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Author: Kathy Rivers

Nashville Coalition for the Homeless honors VUSN’s Ketel

Dec. 18, 2014—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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Photo: Starting point

Oct. 23, 2014—VUSN student Yvonne Carter checks the feet of a homeless client as part of last week’s Starting Point Health Event that provided free health screenings, flu shots, foot care, case management and information about housing opportunities to more than 150 members of Nashville’s homeless community.  More than 34 community agencies and organizations worked together to...

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Web storytelling study helps children cope with cancer

Oct. 23, 2014—The Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) has been awarded a $1.8 million grant by National Institute of Health/National Institute of Nursing Research. The four-year grant is in partnership with the Palliative Care Research Cooperative (PCRC), and will recruit children with advanced or relapsed cancer via Facebook and develop a Web-based tool so they can...

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VUSN study seeks to improve lymphedema care

Oct. 16, 2014—A new Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) study may lead to earlier detection and better outcomes for the 20-30 percent of breast cancer patients with lymphedema, the painful and stigmatizing arm swelling that often results from treatment.

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New faculty: Neal will train next generation of nurse-midwives

Oct. 13, 2014—Cesarean delivery is the most common major surgery in the United States. Although sometimes necessary for the health of mother or child, Jeremy Neal thinks too many C-sections are done without good rationale, contributing to adverse health outcomes.

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New faculty: Maxwell studies trauma recovery in older population

Oct. 3, 2014—Working in trauma and critical care for most of her career, Cathy Maxwell noticed profound differences among older patients and their responses to injury. Her curiosity led her to become a nurse researcher in this area.

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VUSN lecturer shares keys to successful negotiations

Sep. 25, 2014—Ron Shapiro, negotiator, sports agent, attorney, educator, author and civic leader, recently led a workshop titled “How to Negotiate so Everyone Wins, Especially You!” at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing.

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Geriatric nursing association honors VUSN’s Kim

Sep. 18, 2014—Vanderbilt University School of Nursing’s Jennifer Kim, MSN, received the 2014 Excellence in Leadership award from the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association at the group’s recent national conference in Orlando, Florida.

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Jessee named AACN leadership fellow

Sep. 11, 2014—The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) has selected Vanderbilt University School of Nursing’s Mary Ann Jessee, MSN, R.N., as a fellow in the Leadership for Academic Nursing Program.

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Incoming VUSN students driven to make a difference

Aug. 28, 2014—This year, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing welcomed 463 new students pursuing Master of Science in Nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice or Ph.D. degrees.

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VUSN workshop to feature noted author, sports agent

Aug. 14, 2014—Ron Shapiro, negotiator, sports agent, attorney, educator, author and civic leader, will lead a free workshop, “How to Negotiate so Everyone Wins, Especially You!” at the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing on Monday, Sept. 22, from 4 - 6:30 p.m.

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Health coaching certificate program to debut

Aug. 7, 2014—The Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Vanderbilt, Vanderbilt University Medical Center Nursing Service, and the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing have come together to sponsor a health coaching certificate program starting this fall.

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