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New Dean’s Advisory Board formed for School of Nursing

October 31, 2019

Corporate executives, chief nursing officers, entrepreneurs, nursing school deans, alumni and community representatives are among the leaders sharing their expertise on a new advisory board for Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. Dean Linda D. Norman, DSN, FAAN, announced the formation of the board during the school’s Reunion events October 17-19. The VUSN Dean’s Advisory Board…

Friends of National Library of Medicine honors School of Nursing’s Betsy Weiner

October 30, 2019

  Betsy Weiner, PhD, FACMI, FAAN, Senior Associate Dean for Informatics at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, was honored by the Friends of the National Library of Medicine with its Nursing Informatics award during the organization’s recent 2019 Annual Awards Dinner in Washington, D.C. Weiner, the Centennial Independence Foundation Professor of Nursing and professor of…

School of Nursing faculty inducted as American Academy of Nursing fellows

October 28, 2019

Pam Orebaugh Jones, DNP’13, MSN’92, BSN’81; April Kapu, DNP’13, MSN’05; and Jennifer Ezell Wilbeck, DNP, PMC’06, MSN’99; were inducted as fellows of the American Academy of Nursing on October 26. The formal event took place during the Academy’s annual policy conference in Washington, D.C. Jones is Vanderbilt University School of Nursing senior associate dean for clinical and…

New faculty member Mulubrhan Mogos researches heart-healthy pregnancies

October 24, 2019

Early in his career, as Assistant Professor of Nursing Mulubrhan Mogos cared for fragile babies in a neonatal ICU, he questioned whether the mother’s experience during pregnancy and delivery could provide clues to what went wrong, setting him on a path to study the long-term impact of cardiovascular disease on mothers and babies.

VUSN MSN Alumna, Suzanne McMurtry Baird, announced as member of 2020 AWHONN Board of Directors

October 23, 2019

The Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) recently announced its 2020 President-Elect and Board of Directors. VUSN MSN Alumna, Suzanne McMurtry Baird, DNP, RN, was named a new member of the AWHONN Board of Directors. Her term officially begins on January 1, 2020.

VUSN Assistant Professor Christian Ketel recipient of the Nursing Excellence Award

October 18, 2019

The Tennessee Nurses Association (TNA) announced that VUSN Assistant Professor and Clinical Manager of Mercury Court Clinic, Christian Ketel, is the recipient of the Nursing Excellence Award.

VUSN Assistant Professor, Leanne Boehm, announced as a recipient of the AACN Impact Research Grant

October 16, 2019

VUSN’s Leanne Boehm was announced as recipient of the annual AACN Impact Research Grant.  AACN Impact Research Grants support clinical inquiry that drives change in high-acuity and critical care nursing practice. Dr. Boehm will lead the research project at the Vanderbilt ICU Recovery Center. This study will examine the outcomes of patients who visit either an in-person…

New study shows breastfeeding gap widens between black and white U.S. babies

October 14, 2019

A new study suggests the gap in breastfeeding between black and white infants is widening. Dr. Melanie Lutenbacher, VUSN Associate Professor of Nursing and Medicine, commented on the findings “The results suggest that many women may need more support for breastfeeding than they currently receive. Most women can successfully breastfeed but often it is a learned…

Colleen Conway-Welch recognized posthumously by Community Foundation

October 10, 2019

The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee will honor the late VUSN Dean Colleen Conway-Welch with its Joe Kraft Humanitarian Award on Thursday, Oct. 17, at Nashville’s Music City Center. Conway-Welch is one of seven women honorees dubbed trailblazing Women of Wonder by the foundation for their demonstrated commitment to community, home and hearth, and individuals in need. Conway-Welch served as dean…

Q&A with VUSN’s Patricia Sengstack on nurses and tech

October 3, 2019

In a recent interview with HealthTech Magazine, Patricia Sengtack, VUSN Director, Nursing Informatics Specialty, warned against purchasing new tech equipment without consulting the nurses who will use it. Sengstack also discussed how nurses and other staff should be part of tech equipment purchasing decisions that can directly affect their work.

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