Ph.D., FNP-BC, was named program director for the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner program. “Amy is a talented practitioner and has been recognized by students as an outstanding professor,” said Linda Norman, D.S.N., R.N., senior associate dean of Academics at VUSN. “We knew if we launched a national search for…

Thomson-Smith named assistant dean for Faculty Practice

October 25, 2010

Clare Thomson-Smith, M.S.N., R.N., J.D., has been named assistant dean for Faculty Practice at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. Thomson-Smith heads up the Center for Advanced Practice and Allied Health and will continue in that role, working closely with VUSN on behalf of all advanced practice nurse faculty who practice at the Medical Center. “Clare is…

Spotlight on Nursing Research/Delirium Superimposed on Dementia

October 25, 2010

An 80-year-old patient with dementia is admitted to a hospital with pneumonia, and soon after, starts acting disoriented. Is this behavior part of his dementia or is it something else? What should the bedside nurse do to help? Lorraine Mion, Ph.D., M.S.N., VUSN’s Independence Foundation Professor of Nursing, and part of a team from Penn…

Giving

August 25, 2010

Anna Storvick’s passion for helping others doesn’t stop with patients. The future nurse practitioner wants to help nursing students follow in her footsteps. She’s the fifth recipient of the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing’s Pay it Forward endowed scholarship, established in 2004 by Bette Brotherton, MSN ’85, and Doreen Wise, BSN 68. Grateful for her…

Faculty Focus – Spring 2010

August 25, 2010

Susie Adams, PhD, RN, PMHNP, FAANP, associate professor and director of the Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program, received the International Nurses Society on Addictions, Excellence in Education Award.  She delivered the keynote address at the Japan Academy of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurses National Conference in Yokohama where she served as consultant for the development…

Alumni Profile/Betsy Perky, MSN ’04, VUSN Alumni Association President

August 25, 2010

With the support of the School of Nursing, I recently traveled to Botswana to assist in a pre-opening nurse training program for a new hospital being built on the outskirts of the capital city of Gaborone. Bokamoso Private Hospital is a private, not-for-profit facility owned by the Bokamoso Private Trust that was established by two…