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Author: Kathy Rivers

VUSN graduates ready to be positive force in health care

May. 14, 2015—Linda Norman, DSN, R.N., Valere Potter Menefee Professor of Nursing and dean of Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, told graduates during Vanderbilt’s Commencement and Investiture ceremonies last week that “nursing today is as influential as when Florence Nightingale defined and organized nursing in the United Kingdom in the 1800s. We are one of the most essential elements in health care delivery today and are being recognized for it.”

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Speaker explores nurse practitioners’ role in health reform

Apr. 30, 2015—Patients should have full and direct access to the health provider of their choice, according to Cindy Cooke, DNP, president-elect of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), who recently spoke to faculty, students and members of the community at Vanderbilt University School Nursing (VUSN).

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Nurse-Midwifery program lands high honor from ACNM

Apr. 30, 2015—Vanderbilt University School of Nursing’s Nurse-Midwifery Program has received a Lifetime Golden Commendation from the American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM) — one of only four educational programs in the country to achieve this recognition.

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Love named a fellow of AANP

Apr. 30, 2015—Rene Love, DNP, director of the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Lifespan) Program, has been selected as a Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).

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Grant to boost head and neck lymphedema research

Mar. 5, 2015—Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) has been awarded a four-year, $2.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research to establish a valid, clinically useful measurement battery for head and neck lymphedema and fibrosis (LEF).

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VUSN’s Schorn to be honored at Shade Tree Benefit Dinner

Mar. 5, 2015—Mavis Schorn, Ph.D., CNM, senior associate dean for Academics at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, will be honored at this year’s Shade Tree Benefit Dinner and Silent Auction on Wednesday, March 25.

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National Academies of Practice honors VUSN’s Kim, Parish

Feb. 26, 2015—Vanderbilt University School of Nursing faculty members Jennifer Kim, DNP, and Abby Parish, DNP, were recently elected as Distinguished Practitioners and Fellows of the National Academies of Practice (NAP).

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Patient experience key to improving outcomes: speaker

Jan. 29, 2015—Patients who feel included in their care have better outcomes, Christina Dempsey, MSN, MBA, chief nursing officer at Press Ganey, told a large audience at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing during her recent talk sponsored by the Patricia Townsend Meador Endowed lecture series.

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Moore to direct VUSN’s women’s health specialty program

Jan. 29, 2015—Ginny Moore, DNP, APRN, has been named director of the Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Specialty Program at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN). She has served as interim director of the program since August 2014.

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Jones to lead VUSN clinical, community partnership efforts

Jan. 15, 2015—Pam Jones, DNP, MSN, R.N., has transitioned from chief nursing officer for Vanderbilt University Hospital to her new role as senior associate dean for Clinical and Community Partnerships at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN).

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Nashville Coalition for the Homeless honors VUSN’s Ketel

Jan. 8, 2015—The Nashville Coalition for the Homeless recently honored Christian Ketel, DNP, MSN, manager of the Clinic at Mercury Courts, with the Phyllis M. Frank Volunteer Award.

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Pilon celebrated for VUSN community partnership efforts

Dec. 18, 2014—Vanderbilt and community members came together in the Langford Lobby last week to recognize Bonnie Pilon, Ph.D., R.N., who is stepping down from her role as senior associate dean for Clinical and Community Partnerships at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing at the end of this month.

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