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VUSN DNP Alumna, Margaret Taylor, discusses what moms-to-be learn from each other through group prenatal care

July 7, 2019

“When you put people together and they can influence each other, the experience is so much stronger and more powerful,” said certified nurse midwife Margaret Taylor. “And certainly more effective than a midwife or physician telling a patient what to do.” Taylor is a Vanderbilt School of Nursing Faculty Practice Nurse-Midwives & Primary Care practitioner…

Brooke Faught, DNP, named 2019 Founder’s Medalist

May 10, 2019

The 2019 Founder’s Medalist for the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing was already a successful entrepreneur, institute director and nurse practitioner before earning her doctor of nursing practice. During her two-year doctor of nursing practice program at VUSN, Brooke Faught worked 60+ hours a week as director of the Women’s Institute for Sexual Health. The mother of three daughters (one with special needs), Brooke also volunteered in the community, gave professional presentations and served on the executive board of directors for two different professional organizations. Her DNP project focused on ways that providers might help young women with Down syndrome receive relevant and appropriate sexuality education.

ANA President to give May 13 VUSN Dean’s Diversity Lecture

May 3, 2019

Ernest J. Grant, PhD, RN, FAAN, the 36th president of the American Nurses Association and the first man elected to that office, will give the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) Dean’s Diversity Lecture on Monday, May 13, noon-1 p.m., in VUSN’s Nursing Annex room 161. Grant’s lecture, “Nursing at the Crossroads: The Future of…

Vanderbilt Nursing professor launches study on therapy animals and children with cancer

April 26, 2019

The sight of a dog in a therapy vest trotting down a hospital hallway or being petted by a child lying in a hospital bed is familiar to many, yet the scientific research showing the impact of therapy animals is largely anecdotal, says Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Professor Mary Jo Gilmer, PhD, FAAN. Her…

Guatemala service trip furthers students’ community health project

April 24, 2019

Students from the School of Nursing traveled to Guatemala during Spring Break 2019 to work with the Primeros Pasos clinic. Led by School of Nursing Instructor Shelza Rivas, DNP’17, MSN’15, BA’12, and School of Medicine assistant professor Brent Savoie, MD’09, BA’01, the group executed a quality improvement project as part of their yearlong Community Health…

Special-needs siblings inspire MSN student’s career in care

April 12, 2019

It was at Vanderbilt that Alexandra Vierling found her passion for nursing. But the idea of working at the intersection of health care and education was a seed planted long ago. Vierling’s two younger brothers both have special needs; Brendan, 18, has autism and Kevin, 16, has Down syndrome. Her brothers had a profound impact…