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Vanderbilt University School of Nursing to Unveil Renovations to Godchaux Hall with Special Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Sep. 28, 2006, 12:02 PM

After more than $2 million worth of renovations and two years of construction, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) will unveil its newly refurbished Godchaux Hall to the community at a special ceremony at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 29. (Media tours of the facility are available beginning at 10 a.m.) This is part of VUSN’s continuing efforts to meet the growing demands of the nursing shortage and better prepare advanced practice nurses.

Highlights of the renovation include an interactive 10-patient bed lab with simulated technology, behavioral suites for more research projects, classrooms and faculty offices. Fifty percent of the renovation funds were provided by the National Institutes of Health, the first time the organization has funded such a project.

Nashville Mayor Bill Purcell will be among the community and VUMC leaders on hand to unveil and rededicate Godchaux Hall. Patricia Grady, Ph.D., director of the National Institute for Nursing Research, and members of the Godchaux Family also will be in attendance, along with approximately 200 other supporters and community members.

The ceremony will take place in the parking lot immediately in front of Godchaux Hall, which is located at 461 21st Ave. South.

Media Contact:

Kathy Rivers

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing

Kathy.rivers@vanderbilt.edu

(615) 322-3894

(615) 476-3632, cell

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