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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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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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Results show on-site clinics lower school district care costs

Aug. 9, 2018—Onsite health clinics that provide primary care to teachers and their families can lower a school district’s health care costs, according to a new study that found these outcomes at Vanderbilt’s nurse-managed clinics at Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS).

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Buerhaus to deliver Aug. 28 VUSN Dean’s Diversity Lecture

Aug. 9, 2018—Peter Buerhaus, PhD, an internationally recognized health care economist and workforce expert, will give the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Dean’s Diversity Lecture on Tuesday, Aug. 28, noon-1 p.m., in VUSN’s Nursing Annex room 155.

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School of Nursing pins record-breaking number of graduates

Aug. 9, 2018—The largest number of students — 370 — in Vanderbilt University School of Nursing’s 108-year history graduated from their academic programs and were celebrated in pinning ceremonies Sunday, Aug. 5, at Langford Auditorium.

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Rising up

Jul. 26, 2018—Progress on the School of Nursing’s expansion shows the glass windows and limestone arch of its atrium entrance nearly complete.

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Minority undergrads get exposure to nursing careers

Jul. 26, 2018—Undergraduates primarily from historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) considering careers in health care participated in two new programs launched at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing this summer.

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VUSN lands grant to increase number of nursing faculty

Jul. 19, 2018—Vanderbilt University School of Nursing has received a $1.28 million grant to increase the number of qualified nursing faculty in U.S. colleges and universities.

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Nursing, Law students help seniors with advance care plans

Jul. 12, 2018—Older adults who need advance care plans and health care/financial power of attorney documents can get them easily and free of charge thanks to a new interprofessional pilot project involving Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, Vanderbilt Law School and Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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School of Nursing buildings to close temporarily starting June 27

Jun. 18, 2018—The School of Nursing buildings at 461 21st Ave. S. will be closed 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, through 6 a.m. Thursday, July 5, due to a planned power outage for major electrical work. The school will remain open with faculty and staff working from off-campus locations.

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School of Nursing recognizes faculty, staff, colleagues and honorary nurses

May. 31, 2018— Two longtime friends of Vanderbilt University School of Nursing were named honorary VUSN nurses, a leading researcher was recognized for service to faculty and students, and outstanding faculty and staff received school awards during the School of Nursing’s spring Faculty/Staff Assembly May 17.

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