Spring 2018 Category

Photo Gallery: Outreach Far and Wide

March 19, 2018

Middle Tennesseans’ needs go well beyond the four addressed in this issue of Vanderbilt Nurse — so the School of Nursing’s care stretches far and wide as well. Here’s a sample of other VUSN projects.  Health care for the homeless: PreSpecialty students like LaToya Hopkins, MSN’16, conduct health assessments and help homeless individuals create portable…

Dean’s Message

March 13, 2018

Dear alumni, colleagues and supporters, How do you define a community? Is it the people you interact with day to day? Is it your physical building or the neighborhoods surrounding the place you live and work? Is it a town, a city, a region or even a state? The Vanderbilt University School of Nursing defines…

Class Notes — Spring 2018

March 12, 2018

50s Ruth Bishop Limehouse, BSN’56, celebrated her 90th birthday in her hometown of Harleyville, South Carolina, in May 2017.   60s Susan Applegarth Murphy, BSN’69, is a keynote speaker, author and business consultant living in Rancho Mirage, California.   70s Adrienne Ames, MSN’75, received the Elizabeth Jacobs Service Award from the Council on Aging in…

VUSN receives nearly $1 million grant to add mental and behavioral health providers to community clinic

March 12, 2018

The Clinic at Mercury Courts has added psychiatric-mental health care to its primary care clinical services, thanks to a $999,101 grant from the U.S. Health and Human Services Administration (HRSA) to Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. The two-year grant allows the nurse-managed clinic to add a psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner, social worker and psychiatrist to…

Excitement builds during construction progress

March 12, 2018

Students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends of the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) participated in a groundbreaking ceremony June 20, 2017, that marked the start of construction on the nursing school’s new $26.3 million expansion. Vanderbilt Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente, Board of Trust Trustee…

Frailty? Tai Chi? Constipation?

March 12, 2018

This wasn’t the kind of library they remembered from their childhood. The group of 14 older adults were enjoying a meal of seafood cannelloni, salad and cupcakes as sunshine beamed on the stacks of books just outside the room. Speaking above a whisper and asking questions was encouraged. They came to the Edmondson Pike Library…