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Boot camp teaches skills to advanced practice clinicians

Sep. 30, 2019—More than 500 nurse practitioners and physician assistants from 42 states came to Vanderbilt University Medical Center from Sept. 9 to 13 for the eighth annual ACNP/PA Critical Care Boot Camp.

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School of Nursing faculty members honored as fellows

Sep. 5, 2019—Six Vanderbilt University School of Nursing faculty have been named fellows by the American Academy of Nursing, American Association of Nurse Practitioners and American College of Nurse-Midwives.

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VUMC shines in new advanced practice book

Feb. 28, 2019—Vanderbilt University Medical Center, a leading institution for advanced practice professionals, recently reached another milestone for prominence in this area.

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Boot camp boosts critical care skills

Sep. 20, 2018—More than 300 nurse practitioners and physician assistants from 40 states visited the Vanderbilt University Medical Center campus last week to attend the seventh annual Acute Care Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant Critical Care Boot Camp.

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Commission aims to revise opioid education efforts

Jul. 12, 2018—The Tennessee Commission on Pain and Addiction Medicine Education, a group representing medicine, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry and other health professions, recently submitted its initial recommendations on addressing the opiate crisis to Gov. Bill Haslam.

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Wellness strategies focus of APRN grand rounds

Feb. 1, 2018—There are more than 1,000 advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) and physician assistants (PAs) practicing at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), and their scope of practice expands every day. With that growth, there are tremendous opportunities for positive experiences in caring for patients and families, but nurses should also take time to care for themselves, said Marilyn Dubree, MSN, RN, Executive Chief Nursing Officer.

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‘Boot camp’ draws critical care nurses from across nation

Sep. 21, 2017—Vanderbilt’s already significant population of nurse practitioners and physician assistants swelled by more than 350 people recently, as attendees from 39 states came for the sixth annual ACNP/PA Critical Care Boot Camp.

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APRN Emergency Medicine Fellowship created

Sep. 7, 2017—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is starting an Advanced Practice Emergency Medicine Fellowship, one of the first programs in the country exclusively for nurse practitioners specializing in emergency care.

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VUSN and VUMC researchers receive FAANP funding for Choosing Wisely collaborative study

Aug. 14, 2017—A collaborative project between Vanderbilt University School of Nursing and Vanderbilt University Medical Center has received funding to pilot a project aimed at demonstrating the influence of nurse practitioners in reducing unnecessary testing.

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Vanderbilt Health OnCall now accepting insurance

May. 2, 2017—Vanderbilt Health OnCall (VHOC), the service that brings a house call from a dedicated team of Vanderbilt nurse practitioners to the home, workplace or hotel, now accepts Aetna Vanderbilt insurance plans as well as other major payer/insurer plans.

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Critical care ‘Boot Camp’ draws nurses from across the nation

Sep. 15, 2016—More than 350 critical care nurse practitioners, physician assistants and nursing leaders from 40 states came to Vanderbilt this month for the fifth annual ACNP/PA Critical Care Boot Camp.

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Tennessee Hospital Association honors three

Oct. 15, 2015—The Tennessee Hospital Association (THA) honored Vanderbilt faculty and staff members as well as a volunteer at the group’s annual meeting in Nashville recently.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

Vanderbilt Medicine

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

VUMC campus

VUMC campus

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital with helipad

Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital with helipad

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