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VUSN MSN Alumna, Angela Douglas, named Girl Scouts of Northeast Ohio Women of Distinction honoree

May 20, 2019

These women were recognized for their remarkable achievements as business, community, academic, and civic leaders dedicated to supporting opportunities for women and girls.

VUSN DNP Alumna, Cerrissa Hugie, named keynote speaker of Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College’s practical nursing program spring graduation

May 15, 2019

VUSN DNP Alumna, Cerrissa Hugie, served as keynote speaker of Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College’s practical nursing program spring graduation on May 14, 2019. She earned her master’s and doctorate in nursing practice from Vanderbilt University within the Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Lifespan) specialty.

School of Nursing graduates inspire optimism about health care’s future

May 13, 2019

Dean Linda D. Norman, DSN, FAAN, told the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing’s 2019 graduating class that she is optimistic about the future of health care because of them. “You are the answer to society’s health care challenges,” she said. “Not just because you are needed as providers, but because each of you is a…

Brooke Faught, DNP, named 2019 Founder’s Medalist

May 10, 2019

The 2019 Founder’s Medalist for the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing was already a successful entrepreneur, institute director and nurse practitioner before earning her doctor of nursing practice. During her two-year doctor of nursing practice program at VUSN, Brooke Faught worked 60+ hours a week as director of the Women’s Institute for Sexual Health. The mother of three daughters (one with special needs), Brooke also volunteered in the community, gave professional presentations and served on the executive board of directors for two different professional organizations. Her DNP project focused on ways that providers might help young women with Down syndrome receive relevant and appropriate sexuality education.

Phillippi to direct School of Nursing’s Nurse-Midwifery specialty

May 7, 2019

Julia Phillippi, PhD, CNM, FACNM, FAAN, assistant professor of nursing, has been named academic director of the Nurse-Midwifery program at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. She will also co-direct the Nurse-Midwifery/Family Nurse Practitioner dual-focus specialty with FNP Academic Director Courtney Pitts, DNP. The Nurse-Midwifery specialty is one of the school’s most competitive programs and is…

Technology better than tape measure for identifying lymphedema risk

May 3, 2019

Bioimpedance spectroscopy (BIS) is better than a tape measure for assessing a woman’s risk for developing lymphedema after breast cancer surgery, according to interim results of a study led by Sheila Ridner, PhD, RN, Martha Ingram Professor and director of the PhD in Nursing Science Program at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing.

ANA President to give May 13 VUSN Dean’s Diversity Lecture

May 3, 2019

Ernest J. Grant, PhD, RN, FAAN, the 36th president of the American Nurses Association and the first man elected to that office, will give the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) Dean’s Diversity Lecture on Monday, May 13, noon-1 p.m., in VUSN’s Nursing Annex room 161. Grant’s lecture, “Nursing at the Crossroads: The Future of…

Diversity in Action calendar for May 2019 available

May 2, 2019

Looking for events and activities relating to diversity and inclusion? Check May 2019’s Diversity in Action for VUSN, Vanderbilt and local cultural events, along with listings of nursing conferences with a diversity and inclusion emphasis. More

A Dad’s Guide to Sex After Baby

May 1, 2019

Michelle Collins, certified midwife and assistant professor of nursing, provides insight on how breastfeeding could impact your sex life after birth. She notes that it can be difficult for breastfeeding moms to “switch the roles” of their breasts from feeding implements to sexual objects.

Professor Sheila Ridner named American Cancer Society ResearcHERS Ambassador

May 1, 2019

Sheila Ridner, PhD, RN, FAAN, Martha Rivers Ingram Professor and director of the Vanderbilt School of Nursing’s PhD in Nursing Science Program, has been named a 2019 American Cancer Society ResearcHERS Ambassador. In this role, Ridner is advocating for her fellow women researchers and raising funds to support their work. “When I was asked to…