Fall 2014 Category

Reaching Out to Local Students

November 11, 2014

Glencliff High School students recently learned firsthand about health care roles thanks to a collaboration between the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing and the Oasis Center’s Youth Engagement and Action Program. VUSN students, including Lena McMillan, left, developed an hourlong curriculum, as part of their community health course, to engage students like Erika Davila and…

Health Coaching Certificate Program Debuts

November 11, 2014

The Vanderbilt University Schools of Nursing and Medicine, the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Vanderbilt and Vanderbilt University Medical Center Nursing Service have come together to sponsor a new health coaching certificate program that teaches health care providers how to partner with patients, help set realistic health goals and provide support along the way….

VUSN’s Lalonde Wins on Jeopardy!

November 11, 2014

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing student Molly Anne Lalonde was a four-time winner on the game show Jeopardy! this summer. Her winnings netted more than $55,000. Lalonde is a Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner student who completed her master’s coursework in August. She is no stranger to the academic rigor and emotional intelligence required to succeed on…

Conway-Welch Portrait Unveiled

November 11, 2014

National nursing dignitaries and the Vanderbilt community gathered this summer for the official portrait unveiling of Colleen Conway-Welch, PhD, VUSN dean emerita. Having a painting commissioned is a high honor at Vanderbilt University, reserved only for those leaders who have made an indelible impact on the institution. Conway-Welch retired in June 2013, after 29 years…

New Palliative Care Offering

November 11, 2014

For those interested in delving deeper into the world of palliative care, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing introduced a palliative care post-master’s certificate program. Directed by Kathryn Lindstrom, PhD, FNP-BC, a leader in adult palliative care, and Mary Jo Gilmer, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN, internationally known for her pediatric palliative care work, the program prepares students…

VUSN Lands Pediatric Palliative Care Grant

November 11, 2014

The Vanderbilt University School of Nursing has been awarded a $1.8 million grant by National Institutes of Health/ National Institute of Nursing Research. The four-year grant is in partnership with the Palliative Care Research Cooperative (PCRC), will recruit children with advanced or relapsed cancer via Facebook and develop a web-based tool so they can create…