Spring 2013 Category

Dean’s Message

April 24, 2013

As most of you know, I will be stepping down as Dean at the end of this academic year, followed by a year of Sabbatical – so you are not rid of me yet! It has been a great honor and privilege to lead this School for the past 29 years. I have worked every…

Q+A: An Interview with Betsy Weiner and Tom Christenbery

April 24, 2013

Sigma Theta Tau International’s Iota Chapter was founded in 1953 at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing.  In honor of the group’s 60th Anniversary, Vanderbilt Nurse sat down with Senior Associate Dean of Informatics Betsy Weiner and Tom Christenbery, professor and IOTA Chapter president, to discuss the history and future of the organization. What is Sigma…

Lights. Camera. Action.

April 24, 2013

Nutrition instructor Jamie Pope lectures to her students on the power of superfoods, with a rainbow-colored collection of nutrient-rich fare on the table before her and a green screen draped behind her. Her class is 50,000 students strong and growing. Except for a throng of studio lights, camera equipment, computers and a teleprompter, not a…

Through the Years

April 24, 2013

1984 Colleen Conway named Dean VUSN organizationally moves to the Medical Center Julia Hereford Society established Positions of associate deans for Academics, Research and Practice established   1985 BSN degree begins phase-out Joint Center for Nursing Research opens Gov. Lamar Alexander appoints Conway-Welch to Tennessee State Board of Nursing   1986 Pre-Specialty Bridge-to-MSN introduced; graduates…

The Colleen Conway-Welch Legacy

April 24, 2013

In 1985, after Colleen Conway married Ted Welch, she signed an informal written agreement between the two of them that she would resign as dean of the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing after five years. Eight years later Welch lovingly tore up the agreement and handed her the pieces. Twenty-nine years later Conway-Welch is stepping…

Photo Gallery: Pinning

April 25, 2012