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VUSN MSN Alumna, Carol Seeger, returns to Oswego Health to deliver care at behavioral health services unit

June 15, 2019

Oswego Health announced that VUSN’s PMHNP Alumna, Carol Seeger, has returned to the health system to deliver care at its Behavioral Health Services (BHS) facility. At Oswego Health, Seeger is providing care to BHS outpatients and is part of the Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) team. Photo credit: Oswego Health

School of Nursing dedicates atrium to former dean Colleen Conway-Welch

June 7, 2019

The atrium in the new $23.6 million Vanderbilt University School of Nursing building has been named after former dean Colleen Conway-Welch, PhD, FAAN, FACNM, who served as dean for 29 years and is credited with transforming nursing education at Vanderbilt and nationally. The Colleen Conway-Welch Atrium will serve as the main entrance to the school…

VUSN DNP Alumna, Margaret Taylor, discusses what moms-to-be learn from each other through group prenatal care

June 7, 2019

“When you put people together and they can influence each other, the experience is so much stronger and more powerful,” says certified nurse midwife Margaret Taylor. “And certainly more effective than a midwife or physician telling a patient what to do.” Taylor, who led Centering Pregnancy sessions in Memphis, Tennessee, until 2012, says the group…

VUSNPride launches new name, logo and purpose

June 5, 2019

Just in time for Pride Month, VUSN’s LGBTQ+ student organization has announced a new name, logo and leadership. VUSNPride is dedicated to fostering social engagement, networking and sense of belonging for LGBTQ+ students and allies. It provides support and mentorship for VUSN students and applicants, while striving to create a culture of safety and community…

Three School of Nursing faculty named first Valere Potter Distinguished Dean’s Faculty Fellows

May 29, 2019

Assistant Professor Cathy Maxwell, PhD, FAAN, Associate Professor Shelagh Mulvaney, PhD, and Assistant Professor Bethany Rhoten, PhD, have been named the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing’s first Valere Potter Distinguished Dean’s Faculty Fellows. The new program supports tenure-track faculty in their research and scholarship. The designation includes funding for two fiscal years and is part of an overall Vanderbilt University initiative to expand support for faculty throughout their careers.

Making the Grade

May 28, 2019

VUSN has redesigned two of its Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) specialty programs and relaunched them with revised curricula, educational formats and degree requirements. The programs, Nursing Informatics (NI) and Nursing and Health Care Leadership (NHCL), are now accepting applications for admission in fall 2019.