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National certification standards set for health and wellness coaches

June 3, 2016

Credentialing criteria for health and wellness coaches have been established for the first time, setting the stage for health professionals to apply to take the certification exam next year. The National Board of Medical Examiners and the National Consortium for Credentialing of Health & Wellness Coaches announced last week an agreement to launch the certification…

Kudos: School of Nursing faculty, alumna recognized

May 26, 2016

Vanderbilt School of Nursing faculty have been recognized as fellows by several professional associations. Assistant Professor Linda Beuscher has been named a Distinguished Fellow in the National Academies of Practice and a Distinguished Scholar and Fellow in the Nursing Academy.

VUSN Alum Linda Upchurch promoted to leader

May 24, 2016

Incoming executive director Linda Upchurch taught through last semester as an assistant professor in Georgia Southern University’s School of Nursing, but has also been working with the hospice since late 2004. She received her master’s degree as an adult nurse practitioner, with a focus in hospice and palliative care, from Vanderbilt University in 2007.

School of Nursing faculty and staff recognized with spring awards

May 23, 2016

Linda Norman, Valere Potter Menefee Professor of Nursing and dean of the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, announced faculty and staff awards during the school’s spring faculty meeting May 17. Marilyn Dubree, executive chief nursing officer of Vanderbilt University Medical Center, received the Dean’s 2016 Award for Outstanding Service to Faculty and Students. “Marilyn has…

Nursing graduates embrace quest for health care excellence

May 19, 2016

Linda Norman, DSN, R.N., Valere Potter Menefee Professor of Nursing and dean of Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN), gave a charge to graduates to “go be excellent” during the school’s Commencement and Investiture ceremonies last week. She exhorted them to be excellent as advanced practice nurses, nurse leaders and forever students seeking new knowledge….

Breastfeeding after return to work may depend on hours on the job

May 17, 2016

Working mothers may be more likely to breastfeed their babies for the recommended minimum of at least six months if they can work less than 20 hours a week, an Australian study suggests. Researchers analyzed data on 2,300 mothers who worked before their babies arrived. By the time the infants were six months old, about…