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Author: Kathy Rivers

Providers key to reform: Bredesen

Jan. 17, 2013—More than 200 students, faculty and community members gathered Monday to hear former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen discuss his thoughts on meaningful health care reform, as part of the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Centennial Lecture Series.

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Photo: VUSN Pinning Ceremony

Dec. 13, 2012—The School of Nursing held its December Pinning Ceremony last week at Benton Chapel to celebrate the completion of specialty coursework for more than 20 students.

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New faculty: Jie Deng’s care for patients inspires lymphedema research

Nov. 28, 2012—For Jie Deng, the desire to further nursing research and education began with the SARS outbreak in China in 2003. At the time, she was the associate chief nursing officer at Peking University Health Science Center in Beijing. “Our nurses were incredible—the sacrifices they made for their patients,” Deng remembered. “We had very limited knowledge...

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New faculty: Cathy Ivory is committed to nursing science and research

Nov. 16, 2012—Cathy Ivory is conducting foundational research work in perinatal nursing informatics and introducing master’s students to the world of nursing informatics.

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Nursing School keeps military ties strong

Nov. 15, 2012—Vanderbilt University School of Nursing honored students, faculty and staff during a special Veterans Day celebration this week.

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VUMC nurses debut new set of bylaws

Nov. 15, 2012—Vanderbilt University Medical Center Nursing conducted its 2012 Bylaws Convention earlier this week. The Nursing Bylaws are reviewed and amended every two years to ensure they are an up-to-date governing guide for VUMC’s nearly 6,000-member nursing workforce.

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Study seeks new ways to help teens manage type 1 diabetes

Nov. 8, 2012—Shelagh Mulvaney, Ph.D., assistant professor of Nursing, leads a national team of researchers, engineers and designers that recently landed a $1.8 million federal grant to identify new ways to teach critical problem-solving skills to teenagers with type 1 diabetes using an Internet and mobile phone-based system.

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Nurses group names VUMC top employer

Oct. 25, 2012—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been named the Employer of the Year for 2012 by the Tennessee Nurses Association (TNA).

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VUSN to host preview of new PBS series ‘Call the Midwife’

Sep. 20, 2012—Vanderbilt University School of Nursing will host a free preview of the new PBS series, “Call the Midwife,” on Thursday, Sept. 27, at 7 p.m. at Sarratt Cinema.

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Donaldson named DNP program director

Aug. 30, 2012—Terri Donaldson, DNP, MSN, has been named director of Vanderbilt University School of Nursing’s Doctor of Nursing Practice Program. For the past year, she has served as co-director with Donna McArthur, Ph.D., MSN, who will continue as faculty in the DNP program that she helped develop. “Donna did a wonderful job launching our Doctor of...

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Collins to direct VUSN’s Nurse-Midwifery program

Aug. 23, 2012—Michelle Collins, Ph.D., CNM, has been named program director for the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Nurse-Midwifery program.

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Peterman takes post in Buffalo

Aug. 23, 2012—Debianne Peterman, Ph.D., MSN, director of Nursing Education and Professional Development at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has been appointed vice president and chief nursing officer of Women’s & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo — the hospital where she was born.

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