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Nominations due for VU’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award

January 4, 2017

  The annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award will be presented Monday, January 16, 2017, to a faculty or staff member in the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing or School of Medicine who truly emulates the principles of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through his or her work. This service can be in areas…

School of Nursing recognizes new nurse practitioners and DNPs in pinning ceremony

December 19, 2016

Family and friends packed Wightman Chapel in the Scarritt Bennett Center for Vanderbilt University School of Nursing pinning ceremonies on Thursday, May 11. More than 300 people were on hand as new Master of Science in Nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice and Post-master’s Certificate graduates received VUSN nursing pins and pin guards. VUSN Dean and…

VUSN ranked 4th in awarding graduate degrees to Native Americans

December 16, 2016

Diverse: Issues In Higher Education has ranked the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing No. 4 in the United States for the number of graduate degrees awarded to Native Americans.

Mavis Schorn named IPE Faculty Director for Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance

December 16, 2016

Senior Associate Dean for Academics Mavis Schorn, CNM, PhD, FACNM, was recently named Interprofessional Education and Inter-Institutional Collaborative Learning (IPE) Faculty Director for the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance.

U.S. Deputy Surgeon General lecture at 3 p.m. today

December 13, 2016

NOTE: Lecture is at 3 p.m. today. Some information had an incorrect start time.  Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN, the deputy surgeon general of the United States, will deliver the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing’s (VUSN) inaugural Dean’s Diversity Lecture on Monday, Jan. 9 at 3 p.m. in Nursing Annex room 155. The free…

The 2016 class of the Tennessee Health Care Hall of Fame

December 12, 2016

VUSN’s former Dean, Colleen Conway-Welch, was one of six individuals elected into the Tennessee Health Care Hall of Fame’s 2016 class.

Skin-to-skin contact after birth good for mom and baby

December 8, 2016

Skin-to-skin contact between mothers and newborns immediately after birth can be used to promote breastfeeding and may give babies a better start in life, according to a new review of existing evidence. Women who had skin-to-skin contact with their naked babies right after delivery were more likely to breastfeed longer and be breastfeeding months later…

VUSN professor receives American Cancer Society grant to study self-care for cancer survivors

December 6, 2016

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) Assistant Professor Jie Deng, Ph.D., R.N., OCN, FAAN, has been awarded a $789,000 research scholar grant by the American Cancer Society to develop and test a self-care program for head and neck cancer survivors diagnosed with secondary lymphedema and fibrosis (LEF). LEF causes swelling and the development of hard…

VUSN professor receives American Cancer Society grant to study self-care for cancer survivors

December 2, 2016

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) Assistant Professor Jie Deng, Ph.D., R.N., OCN, FAAN, has been awarded a $789,000 research scholar grant by the American Cancer Society to develop and test a self-care program for head and neck cancer survivors diagnosed with secondary lymphedema and fibrosis (LEF). LEF causes swelling and the development of hard…

Health fair yields experience for students and savings for older adults

November 30, 2016

If VUSN students didn’t know how big a difference nurses can make in people’s lives, they do now. Their participation in a health fair at the Margaret Maddox Family YMCA in East Nashville went beyond the traditional health assessment. These students developed Medicare plan comparisons for 32 seniors that could result in potential savings of $75,923.85…