Posts Tagged ‘VUSN’

Thirty-nine years and thousands of patients later, alumna Julie Foss retires

April 2, 2018

When Julie Foss came to Vanderbilt in 1979, she knew exactly where she wanted to work – the Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU). Except for some brief stints in other areas, she has worked in MICU ever since. Foss, MSN’86, RN, NE-BC, retired in February after managing the MICU at Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital for nearly 30 years, a job on a high-stress unit that she never tired of. Read more from VUMC Voice

Nursing professor’s video wins advertising’s ADDY awards, heads to nationals

March 29, 2018

A video created to recruit families for a research study run by Terrah Akard, PhD ‘08, MSN ‘01, RN, FAAN, associate professor in the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN), has advanced to the national American Advertising Awards (formerly the ADDYs) competition where it will compete for the advertising industry’s best Public Service Online Film/Video/Sound award. The…

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….