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Jessee named AACN leadership fellow

September 11, 2014

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) has selected Vanderbilt University School of Nursing’s Mary Ann Jessee, MSN, R.N., as a fellow in the Leadership for Academic Nursing Program. This is a yearlong, structured professional development experience designed to prepare future high-level nursing education administrators.

Pets Help Cancer Patients

September 1, 2014

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) — More than 13,000 children will be diagnosed with cancer each year. Many of these kids have to endure painful treatments that trigger stress, anxiety and depression. Researchers are studying a drug-free and inexpensive way to help the kids feel better. Bryce Greenwell is no stranger to tests or hospitals. He has leukemia…

VUSN Named National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence

August 22, 2014

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing has been awarded membership in the National Hartford Centers of Gerontological Nursing Excellence (NHCGNE) in recognition of the highest level of commitment to the field of gerontological nursing. “This is a tremendous honor for our school and a reflection of our dedicated research, education and practice faculty,” said Linda Norman,…

Study examines factors that boost suicide risk for doctors

August 21, 2014

A retrospective analysis of 141 Tennessee physicians evaluated for fitness-for-duty assessment by the Vanderbilt Comprehensive Assessment Program (V-CAP) found an “astoundingly” high rate of suicide among the physicians who were evaluated if they: were found unfit to practice; were in solo practice; or if they were taking benzodiazepine (anti-anxiety) drugs.

New health coaching certificate program to be offered this fall

August 13, 2014

The Vanderbilt School of Medicine, the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Vanderbilt,Vanderbilt University Medical Center Nursing Service and the Vanderbilt School of Nursing will sponsor a health coaching certificate program beginning in fall 2014. Health coaches partner with patients to help set realistic health goals and provide support in reaching those goals. “Lifestyle and behavior…

School of Nursing kicks off strategic planning process

July 31, 2014

Nearly 200 Vanderbilt University School of Nursing faculty members took part in a special planning retreat last weekend, kicking off a six-month process to develop the school’s strategic vision. “We are in the midst of a sea change in health care,” said VUSN Dean Linda Norman, DSN, R.N. “This will give us an opportunity to…