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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…

VUSN Has Lost a Nursing Icon: Celebration of Life for Joyce Laben

July 8, 2019

Celebration of Life for Joyce Laben Obituary Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens Funeral Home 9090 TN-100, Nashville, TN 37221 Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 9, and Wednesday, July 10, from 10:00-11:00 a.m. A Celebration of Life Service will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 10, 2019. Interment will follow at Harpeth Hills…

VUSN DNP Alumna, Margaret Taylor, discusses what moms-to-be learn from each other through group prenatal care

July 7, 2019

“When you put people together and they can influence each other, the experience is so much stronger and more powerful,” said certified nurse midwife Margaret Taylor. “And certainly more effective than a midwife or physician telling a patient what to do.” Taylor is a Vanderbilt School of Nursing Faculty Practice Nurse-Midwives & Primary Care practitioner…

VUSN FNP Alumnus, Daniel Ferguson, joins Bolivar Family Health Care Center

July 3, 2019

Bolivar Family Health Care Center added VUSN Alumnus, Daniel Ferguson (FNP 2017) of CMH Neurology Clinic. He practices in family medicine, wound care and therapeutic procedures. Ferguson holds a master’s in nursing from Vanderbilt University. His practice includes the diagnosis and treatment for all types of neurological conditions. Photo: CMH Neurology

VUSN FNP Alumnus, John Killgore, joins Halifax County health department

June 27, 2019

The Halifax County Public Health System has announced VUSN FNP Alumnus, John Killgore, a family nurse practitioner, has joined the health department and is now accepting new patients. He has more than 20 years experience with extensive knowledge of emergency/non-emergency management as well as providing full spectrum care to a diverse population.

VUSN MSN Alumnus, Tom Bush, presents at 2019 AANP annual meeting

June 25, 2019

VUSN MSN (’92) Alumnus, Tom Bush, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP, associate professor and assistant dean at the School of Nursing and Medicine, UNC at Chapel Hill, spoke to the AANP about post graduate education and the improvement of nurse practitioner’s job satisfaction. He asked the question, “Is there a difference in job satisfaction between NPs who…

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