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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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Commencement 2019

May. 8, 2019—Vanderbilt University's 2019 Commencement ceremonies begin at 9 a.m. Friday, May 10.

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Bioimpedance spectroscopy better than tape measure for identifying lymphedema risk

May. 3, 2019—Bioimpedance spectroscopy (BIS) is better than a tape measure for assessing a woman’s risk for developing lymphedema.

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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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VUSN launches Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner program

Feb. 14, 2019—Vanderbilt University School of Nursing recently held a three-day clinical immersion to launch its Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) education program for advanced practice nursing students, part of a $1.43 million grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

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March of Dimes chapter honors nine Vanderbilt nurses

Feb. 7, 2019—Nine nurses from Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Vanderbilt University School of Nursing recently received top honors at the March of Dimes Tennessee Chapter Nurse of the Year Awards.

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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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Colleen Conway-Welch, nursing education pioneer and emerita dean, has died

Oct. 12, 2018—Colleen Conway-Welch, PhD, CNM, FAAN, FACNM, who during her 29 years as dean of the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing transformed nursing education at Vanderbilt and nationally, died Oct. 12 following a courageous battle with cancer.

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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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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

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.

One hundred years ago, multiple “waves” of a deadly flu swept across the world.

Vanderbilt Medicine

One hundred years ago, multiple “waves” of a deadly flu swept across the world.

A diagnosis of cancer at any age is tragic, but during the adolescent and young adult years, it’s especially complicated.

Hope

A diagnosis of cancer at any age is tragic, but during the adolescent and young adult years, it’s especially complicated.

Karen Dyer Young cares for patients and members of the Dayani Center who have or are recovering from cancer or a stem cell transplant.

Momentum

Karen Dyer Young cares for patients and members of the Dayani Center who have or are recovering from cancer or a stem cell transplant.

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