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Life Lessons: Do pets improve your health?

January 11, 2018

Dog owners take 2,760 more steps per day on average compared to non-owners, which amounts to an additional 23 minutes of moderate exercise. And there are more reasons why having a pet is beneficial for your mind and your body.

Gilmer’s research about dogs helping children with cancer goes global, thanks to CNN

January 8, 2018

One of the top stories from CNN over the holidays featured Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Professor Mary Jo Gilmer and research on the effectiveness of animal-assisted interactions for children with cancer. The story showcased Swoosh, a therapy dog at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, and two boys he helped through cancer treatments….

School of Nursing student saves baby born in back seat of car outside Medical Center East

December 13, 2017

School of Nursing student Steven Welton, RN, will never forget the first baby he delivered. Welton took charge when Elijah Youssef was born unexpectedly in the back seat of his family’s Honda outside Medical Center East last week. Welton is halfway through VUSN’s ASN to MSN program for registered nurses who have associate degrees, but he’d never delivered a baby nor assisted in a delivery. Welton went beyond delivery, however — he actually saved Elijah’s life. Read the whole story in VUMC Voice.

Advocate for nurses and Americans 50+ to give VUSN Dean’s Diversity Lecture Jan. 9

December 11, 2017

Alicia Georges, EdD, FAAN, a leading nursing advocate and the national volunteer president-elect of 38-million member AARP, will be the first speaker in the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing’s 2018 Dean Diversity Lecture series. She will present “Journey to Leadership in Nursing and Beyond: Insight for Future Nurse Leaders” on Tuesday, Jan. 9, noon-1 p.m….

McNew receives VUSN’s first Divisional Commodore Award

December 8, 2017

Ryan E. McNew, CNE, manager of Vanderbilt University School of Nursing’s Frist Nursing Informatics Center (FNIC) Support, has been named the school’s first Divisional Commodore Award recipient. McNew was singled out for excellence and commitment to Vanderbilt’s mission, values and goals. He received the honor during a school celebration in October. As VUSN’s Divisional Commodore…

Vanderbilt nursing students recognized by March of Dimes Tennessee

December 8, 2017

Nine nurses from Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) were chosen from among 5,000 nominees nationwide to receive honors from the March of Dimes Tennessee Chapter.

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