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Piano receives Nancy and Hilliard Travis Chair in Nursing

December 6, 2017

Senior Associate Dean for Rresearch Mariann Piano received the Nancy and Hilliard Travis Chair in Nursing during Vanderbilt University’s endowed chair celebration Nov. 29. An endowed chair is the highest honor that a university can bestow upon its faculty. Pictured, endowed chairs with Provost Susan Wente. Piano is first row, far right.

Careers in Nursing: An Interview with VUSN Alum, Addie Graham, Nurse-Midwife

December 4, 2017

When you think of a nurse-midwife, you may think that they just help delivery babies (not that this isn’t a crucial and exceptionally important part of their jobs). But they really do so much more.

VUSN researcher receives career development award to study team-based maternity care

November 29, 2017

Julia Phillippi, PhD, MSN’99, CNM, FACNM, has received a K08 Career Development Award from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Phillippi, a Vanderbilt University School of Nursing assistant professor and certified nurse-midwife, will use the three-year, $399,374 mentored award to conduct a randomized trial…

VUSN PMHNP Alum, Erin Coale, Joins Lourdes-Mercy Behavioral Health

November 28, 2017

Lourdes and Mercy Medical Associates recently welcomed VUSN alum Erin Coale, PMHNP, to Lourdes Behavioral Health and Mercy Medical Associates.

“My dream was to be a nurse, taking care of critically ill children”

November 21, 2017

After four decades of caring for children, Jade Forlidas, BSN’73, MSN’90, is passing the torch to a new generation — including her daughter, Jessica van Meter, MSN’07, DNP’15, a LifeFlight nurse.

VUSN PhD Director, Dr. Sheila Ridner, inducted into the UK college of Nursing Hall of Fame

November 21, 2017

Dr. Sheila Ridner was one of five new inductees into the UK college of nursing’s Hall of Fame. The College of Nursing’s Distinguished Alumni award was established by the college and the Alumni Board of Directors to recognize graduates who demonstrate outstanding leadership related to the field of nursing or health care and who have…