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Recent School of Nursing Recognitions and Honors

August 17, 2018

Faculty and students in the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing have recently been recognized for career accomplishments, research, scholarship and leadership. Student Kaitlyn McGowen, right with patient Roger Conrad, has been named a Cal Turner Program for Moral Leadership in the Professions fellow. Other recent honors include:

Alumna came to Vanderbilt as a teenager and never left — until now

August 15, 2018

Patty Hofstetter, BSN’77, RN, CPHQ, recently retired as Senior Quality and Safety Advisor for Vanderbilt University Medical Center after 41 years as a nurse. She came to Vanderbilt as a teenager and never left. When she started as a nurse in 1977, there were only two Medical Center buildings – the old Vanderbilt University Hospital…

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…

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…

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 …

VUSN Instructor, Shannon Cole, selected as Co-Director of VPIL

June 12, 2018

Drs. Shannon Cole and Melissa Hilmes have been named co-directors of the Vanderbilt Program in Interprofessional Learning (VPIL). Cole has been involved with VPIL since its launch in 2010, serving as part of the original planning committee for the program.