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Join VUSN for the Red Sand Project Aug. 2

July 24, 2019

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing will call attention to the growing public health issue of human trafficking on Friday, Aug. 2, by creating an interactive art installation on 21st Ave. in front of its building. The Red Sand Project will start at 11 a.m. at 461 21st Ave. S. Students, faculty, staff and other participants…

VUSN MSN Alumna, Amanda McClure, announced as certified nurse practitioner at Mercy Clinic Endocrinology (MO)

July 21, 2019

VUSN MSN AGACNP Alumna, Amanda McClure, began in May as a certified nurse practitioner at Mercy Clinic Endocrinology (St. Louis, MO). McClure also is credentialed as an adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioner. She has a Master of Science in nursing from VUSN, and a Bachelor of Science in nursing from Arkansas State University, where she…

VUSN Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, Rolanda Johnson, to speak at Tuskegee University Nursing Capping, Pinning and White Coat Ceremony

July 18, 2019

Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion and Assistant Dean for Academics, Associate Professor, Rolanda Johnson, will speak at Tuskegee University’s School of Nursing and Allied Health Summer Capping, Pinning and White Coat Ceremony on Thursday, July 25. Dr. Johnson is a second-generation Tuskegee graduate.

VUSN DNP Alumna, Kimberly Hatchel, named new Chief Nursing Officer at Blake Medical Center (FL)

July 16, 2019

Blake Medical Center has welcomed its new Chief Nursing Officer, VUSN DNP Alumna, Kimberly Hatchel. Dr. Hatchel will be responsible for the overall direction of nursing services, provision of clinical care and program direction for the department of nursing in collaboration with physician and healthcare leaders. Photo: COURTESY PHOTO

Professor Emerita Joyce Laben has died

July 15, 2019

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Professor Emerita Joyce Laben has died. A celebration of her life was celebrated on Wednesay, July 10, at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens Funeral Home, 9090 TN-100, Nashville, TN 37221.

Read her obituary in The Tennessean.

Chattanooga’s hospitals struggling with shortage of nurses

July 13, 2019

VUSN Alumns, Martina Harris (MSN, 1999) and Chris Smith (BSN, 1976) were interviewed about the national and regional nursing shortage problems. Dr. Smith, director of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga School of Nursing, said one of the issues is nursing has become more specialized, and students today gravitate toward specific areas: intensive care, emergency, labor and…

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