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School of Nursing celebrates record high enrollment

August 29, 2003

The School of Nursing greeted nearly 300 new faces for the first day of orientation on Monday, before classes began today, with a record high number of new students. A total of 264 new students have enrolled at VUSN for the 2003-2004 academic year, compared to 243 last year. Linda Norman, DSN, senior associate dean…

Improving health through expressive writing

April 28, 2003

A series of studies at The Vanderbilt School of Nursing are examining whether expressive writing sessions can make a difference in emotional and physical health of patients with chronic illnesses- specifically patients with HIV, diabetes, and people looking for a way to stop smoking. Ken Wallston, PhD, Professor of Psychology in the School of Nursing,…

2003 teaching, research award recipients announced

April 4, 2003

The 2003 Faculty Awards for Excellence in Teaching and Outstanding Contributions to Research were presented at the Spring Faculty Meeting. The awards, presented by the faculty, recognize excellence in teaching and research. The individual awards for Outstanding Contributions to Research are named in honor of current and past Vanderbilt faculty who were recognized during their…

Two School-based health centers may close if funding not secured

February 26, 2003

Two of the three Jane McEvoy School-Based Health Centers, run by the School of Nursing’s Faculty Practice, could soon close unless additional funding is raised. Funding for the center at Fall-Hamilton Elementary School was supported by the Bureau of Maternal Child Health, and in past years the center at Stratton Elementary School received partial funding…

At-risk children find help at Children’s Hospital

February 1, 2002

Tennessee children in or at risk of being in Department of Children’s Services custody will now have additional resources at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital. The Center of Excellence (COE) for Children in State Custody was recently established, thanks to a three-year $2.1 million state grant awarded to the Psychiatry and Pediatrics…

VUSN school clinic embraces children

January 19, 2001

It’s 8 a.m. on Monday and Fall-Hamilton Elementary is abuzz. It’s a typical day in one of Nashville’s schools: students scrambling to class; teachers beginning their lessons for the day; announcements blaring over the intercom system; and Patti Scott, RN.C, MSN, PNP, readying for her patients.