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Photo Gallery: Fall 2018

October 17, 2018

  Two groups of Vanderbilt nursing students and faculty spent spring break in Latin America. One — a cohort from the Enhancing Community and Population Health course led by instructor Shelza Rivas,DNP, WHNP-BC, AGPCNP-BC, and assistant professor Natasha McClure, DNP, CPNP —traveled to Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, to assess Primeros Pasos, a rural community clinic for which…

Former Dean Colleen Conway-Welch has died

October 12, 2018

Colleen Conway-Welch, Ph.D., C.N.M., F.A.A.N., F.A.C.N.M., who during her 29 years as dean of the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing transformed nursing education at Vanderbilt and nationally, died Oct. 12 following a courageous battle with cancer. “Colleen Conway-Welch was a prescient leader at Vanderbilt who had a tremendous positive impact on our university and on…

Nursing researchers pair with clinicians for CEU session on implementing discovery into practice

October 8, 2018

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing alumni and faculty will reveal recent nursing science discoveries and how they translate into practice and improved patient care during a continuing education session on Friday, Oct. 12, from 2-4 p.m. in Nursing Annex room 155. “From Discovery to the Bedside: Vanderbilt’s Nursing Science to Nursing Practice” is part of…

VUSN rises in U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 graduate school rankings

October 4, 2018

  Vanderbilt University School of Nursing has again been named one of the nation’s “Best Graduate Schools” in the annual U.S. News & World Report rankings. The school’s Master of Nursing Science program moved up to No. 14 from No. 15 and its Doctor of Nursing Practice program continued as the No. 11-ranked DNP in…

School of Nursing launches redesigned MSN programs in informatics, leadership

September 26, 2018

  Vanderbilt University School of Nursing has redesigned two of its Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) specialty programs and relaunched them with revised curricula, educational formats and degree requirements. The programs, Nursing Informatics (NI) and Nursing and Health Care Leadership (NHCL), are now accepting applications for admission in fall 2019. “Nursing, perhaps above all…

Third-Party Advocacy of ImpediMed SOZO: A New Standard of Lymphedema Care for Primary Care Physicians, Health Plans and Payers

September 25, 2018

Sheila Ridner Ph.D., RN, FAAN, MSN, MSHSA, BSN, principal investigator of the PREVENT trial and the Martha Rivers Ingram Professor of Nursing at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing conducted an educational webinar series. The presentation proposed a new standard of care for health care providers and health plans that is aligned with the transition to value-based reimbursement.

School of Nursing names new assistant dean of diversity and inclusion

September 24, 2018

Rolanda Johnson, PhD, MSN, assistant dean for academics and associate professor of nursing, has been named assistant dean for diversity and inclusion for Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. She replaces Assistant Professor Jana Lauderdale, who returned to her faculty role. As assistant dean for diversity and inclusion, Johnson oversees VUSN’s efforts to support and foster…

Mary Ann Jessee receives top writing award from Journal of Nursing Education

September 21, 2018

An article written by Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Assistant Professor and PreSpecialty Level Academic Director Mary Ann Jessee, PhD, RN, has won the Christine A. Tanner Scholarly Teaching Award given by the Journal of Nursing Education. Jessee’s article, “Pursuing Improvement in Clinical Reasoning: The Integrated Clinical Education Theory,” was selected from all the major…

Memorial service for longtime faculty Virginia George set for Oct. 8

September 21, 2018

A memorial service for Virginia Maxwell George, BSN’47, MS’72, CFNC,  will be Monday, Oct. 8, at the School of Nursing. The memorial in celebration of her life will be at 4:30 p.m. in the Nursing Annex, Room 155. Attendees are encouraged to bring photographs or remembrances to share.  RSVP George, professor of nursing, emerita, and…

New Vanderbilt Bass Military Scholars Program supports veterans at School of Nursing

September 21, 2018

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing is one of five Vanderbilt graduate schools to participate in the new Bass Military Scholars Program, an initiative that will provide financial aid and programming support for honorably discharged U.S. military veterans. The program is funded by a new $25 million gift from the Lee and Ramona Bass Foundation and…