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A push for all teens to get heart screenings

May 17, 2016

Sept. 15, 2006, was an exciting day for Matt Nader, an offensive tackle on his high school football team. His family cheered as his team battled its No. 1 rival. Then, in an instant, Nader’s life changed. He collapsed, unconscious and with no pulse. His heart had stopped. His parents, both physicians, performed CPR until…

Founder’s Medalists honored at Vanderbilt Commencement

May 16, 2016

Jessica Nicole Walker, from Brentwood, Tennessee, is Founder’s Medalist for the School of Nursing. She is graduating with a master of science in nursing in the Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program. Walker discovered a passion for research while excelling as student, volunteer and scholar. She received the American Psychiatric Nurses Association Board of Directors Student…

VUSN Alum Stephanie Fisher Receives Award for Undergraduate Teaching

May 13, 2016

A nursing professor who was instrumental in bringing international medical-mission trips back to her department and an education professor who has presented research at more than 10 major national and international conferences in recent years were named recipients of George Fox University’s 2015-16 undergraduate teaching and research/scholarship awards, respectively. Stephanie Fisher, an alumna of the…

VUSN Alum Carolyn Whitaker: Nurse practitioners make a difference

May 13, 2016

COOKEVILLE — Nurse practitioners play an important role in filling the need for primary care physicians in the region. And thanks to the Whitson Hester School of Nursing at Tennessee Tech University, the supply for nurses is well-met in all of the Upper Cumberland counties. The school’s mission was to supply the 14-county region with…

DNP Scholarly Project Presentations: Thursday May 12

May 12, 2016

2016 DNP Scholarly Project Presentations Thursday, May 12 Sponsored by VUSN and Sigma Theta Tau Iota Chapter Poster Presentations 10:00-12:00 in VUSN Atrium Podium Presentations 12:30-3:00 in 140 Frist Hall

VUSN launches new program for family nurse practitioners in emergency and urgent care

May 6, 2016

The Vanderbilt University School of Nursing has developed a new post-master’s educational program for family nurse practitioners who work in either emergency care or urgent care settings and desire to become certified as emergency nurse practitioners (ENP-C). The new two-semester program will start fall 2016 for FNP-certified applicants in emergency care. Four courses (two each…