Posts Tagged ‘VUSN’

School of Nursing dedicates atrium to former dean Colleen Conway-Welch

June 7, 2019

The atrium in the new $23.6 million Vanderbilt University School of Nursing building has been named after former dean Colleen Conway-Welch, PhD, FAAN, FACNM, who served as dean for 29 years and is credited with transforming nursing education at Vanderbilt and nationally. The Colleen Conway-Welch Atrium will serve as the main entrance to the school…

Terrah Akard selected as 2019 Chancellor Faculty Fellow

May 28, 2019

Associate Professor Terrah Akard, PhD, FAAN, has been selected for the 2019 cohort of Chancellor Faculty Fellows, a group of highly accomplished, recently tenured Vanderbilt University faculty from a wide variety of disciplines and areas of expertise.

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.

Phillippi to direct School of Nursing’s Nurse-Midwifery specialty

May 7, 2019

Julia Phillippi, PhD, CNM, FACNM, FAAN, assistant professor of nursing, has been named academic director of the Nurse-Midwifery program at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. She will also co-direct the Nurse-Midwifery/Family Nurse Practitioner dual-focus specialty with FNP Academic Director Courtney Pitts, DNP. The Nurse-Midwifery specialty is one of the school’s most competitive programs and is…

Professor Sheila Ridner named American Cancer Society ResearcHERS Ambassador

May 1, 2019

Sheila Ridner, PhD, RN, FAAN, Martha Rivers Ingram Professor and director of the Vanderbilt School of Nursing’s PhD in Nursing Science Program, has been named a 2019 American Cancer Society ResearcHERS Ambassador. In this role, Ridner is advocating for her fellow women researchers and raising funds to support their work. “When I was asked to…

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…