Spring 2013 Category

Class Notes – Spring 2013

April 24, 2013

40s Eunice Moe Brock, BSN ‘41, celebrated her 95th birthday and also welcomed two more great grandchildren in 2012 – Violet Elisabeth Voelker was born on Nov. 18, and Elon Hawkeye Kvares, her eighth great grandson, was born Dec. 8. Virginia Maxwell George, BSN ‘47B, enjoys living in Belmont Village, an assisted living residence in…

“Thank you!”

April 24, 2013

There are many ways to say “thank you.”  Here are some quotes from people who have been inspired by Colleen Conway-Welch over the years. Dean Conway-Welch’s unmatched leadership in nursing and health care has not only positively influenced thousands of young people to make nursing their professional choice, but has positively impacted decisions made at…

Vanderbilt’s Virtual Classes Attract Huge, New Audiences

April 24, 2013

More than 176,600 people have registered (as of press time) to attend five Vanderbilt courses this spring and summer, virtually that is. The university’s first foray into massive, open, online courses—or MOOCs—launched March 4 on the platform Coursera. “The public response to these offerings speaks well for Vanderbilt’s reputation in the world at large; people…

March of Dimes Celebrates Nurses

April 24, 2013

Each year, The Middle Tennessee Chapter of the March of Dimes recognizes nurses who demonstrate excellence in various aspect of the nursing profession.  At the recent awards ceremony, seven nurses from Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and Vanderbilt University School of Nursing were honored: VUSN PhD student Bethany Andrews-Rhoten…

Dean Search Underway

April 24, 2013

A search committee has been named to make recommendations to Chancellor Nick Zeppos and Jeff Balser, MD, PhD, vice chancellor for Health Affairs and dean of the School of Medicine, for a new Dean of Nursing at Vanderbilt University. “This individual will be responsible for building upon the school’s rich heritage of more than100 years…

PhD in Nursing Science Program Starts New Approach for Reaching Prospective Applicants

April 24, 2013

For the first time, a VUSN academic program hosted webinars as a recruitment strategy. Two PhD Program Information webinars were held in fall 2012 reaching more than 95 potential applicants. Melanie Lutenbacher, PhD, associate professor of Nursing and chair of the PhD Admissions Subcommittee, facilitated the Webinars along with fourth-year PhD student Lee Ann Jarrett,…