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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.
Alumna is on the frontline of the opioid epidemic in rural America
June 11, 2018
Alumna Anna Froelich, MSN’17, is the lead provider in a Suboxone therapy program in Sierra Vista, AZ. Small clinics like hers are making inroads in treating the opioid epidemic in rural America.
June 5, 2018
Stuart Downs, DNP’13, MSN’10, was honored with Atlanta’s Executive Nursing Leadership Excellence Award last month at the area’s Celebrating Nurses luncheon. The award recognizes a chief nursing officer or chief nursing executive serving in an administrative capacity in a Metro Atlanta hospital who demonstrates advocacy, vision and collaboration to improve patient care and the nursing workplace. Previously chief nursing officer and vice president, Downs is now chief operating officer and vice president of WellStar Atlanta Medical Center.