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Pin ceremony honors VUSN students

August 10, 2007

More than 200 Vanderbilt University School of Nursing students received their professional pins of Nursing at a ceremony on Sunday. VUSN Dean Colleen Conway-Welch, Ph.D., welcomed a crowd of more than 2,000 family members and supporters to the ceremony, held at Belmont’s Curb Center due to construction at Langford Auditorium.

Infertility support group to assist couples

July 13, 2007

Couples who undergo infertility treatment often find the road both arduous and lonely. Although the woman and her partner receive ample information about the medical side of treatments like in vitro fertilization, for example, they can often be unprepared for the anxiety and depression that can accompany the path to either parenthood or child-free living.

700,000 drug reaction cases in EDs each year: Nurses are first to ID them

May 1, 2007

Shortness of breath. Rashes. Facial swelling. Fatigue. Itching. Hypotension. Dizziness. Confusion. Any one of these symptoms, and dozens of others, could be caused by an adverse drug event (ADE). New research says 700,000 patients come to EDs each year because of ADEs, and this number is expected to increase because of more older patients, more…

Innovative VUSN degree program marks milestone

December 21, 2006

Melissa Bogle doesn’t think of herself as a pioneer, but that’s exactly what she is. Bogle is the first student to successfully complete Vanderbilt University School of Nursing’s new dual Family Nurse Practitioner/Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program with a focus in Emergency Care, the first such program of its kind in the nation. “In the…

Vanderbilt LifeFlight helicopter visits Arnold AFB for training exercise

November 17, 2006

A Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) LifeFlight helicopter touched down at Arnold Engineering Development Center‘s (AEDC) airfield recently as part of a training effort to conduct airborne emergency evacuation familiarization training. A group of AEDC‘s firefighters were on hand to meet the helicopter‘s crew, a pilot and two registered flight nurses. Michael Gooch, Vanderbilt LifeFlight‘s…

VUSN students ‘pin’ hopes on advanced practice education

August 11, 2006

More than 200 Vanderbilt University School of Nursing students received their professional pins of Nursing at a ceremony on Sunday. VUSN Dean Colleen Conway-Welch, Ph.D., welcomed a crowd of more than 1,600 family members and supporters to the ceremony, held at Belmont’s Curb Center due to construction at Langford Auditorium.

Awards celebrate talent, dedication of VUSN faculty

June 2, 2006

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing recently hosted its 2006 Faculty Awards ceremony. In doing so, Dean Colleen Conway-Welch, Ph.D., reflected on the collaboration, commitment and excellence that makes VUSN one of the top nursing schools in the country. “The strength of our institution can be told in the talent and dedication of our faculty and…

The Last Word with Team Excel at the Vanderbilt School of Nursing

March 27, 2006

Determined to remain physically fit despite their busy schedules, a group at the School of Nursing (l-r: Crickett Harmer, Lee Ann Ruderer, Jacque Holling, Peggy Cameron, Carolyn Arakelian and Roberta Bradley) has found a way to make exercise a regular – and meaningful – part of their daily lives.

Pins signify nursing milestone

August 12, 2005

More than 200 Vanderbilt University School of Nursing students were recognized in a special ceremony on Sunday, receiving their professional pins of nursing for finishing the specialty program of their choice. The designation signifies that they can now begin working as nurse practitioners.

Close contact spurs breastfeeding: study

August 9, 2005

A researcher in the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing has discovered that skin-to-skin contact between mother and newborn immediately following birth can help babies more successfully begin breastfeeding. Bette Moore, who recently earned her Ph.D. at VUSN and is a lactation consultant at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, studied a small group of women in the…