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Nitrous oxide makes a comeback

February 13, 2017

In 2014 Nicole Dutcher delivered her first child using natural childbirth. She was passionate about trying it again with her second pregnancy. But one thing stood in the way — her memory.

Using the internet for good

February 8, 2017

Even before she began working directly with children with life-threatening conditions, Terrah Foster Akard, MSN ‘01, PhD ‘08, was moved by their stories. In one, a 7-year-old boy stuffed pictures and notes into egg-shaped hosiery containers and hid them around his house like Easter eggs. His family found them after he died. In another, a…

U.S. Deputy Surgeon General encourages nurses to be bold and influence public policy

February 1, 2017

Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams, the U.S. Deputy Surgeon General, visited Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) on Monday, January 10, to speak to a packed audience of students, faculty, alumni and campus leaders. In her presentation, “Health Policy Priorities for Nursing: Past, Present, and Future,” the nation’s top nurse gave . . .

Nine Vanderbilt nurses honored by March of Dimes Tennessee

January 30, 2017

Nine nurses from Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) received top honors at the March of Dimes Tennessee Chapter Nurse of the Year Awards, held on Dec. 12 at the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs. The event, in its seventh year, recognizes nurses who embody leadership, compassion and excellence in…

School of Nursing holds December pinning and awards

January 5, 2017

Family and friends of 17 Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) students gathered in Benton Chapel Dec. 9, 2016 for pinning ceremonies. Among those receiving the nursing pin were two Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioners (AGPCNP) and nine Nurse-Midwifery Nurse Practitioners (NMW). In addition, six Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) graduates received pin guards signifying…

Health fair yields experience for students and savings for older adults

November 30, 2016

If VUSN students didn’t know how big a difference nurses can make in people’s lives, they do now. Their participation in a health fair at the Margaret Maddox Family YMCA in East Nashville went beyond the traditional health assessment. These students developed Medicare plan comparisons for 32 seniors that could result in potential savings of $75,923.85…