Winter 2017 Category

Making an Impact

February 1, 2017

At Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN), we are committed to the generation and dissemination of knowledge; to using science and evidence in advancing nursing science, improving the health of individuals, families and communities, and finding solutions for effective health care delivery; to making an impact on education, nursing and health care across the U.S….

Currently Funded Grants and Contracts

February 1, 2017

Research Grants Jie Deng Establishing Lymphedema and Fibrosis Measures in Oral Cancer Patients National Institutes of Health — National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research 3/1/2015 – 2/28/2019 $2,408,422 Jie Deng Self-Care for Head and Neck Cancer Survivors with Lymphedema and Fibrosis Supported by the Research Scholar Grant Number, RSG-16-207-01-PCSM, from the American Cancer Society…

Welcome New Faculty

February 1, 2017

Laurie Connors, DNP, APNG, FNP-BC, AGN-BC, Assistant Professor Dr. Connors has nearly 20 years’ experience in oncology and genetics as a family nurse practitioner. She has practiced in private practice and in medical and surgical oncology at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, New York. In addition to her certification as an FNP, she is…

Selected Works 2015

February 1, 2017

JOURNALS   Adams S. Psychiatric mental health nursing: “A seat at the table.” Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association. Jan 2015;21(1):34-37.   Adams S. An organizational seat at the table: Advocacy based on science and education. Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association. Mar 2015;21(2):111-113.   Adams S. APNA’s suicide competencies for inpatient psychiatric nurses: “Saving Lives …One at…

Colleen Conway-Welch honored, named Living Legend

February 1, 2017

Colleen Conway-Welch, Dean Emerita of the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN), recently received two honors recognizing her international, national and regional impact on nursing and health care. The American Academy of Nursing, one of nursing’s most distinguished and prestigious professional organizations, named Conway-Welch a Living Legend, the highest honor the organization bestows. In making…

School of Nursing website has a brand-new style

February 1, 2017

Visit the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) website ( and experience easier navigation, more robust content, improved usability and up-to-date news, thanks to a redesigned and restructured website. The new site launched in June 2016 after more than 20 months of extensive planning, design and development. The website features: a homepage with expanded news…