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VUSN By the Numbers 2017

February 9, 2017

Hospice and heart

February 8, 2017

Frequently busy with meetings, planning sessions and administrative responsibilities, Alive Hospice President and CEO Anna-Gene O’Neal welcomes the chance to slip out of her office and spend time with residents and staff in Alive’s residence near downtown Nashville. On this particular rainy morning, she sits by resident Knox Ownby’s bed and listens as he tells…

Using the internet for good

February 8, 2017

Even before she began working directly with children with life-threatening conditions, Terrah Foster Akard, MSN ‘01, PhD ‘08, was moved by their stories. In one, a 7-year-old boy stuffed pictures and notes into egg-shaped hosiery containers and hid them around his house like Easter eggs. His family found them after he died. In another, a…

Welcome new faculty

February 8, 2017

VUSN welcomes new faculty members.

New alumni board leadership

February 1, 2017

Tiffany Street, MSN ‘03, APRN, ACNP-BC, has become president of the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) Alumni Association Board, and Ty Williams, MSN ‘03, DNP ‘12, ACNP-BC, FNO-BC, is its new vice president. Street recently moved from Houston to Nashville to serve as assistant director of Advanced Practice at the Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular…

U.S. Deputy Surgeon General encourages nurses to be bold and influence public policy

February 1, 2017

Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams, the U.S. Deputy Surgeon General, visited Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) on Monday, January 10, to speak to a packed audience of students, faculty, alumni and campus leaders. In her presentation, “Health Policy Priorities for Nursing: Past, Present, and Future,” the nation’s top nurse gave . . .