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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…

Class Notes – Spring 2010

August 25, 2010

40s Eunice Moe Brock, BSN ’41, is writing a book, “Search for a World View that Will Harmonize Science and Religion,” about her years living and working in China. Martha Crews McBurney, BSN ’47A, is a retired professional who enjoys traveling with her husband. Bess Winchester Isaacs, BSN ‘47B, enjoys working at the family hardware…

Spotlight on Nursing Research / Heart Failure and Depression

August 25, 2010

As a researcher at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, Michael Vollman, Ph.D., R.N., is examining the impact of depression in patients with heart disease, and especially those diagnosed with heart failure. “We have at least 10 years worth of solid research evidence indicating that once a patient with heart disease develops a clinically significant depression,…

Healthy Head Start

August 25, 2010

More than 120 community children converged on Alumni Lawn this fall for relay races, tug-of-war contests and healthy snacks at the Fall Field Day Festival. The event was hosted by Vanderbilt University Healthy Head Start, a group of students dedicated to promoting healthy living through education and active lifestyles. Like many good ideas, Healthy Head…