Posts Tagged ‘VUSN’

A Vanderbilt Love Story

February 13, 2018

A call in the night started a Vanderbilt University Medical Center doctor and a School of Nursing faculty member on a path to romance that’s still as strong nearly three decades later. “She was really sweet and 34 years later, she’s still just as sweet,” Bill says. “It was meant to be,” Genie adds. A Valentine’s story from VUMC Voice

From the Tristar State to the Land of Eternal Spring: Vanderbilt and Guatemala

February 13, 2018

Vanderbilt School of Nursing MSN students and faculty head to Guatemala to work with a local clinic during spring break in March. Vanderbilt’s student newspaper, the Hustler, features that connection and others between Vanderbilt and Guatemala in an in-depth article.

Future AARP president tells doctoral students to take risks, engage and share power

January 23, 2018

One needn’t be a student to profit from Alicia Georges’ directions on becoming a leader. The soon-to-be volunteer head of AARP outlined a course to leadership that could be used by people in all career stages during her recent Dean’s Diversity Lecture, “Journey to Leadership in Nursing and Beyond: Insight for Future Nurse Leaders,” at…

Gilmer’s research about dogs helping children with cancer goes global, thanks to CNN

January 8, 2018

One of the top stories from CNN over the holidays featured Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Professor Mary Jo Gilmer and research on the effectiveness of animal-assisted interactions for children with cancer. The story showcased Swoosh, a therapy dog at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, and two boys he helped through cancer treatments….

School of Nursing student saves baby born in back seat of car outside Medical Center East

December 13, 2017

School of Nursing student Steven Welton, RN, will never forget the first baby he delivered. Welton took charge when Elijah Youssef was born unexpectedly in the back seat of his family’s Honda outside Medical Center East last week. Welton is halfway through VUSN’s ASN to MSN program for registered nurses who have associate degrees, but he’d never delivered a baby nor assisted in a delivery. Welton went beyond delivery, however — he actually saved Elijah’s life. Read the whole story in VUMC Voice.

“My dream was to be a nurse, taking care of critically ill children”

November 21, 2017

After four decades of caring for children, Jade Forlidas, BSN’73, MSN’90, is passing the torch to a new generation — including her daughter, Jessica van Meter, MSN’07, DNP’15, a LifeFlight nurse.