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VUSN named a National League for Nursing Center of Excellence

Aug. 15, 2019—The National League for Nursing (NLN) has named Vanderbilt University School of Nursing an NLN Center of Excellence (COE) in recognition of its high standards of educational excellence and visionary leadership.

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Three School of Nursing faculty named first Valere Potter Distinguished Dean’s Faculty Fellows

Jun. 13, 2019—Cathy Maxwell, PhD, Shelagh Mulvaney, PhD, and Bethany Rhoten, PhD, have been named Vanderbilt University School of Nursing’s first Valere Potter Distinguished Dean’s Faculty Fellows.

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Phillippi to direct Vanderbilt’s Nurse-Midwifery program

May. 22, 2019—Julia Phillippi, PhD, CNM, 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 Courtney Pitts, DNP, FNP.

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Nursing graduates embrace quest for health care excellence

May. 16, 2019—Dean Linda Norman, DSN, told the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing’s 2019 graduating class that she is optimistic about the future of health care because of them.

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Therapy animals’ impact on children with cancer studied

May. 2, 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. Her work is changing that.

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Piano named to nurse researcher hall of fame

Apr. 18, 2019—Mariann Piano, PhD, RN, the Nancy and Hilliard Travis Professor of Nursing and Senior Associate Dean for Research at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, has been selected for induction into the Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame.

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Undiagnosed Diseases Network helps guide girl’s medical journey

Mar. 14, 2019—On July 6, 2017, the Krauter family of Hiawatha, Kansas, received a belated 4th birthday present for their younger daughter, Mady — a diagnosis for a host of worsening neurological symptoms that they first noticed when she was 3 months old.

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School of Nursing celebrates grand opening of building expansion

Jan. 28, 2019—Vanderbilt University School of Nursing opened a new $23.6 million building expansion containing a state-of-the-art simulation lab, technologically advanced classrooms and student services offices with a grand opening and ribbon cutting event on Jan. 22.

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VUSN to develop Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner program

Nov. 8, 2018—Vanderbilt University School of Nursing has received a $1.43 million award from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to develop and implement a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) education program for emergency nurse practitioner (ENP) students.

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VUSN honored for efforts to recruit, retain men in nursing

Oct. 3, 2018—The American Association for Men in Nursing has named Vanderbilt University School of Nursing a Best School of Nursing by the American Association of Men in Nursing (AAMN). The honor recognizes a school for significant efforts in recruiting and retaining men in the nursing profession.

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Johnson named VUSN assistant dean for Diversity and Inclusion

Sep. 27, 2018—Rolanda Johnson, PhD, MSN, assistant dean for Academics and associate professor of Nursing, has been named assistant dean for Diversity and Inclusion for Vanderbilt University School of Nursing.

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School of Nursing students drawn to culture of mentoring

Sep. 6, 2018—It was unanimous. Incoming master’s, doctor of nursing practice and PhD students each named the school’s faculty as one of the reasons they chose to attend Vanderbilt University School of Nursing.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

Sharon Seibert is among the more than 5,000 patients who have received a stem cell transplant at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, which has one of the best survival rates in the nation and is at the forefront of new cellular therapies.

Momentum

Sharon Seibert is among the more than 5,000 patients who have received a stem cell transplant at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, which has one of the best survival rates in the nation and is at the forefront of new cellular therapies.

The first few minutes of Charlie’s life were a blur, as a team of doctors and nurses at VUMC worked to resuscitate him and stabilize his heart rate. He was then transferred to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

Hope

The first few minutes of Charlie’s life were a blur, as a team of doctors and nurses at VUMC worked to resuscitate him and stabilize his heart rate. He was then transferred to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

Tucked away in a Vanderbilt conference room, 36 adults huddle over Lego pieces. Eleven teams have been assigned to assemble multicolored Legos using the written directions included in the packet. The result should be a Frankenstein figure.

Vanderbilt Nurse

Tucked away in a Vanderbilt conference room, 36 adults huddle over Lego pieces. Eleven teams have been assigned to assemble multicolored Legos using the written directions included in the packet. The result should be a Frankenstein figure.

Marissa Benchea has CF, and she is one of hundreds of thousands of adults not only surviving but thriving with a chronic childhood disease.

Vanderbilt Medicine

Marissa Benchea has CF, and she is one of hundreds of thousands of adults not only surviving but thriving with a chronic childhood disease.

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