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The Last Word with Team Excel at the Vanderbilt School of Nursing

March 27, 2006

Determined to remain physically fit despite their busy schedules, a group at the School of Nursing (l-r: Crickett Harmer, Lee Ann Ruderer, Jacque Holling, Peggy Cameron, Carolyn Arakelian and Roberta Bradley) has found a way to make exercise a regular – and meaningful – part of their daily lives.

Pins signify nursing milestone

August 12, 2005

More than 200 Vanderbilt University School of Nursing students were recognized in a special ceremony on Sunday, receiving their professional pins of nursing for finishing the specialty program of their choice. The designation signifies that they can now begin working as nurse practitioners.

Close contact spurs breastfeeding: study

August 9, 2005

A researcher in the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing has discovered that skin-to-skin contact between mother and newborn immediately following birth can help babies more successfully begin breastfeeding. Bette Moore, who recently earned her Ph.D. at VUSN and is a lactation consultant at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, studied a small group of women in the…

VUSN professor to ride with Lance Armstrong

July 27, 2005

Joan King, Ph.D., M.S.N., R.N.C., a cancer survivor and director of the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing‘s Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program, has been chosen to ride across the country alongside seven-time Tour de France winner and cancer survivor Lance Armstrong in a campaign called the Bristol-Myers Squibb Tour of Hope. “I‘m excited. I‘m honored….

Faculty honored for teaching and research

May 6, 2005

The 2005 Faculty Awards, presented at Tuesday’s Spring Faculty Meeting, recognize excellence in teaching and in research. Teaching in a Clinical Setting — Dawn M. Vanderhoef, M.S.N., R.N., lecturer in Nursing Vanderhoef works closely with pre-specialty psychiatric and mental health nursing students and enjoys mentoring nursing students and providing clinical experiences for those who are…

Vanderbilt School of Nursing‘s School Health Clinic helping school children fight obesity

February 15, 2005

Childhood obesity in Tennessee is a growing concern. Research shows about 10 percent of children ages 2-5 and 15 percent of children ages 6-19 are obese, and the percentages have more than doubled in the last two decades. Experts at Vanderbilt say Tennessee‘s numbers match those national statistics. Patti Scott, who has a master of science in Nursing,…