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Stay warm and help VUSN this winter with Vanderbilt socks

December 6, 2017

Show your Commodore pride in style with a limited-edition pair of Vanderbilt socks! Make a gift of $35 or more to VUSN by December 31, 2017, and we’ll send you socks! They also make a great gift for the Vanderbilt alumnus, student, faculty or staff member on your list. Get your socks: https://giving.vanderbilt.edu/annualgiving/schoolofnursing.php

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…

How VUSN Streamlined Its Video Program, Created 22K+ Presentations in One Semester

November 7, 2017

The Vanderbilt University School of Nursing in Nashville, Tenn. used a home-grown lecture capture system for several years. “It wasn’t the greatest. We’d have to piece content together manually and then put videos up on our server for students to download. It got very unwieldy very quickly,” said John Norfleet, Systems Analyst, AV IT, Support Coordinator at the school.

VUSN offers poverty simulation exercise as part of Nov. 10 conference

November 6, 2017

Attendees to the “Cultivating the Scholar-Activist” conference to be held on campus Friday, Nov. 10, will have the opportunity to experience the eye-opening Community Action Poverty Simulation facilitated by two School of Nursing faculty. Registration is still open.

VUSN-managed midwifery clinics add primary care for women

October 31, 2017

Two midwifery clinics operated by a partnership of Vanderbilt School of Nursing (VUSN) and Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) have begun offering primary care for women, making them one-stop locations for women’s health services.

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