Fall 2013 Category

Fast Forward: Dean Linda Norman

December 12, 2013

When she was just 9 years old, Linda Norman knew that she wanted to become a nurse and a teacher. She just didn’t know how far she would go. Parents Harold and Becky Boggs told Linda at a young age that she was adopted. They wanted her to know how wanted she was. As an…

Class Notes – Fall 2013

November 5, 2013

50s Anita Hart Fuller, BSN ‘59, retired with her husband to Arkansas in 1993.  They live a quiet life and enjoy watching lots of movies together. 60s Sara Kathryn “Sally” Herr Lowe, BSN ‘63, and Robert W. Lowe, Sr., MD ‘64, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 24.  Their children and grandchildren hosted a…

Murley named Assistant Dean for Educational Informatics

November 5, 2013

Jerry Murley, MEd, was named assistant dean for Educational Informatics at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. In his new role, he is responsible for operationalizing new educational informatics ideas, serving as the School’s representative to technology support groups at Vanderbilt and helping solve educational challenges through technology. “Much of the School’s technological advancements and success…

New Study: Communication Among Providers

November 5, 2013

Primary care physicians and nurse practitioners significantly disagree on some proposed changes to the scope of nurse practitioners’ responsibilities, according to a New England Journal of Medicine study released this summer. The study, led by investigators from the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN), Vanderbilt Institute for Medicine and Public Health and Massachusetts General Hospital…

Travis Estate Donates Significant Gift to Vanderbilt University Medical Center

November 5, 2013

The estate of Hilliard and Nancy Travis has provided a generous gift to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, specifically supporting student scholarships for the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing and ongoing research at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, both areas designated by the Travises themselves. “Mr. and Mrs. Travis have left an indelible…

New Program Directors

November 5, 2013

Registered Nurse – PreSpecialty Director Sarah Fogel, PhD, MSN, RN, has been named Registered Nurse – PreSpecialty Director. Fogel, professor of Nursing, has been actively engaged in the program as faculty member and succeeds Carolyn Bess, DSN, MSN, RN, associate professor of Nursing, who helped develop the program and recently retired from the position. Fogel…