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Author: Kathy Rivers

New VUSN students eager to expand educational horizons

Aug. 23, 2012—Vanderbilt University School of Nursing is welcoming its largest class ever — 458 students who are pursuing either a master’s in the science of nursing, Doctor of Nurse Practice or Ph.D. in Nursing Science degree.

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Nurse practitioner group honors VUSN’s Case

Aug. 16, 2012—Vanderbilt University School of Nursing’s Jane Case, DNP, FNP-BC, recently received the 2012 Tennessee Nurse Practitioner Excellence Award from the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

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Buerhaus named to Institute of Medicine’s GME committee

Aug. 9, 2012—Peter Buerhaus, Ph.D., R.N., has been named to the Institute of Medicine’s Committee for Governance and Financing of Graduate Medical Education.

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Record number receive Nursing professional pins

Aug. 9, 2012—The largest group of students in Vanderbilt University School of Nursing's history received their professional pins of Nursing at a ceremony held Sunday at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center in downtown Nashville.

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Six VUSN, VUSM students selected for global health effort

Jul. 26, 2012—Three students in Vanderbilt University School of Nursing’s Master of Science in Nursing program and three rising fourth-year Vanderbilt University School of Medicine students have been selected as 2012 Frist Global Health Leaders.

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School of Nursing benefactor Travis left lasting legacy

Jul. 12, 2012—Nancy Dillard Travis, an alumna and longtime friend and supporter of Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, died on June 30. She was 88.

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Nursing school project helps ready children for kindergarten

Jun. 28, 2012—Vanderbilt University School of Nursing students, working in partnership with the Martha O’Bryan Center, United Neighborhood Health Services (UNHS) and Kirkpatrick Elementary School, developed a pilot project to increase awareness and improve access for children in the Cayce Place community who need to register for kindergarten.

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Vanderbilt University Medical Center achieves Magnet status

Apr. 20, 2012—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has been granted its second consecutive Magnet® status by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition Program®, a rigorous multi-year appraisal process reflecting the strength and quality of nursing and interdisciplinary collaboration at Vanderbilt. VUMC received its first Magnet designation in 2006.  

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VUSN Pinning Ceremony

Jan. 5, 2012—From left, School of Nursing Dean Colleen Conway-Welch, Ph.D., CNM, Nurse-Midwifery student Samantha Stearns and Nurse-Midwifery Program Director Mavis Schorn, Ph.D., CNM, pose for a photo at the school’s December Pinning Ceremony at Benton Chapel.

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Magnet update

Jan. 5, 2012—The American Nurses Credentialing Center appraisers will be at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and clinics Feb. 20-24. With just seven weeks to go, VUMC nursing leaders are encouraging everyone to re-familiarize themselves with Vanderbilt’s Nursing Professional Practice Model that illustrates how nurses practice, collaborate, communicate and develop professionally. Vanderbilt’s Professional Practice Model – on paper...

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Staff notice: Magnet Recognition Program site visit

Jan. 4, 2012—Your organization has applied to the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program for re-designation of the prestigious Magnet designation. This designation recognizes excellence in nursing services. You have an opportunity to participate in the evaluation process and are encouraged to do so. We will be coming to your hospital Feb. 20, 21, 22,...

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Study finds more young people becoming nurses

Dec. 6, 2011—Nursing shortage eased by 62 percent increase in young nurses over past decade.

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