Vanderbilt Nurse News Category

Conway-Welch Portrait Unveiled

November 11, 2014

National nursing dignitaries and the Vanderbilt community gathered this summer for the official portrait unveiling of Colleen Conway-Welch, PhD, VUSN dean emerita. Having a painting commissioned is a high honor at Vanderbilt University, reserved only for those leaders who have made an indelible impact on the institution. Conway-Welch retired in June 2013, after 29 years…

New Palliative Care Offering

November 11, 2014

For those interested in delving deeper into the world of palliative care, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing introduced a palliative care post-master’s certificate program. Directed by Kathryn Lindstrom, PhD, FNP-BC, a leader in adult palliative care, and Mary Jo Gilmer, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN, internationally known for her pediatric palliative care work, the program prepares students…

VUSN Lands Pediatric Palliative Care Grant

November 11, 2014

The Vanderbilt University School of Nursing has been awarded a $1.8 million grant by National Institutes of Health/ National Institute of Nursing Research. The four-year grant is in partnership with the Palliative Care Research Cooperative (PCRC), will recruit children with advanced or relapsed cancer via Facebook and develop a web-based tool so they can create…

Shapiro Shares the Art of Negotiation

November 11, 2014

Ron Shapiro, negotiator, sports agent, attorney, educator, author and civic leader, recently led a workshop, “How to Negotiate so Everyone Wins, Especially You!” at the School of Nursing. “Having dynamic speakers come to campus for a workshop like this is a golden opportunity for us to step outside our traditional roles and learn new things,”…

VUSN earns Hartford Designation

November 11, 2014

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing was selected for membership in the National Hartford Centers of Gerontological Nursing Excellence (NHCGNE) in recognition of the highest level of commitment to the field of gerontological nursing. “This is a tremendous honor for our school and a reflection of our dedicated research, education and practice faculty,” said Dean Linda Norman,…

Fall 2014 Inaugural Clinical Scholarship Awardees

November 11, 2014

Sharon Holley – Develop Metrics to Help Quantify and Qualify Midwifery Competency Measures for Ongoing Professional Practice Evaluations Ginny Moore – Promoting Effective Patient Communication Among Vulnerable Women Natasha McClure* – Asthma Interventions to Decrease Potentially Avoidable Emergency Department Visits: Adding the School Environment to an Existing Home-Based Model K. Melissa Smith* – Implementation of…