Spring 2019 Category

The Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation: Three decades of impact

May 22, 2019

On clinic day every week, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing student Brooke Hazen gets to the hospital early. Her 12-hour day starts at 6:30 a.m. with the charge nurse’s report on patients and case review with an instructor before hands-on patient care begins. “We’re taking vital signs, helping patients shower and walk, administering shots and…

Strong, visionary and unforgettable

May 22, 2019

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing lost two trailblazing and visionary icons just 80 days apart in 2018 – one a longtime dean who transformed nursing education at Vanderbilt and nationally, and the other a champion of nurse practitioners and founder of the school’s Family Nurse Practitioner Program. They were both strong women known to speak…

Whatever it took

May 8, 2019

The School of Nursing building owes its existence to the 2008 recession. Then-Dean Colleen Conway-Welch and her team knew that the school’s growth would require expanded space for teaching, faculty offices and clinical training. She knew just where to get it: add two floors on top of Patricia Champion Frist Hall, which had been designed…