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VUSN Graduate Student, Sarah P. Cox, Awarded 2018 APNA Board of Directors Student Scholarship

August 7, 2018

VUSN student Sarah P. Cox was one of 30 talented nursing students selected to receive the 2018 Board of Directors Student Scholarship by the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA). The APNA student scholarship program seeks to encourage students to experience the rewarding field of psychiatric-mental health nursing and develop the next generation of leaders in…

Virginia George, longtime faculty and originator of VUSN’s family nurse practitioner program, dies

August 1, 2018

Virginia Maxwell George, BSN’47, MS’72, CFNC, professor of nursing, emerita, and an early champion of nurse practitioners, died of natural causes on July 26 in Nashville, Tennessee. She was 94. George was founding director of Vanderbilt’s Family Nurse Practitioner Program, one of the first in the Southeast. A 1947 VUSN graduate, she taught at Vanderbilt…

Health care workforce expert Peter Buerhaus to give Aug. 28 diversity lecture

July 30, 2018

Peter Buerhaus, PhD, FAAN, an internationally recognized health care economist and workforce expert, will give the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Dean’s Diversity Lecture on Tuesday, Aug. 28, noon-1 p.m., in VUSN’s Nursing Annex room 155. His talk, “Registered Nurses and Advanced Practice Registered Nurses: Improving Diversity and Improving Access to Primary Care in Underserved…

Minority undergraduates explore nursing during VUSN summer programs

July 28, 2018

Undergraduates primarily from historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) considering careers in health care participated in two new programs launched at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing this summer. In June, the Summer Professional Immersion in Nursing (SPIN) program provided eight undergraduate students from Fisk and Vanderbilt universities the opportunity to gain exposure to the nursing…

School of Nursing receives $1.28 million HRSA grant for future faculty

July 10, 2018

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing has received a $1.28 million grant to increase the number of qualified nursing faculty in U.S. colleges and universities. Funding from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP) will support VUSN Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) students who plan to become nursing faculty in…

Vanderbilt Law and Nursing student clinic provides seniors with advance care planning and legal documents

June 28, 2018

Older adults who need advance care plans and health care/financial power of attorney documents can get them easily and free of charge thanks to a new interprofessional pilot project involving Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, Vanderbilt Law School and Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The pilot is underwritten by Nashville’s West End Home Foundation. The Medical-Legal Partnership Clinic …

Young drinkers beware: Binge drinking may cause heart risks

June 27, 2018

You might want to think before you go out drinking again tonight. Research by Mariann Piano, senior associate dean of research at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, has found that young adults who frequently binge drink were more likely to have specific cardiovascular risk factors such as higher blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar at…

New graduate online courses in genetics

June 20, 2018

Two elective courses, one focusing on the basics of genetics/genomics, and the other one exploring genetics in personalized health care will be offered online by Vanderbilt University School of Nursing this fall. The two courses, Foundations of Genetics/Genomics in Health Care and Genetics in Clinical Practice, will be taught by Assistant Professor Laurie M. Connors,…

Countdown to completion: Progress report on new VUSN building

June 19, 2018

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Dean Linda Norman, DSN, FAAN, recently toured the school’s new expansion currently under construction at 461 21st Ave. S. She was joined by members of Vanderbilt’s campus planning department, VUSN staff working on the project, and representatives of the project’s contractor D.F. Chase and architectural firm Hastings Architecture Associates. Work on…

School of Nursing building closures and power outage

June 19, 2018

The School of Nursing buildings at 461 21st Ave. S. will be closed from 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 27 through 6 a.m. Thursday, July 5, due to a planned power outage for major electrical work. The school will remain open with faculty and staff working from off-campus locations. The closure impacts Godchaux Hall, Patricia Champion…

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