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VUSN alumna sees resiliance, struggles as she helps South Sudanese refugees in Uganda

January 2, 2019

Vanderbilt School of Nursing Alumna Immaculata Bramlage, MSN’12, spent the holidays much as she has the past five months: caring for roughly 300,000 South Sudanese refugees who fled to Uganda to escape violence in their homeland. Bramlage, a family nurse practitioner, works with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières in two settlement camps. Nashville’s WTVF shared her story….

Advocate and nonverbal speaker to give VUSN Dean’s Diversity Lecture Jan. 14, 2019

December 17, 2018

A nonverbal motivational speaker and her mother, an advocate for family involvement in health care, will present the January 2019 VUSN Dean’s Diversity Lecture on Monday, Jan. 14, noon-1 p.m. in VUSN’s Nursing Annex room 161. “From Try to Triumph: The Journey of a Nonverbal Young Adult” given by Holly Forlenza and Eileen Forlenza is…

Fall 2019 Informatics, Leadership MSN entrants to receive first-year scholarships

December 16, 2018

As part of the relaunch of its Nursing Informatics and Nursing and Health Care Leadership specialty programs, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing will award 10 percent scholarships to all incoming fall 2019 students in those two programs for the first year. Vanderbilt University School of Nursing recently redesigned two of its Master of Science in…

Rhoten and Sengstack receive VUSN student-voted awards for teaching excellence

December 12, 2018

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing doctoral students named faculty members Bethany Rhoten and Patricia Sengstack as the recipients of the school’s student-voted Dean Colleen Conway-Welch faculty awards. Assistant Professor of Nursing Rhoten, PhD’13, MSN’09, was named the 2018 PhD faculty award recipient. She teaches informatics and scholarly inquiry, foundations of clinical research and quantitative methods,…

Recent School of Nursing honors and recognitions

November 26, 2018

Faculty and students in the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing have recently been recognized for these career, research, scholarship and leadership accomplishments. The National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence named Assistant Professor Jennifer Kim, DNP, MSN’97, GNP-BC, FNAP, FAANP, a distinguished educator in gerontological nursing. She received the award at the NHCGNE Leadership Conference…

Allison receives FAANP grant to study workforce impact of DNPs

November 26, 2018

Doctor of Nursing Practice Program Director Terri Allison, DNP, received a Fellows of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners grant award to study the impact DNP-prepared nurse practitioners have on patient and organizational outcomes.

2018 Reunion giving reaches new record

November 20, 2018

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing alumni have contributed nearly $460,000 so far in honor of Reunion 2018. The record-setting Reunion total includes gifts made by more than 200 alumni in class years ending with a ’3 or ’8, as well as all VUSN Quinqs (alumni who graduated from the School of Nursing more than 50…

Celebration of former School of Nursing dean Colleen Conway-Welch set for Nov. 12

November 2, 2018

The Vanderbilt University School of Nursing will celebrate the life and impact of long-time dean Colleen Conway-Welch on Monday, Nov. 12, at the School of Nursing. The memorial celebration will be at 4 p.m. in the Nursing Annex, Room 155. Members of the Vanderbilt community, alumni, friends and colleagues are encouraged to RSVP and to…

Miles for Mercury Color Run Saturday

October 24, 2018

The Vanderbilt Pre-Nursing Society is hosting the fifth annual Miles for Mercury event, a 3K and 5K color run, on Saturday, Oct. 27. Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. on Wilson Lawn, with the run beginning at 10 a.m. All proceeds benefit the Clinic at Mercury Courts, Vanderbilt’s nurse-managed clinic providing care for some of Nashville’s…

School of Nursing receives $1.43 million HRSA award to develop Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner education

October 19, 2018

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing has received a $1.43 million award from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to develop and implement a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) education program for emergency nurse practitioner (ENP) students. Vanderbilt’s program is projected to increase the number of SANE-trained and certified advanced practice registered nurses practicing…