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School of Nursing building closures and power outage

June 19, 2018

The School of Nursing buildings at 461 21st Ave. S. will be closed from 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 27 through 6 a.m. Thursday, July 5, due to a planned power outage for major electrical work. The school will remain open with faculty and staff working from off-campus locations. The closure impacts Godchaux Hall, Patricia Champion…

VUSN Instructor, Shannon Cole, selected as Co-Director of VPIL

June 12, 2018

Drs. Shannon Cole and Melissa Hilmes have been named co-directors of the Vanderbilt Program in Interprofessional Learning (VPIL). Cole has been involved with VPIL since its launch in 2010, serving as part of the original planning committee for the program.

Lauderdale urges nation’s nursing students to be culturally competent

June 12, 2018

When Assistant Dean Jana Lauderdale, PhD, FAAN, took the stage at the National Student Nurses’ Association (NSNA) 66th Annual Convention plenary session presented by Johnson & Johnson, she introduced herself in a unique way: “I’m a Comanche Indian and I’m a nurse.” Johnson & Johnson later featured her in an article in its “Nursing Notes” newsletter. Read more / Watch Lauderdale’s presentation.

Alumna is on the frontline of the opioid epidemic in rural America

June 11, 2018

Alumna Anna Froelich, MSN’17, is the lead provider in a Suboxone therapy program in Sierra Vista, AZ. Small clinics like hers are making inroads in treating the opioid epidemic in rural America.

VUSN DNP, MSN Alum, Stephanie (Hunt) Boyd Nominated for Twenty under 40

June 6, 2018

Dr. Stephanie Boyd, Hospital Executive of the Aultman Health Foundation, was nominated for the Stark County Twenty under 40 list of business professionals. She commented: What is the best career advice you’ve ever been given? The best career advice came from my parents since my brothers and I were young. The advice was to pursue a career…

VUSN DNP Alum, Dr. Kim Kuebler, Reveals Research Studies Provide Unexpected Findings in Nursing Education

June 6, 2018

Dr. Kim Kuebler DNP, APRN, ANP-BC is the Principle Investigator of four collective studies evaluating all levels of nursing education on meeting the complex care needs of the largest, fastest growing and costliest U.S. patient population – those living with multiple chronic conditions (MCC).

Alumnus Stuart Downs receives nursing excellence leadership award

June 5, 2018

Stuart Downs, DNP’13, MSN’10, was honored with Atlanta’s Executive Nursing Leadership Excellence Award last month at the area’s Celebrating Nurses luncheon. The award recognizes a chief nursing officer or chief nursing executive serving in an administrative capacity in a Metro Atlanta hospital who demonstrates advocacy, vision and collaboration to improve patient care and the nursing workplace. Previously chief nursing officer and vice president, Downs is now chief operating officer and vice president of WellStar Atlanta Medical Center.

VUMC Five Pillar Leader Kathy Moss, MSN/MBA’97, “always dreamed of being a nurse”

May 31, 2018

Kathy Moss. a VUSN alumna, remembers the days when she and her sister spent hours practicing running a doctor’s office. Their dolls and stuffed animals served as patients. Moss was recently honored with a Five Pillar Leader Award from Vanderbilt University Medical Center. VUMC Voice shares her story.

VUSN’s Pam Jones receives 2018 Rebecca Clark Culpepper Award

May 31, 2018

Pam Jones, DNP, NEA-BC, senior associate dean of Clinical and Community Partnerships, received the Rebecca Clark Culpepper Education and Mentorship Award given jointly by Vanderbilt University School of Nursing and Vanderbilt University Medical Center Nursing during VUMC’s annual Nursing Honors awards Friday, May 25. Jones directs the School of Nursing’s working relationships with VUMC and…

Shannon Cole and Melissa Hilmes named co-directors of Vanderbilt Program in Interprofessional Learning

May 31, 2018

Shannon Cole, DNP, instructor of Nursing at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, and Melissa Hilmes, MD, assistant professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, have been named co-directors of the Vanderbilt Program in Interprofessional Learning (VPIL) effective June 1.