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Author: Kathy Rivers

VUSN’s gerontological nursing efforts recognized

Jun. 12, 2014—Vanderbilt University School of Nursing has been awarded membership in the National Hartford Centers of Gerontological Nursing Excellence (NHCGNE) in recognition of the highest level of commitment to the field of gerontological nursing.

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Love inducted as fellow in the National Academies of Practice

Jun. 5, 2014—Rene Love, DNP, director of the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Family) Program, was recently inducted as a Distinguished Scholar and Fellow in the Nursing Academy of the National Academies of Practice.

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Nursing student to appear on “Jeopardy” this week

Jun. 4, 2014—Vanderbilt University School of Nursing student Molly Anne Lalonde will be a contestant on “Jeopardy” starting June 5.

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Nursing graduates embrace chance to improve health care

May. 15, 2014—Linda Norman, DSN, R.N., Valere Potter Menefee Professor of Nursing and dean of Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, told graduates during Commencement and Investiture ceremonies last week that “this is the most exciting time to be a new master’s or doctorally prepared nurse because nursing is more appreciated than ever.

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Address highlights VUMC Nursing

May. 15, 2014—Executive Chief Nursing Officer Marilyn Dubree, MSN, R.N., reviewed the challenges of the past year and highlighted what Vanderbilt University Medical Center nursing is doing to prepare for the future at last week’s State of Nursing address, scheduled to coincide with National Nurses Week.

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Dubree to deliver State of Nursing Address May 8

May. 1, 2014—The Vanderbilt University Medical Center State of Nursing Address by Marilyn Dubree, M.S.N., R.N., executive chief nursing officer, will take place on Thursday, May 8, at 10 a.m. in 208 Light Hall. All members of the VUMC community are invited to attend.

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VUSN’s Pilon set to transition into new role

Mar. 27, 2014—Bonnie Pilon, Ph.D., senior associate dean for Clinical and Community Partnerships for the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, will step down from her leadership role beginning Jan. 1, 2015, and take a sabbatical year before returning to a faculty role at the school.

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Nurses hold key to meeting global health challenges

Mar. 6, 2014—The Nursing Leadership in Global Health Symposium brought together more than 230 attendees and international health providers representing 14 countries. The goal was to address improving care of patient populations by elevating the voice and influence of nursing on health policy and programming.

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Love to direct VUSN psychiatric nurse practitioner program

Feb. 13, 2014—Rene Love, DNP, MSN, has been named director of the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. She succeeds Susie Adams, Ph.D., R.N., who was recently named Nursing Faculty Scholar for Community Engaged Behavioral Health at VUSN.

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Study tracks pet therapy’s impact on young patients

Jan. 30, 2014—A Vanderbilt study is investigating whether therapy dogs can have a positive effect on children undergoing chemotherapy.

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Adams named to new VUSN community engagement post

Jan. 23, 2014—Susie Adams, Ph.D., R.N., has been named to the newly created position of Nursing Faculty Scholar for Community Engaged Behavioral Health at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing.

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Events honor King’s call to dream, serve, inspire

Jan. 23, 2014—Vanderbilt University Medical Center honored the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy with, among other events, a lecture by UCLA Nursing School Dean Courtney Lyder, N.D., Sc.D., and presentation of the annual Martin Luther King Jr. award.

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