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Author: Nancy Wise

Five-year, multi-site trial to assess lymphedema prevention concludes

Jun. 20, 2022—Lymphedema study results could be a game-changer for breast cancer patients and survivors. The Vanderbilt-led trial found that patients with early detection who used L-Dex with additional intervention were less likely to progress to chronic lymphedema than patients monitored with a tape measure receiving the same intervention. 

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School of Nursing launches Tennessee’s first master of nursing degree to prepare registered nurses

May. 25, 2022—Vanderbilt University School of Nursing has launched a Master of Nursing (MN) degree to help meet the high demand for registered nurses in health care settings throughout the nation. The program aims to attract people looking for a career change or those with a bachelor’s degree in another field. Applications are open and will be accepted through August. The program will begin in spring 2023. 

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National nursing leader Dawson set for MLK lecture

Jan. 5, 2022—Martha Dawson, DNP, RN, president of the National Black Nurses Association, will present Vanderbilt’s 21st annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Lecture on Monday, Jan. 17, noon-1 p.m.

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Vanderbilt mourns loss of Tom Christenbery, beloved professor and champion of compassion in nursing

Feb. 19, 2021—Thomas L. Christenbery, PhD, CNE, professor of nursing and director of program evaluation at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, died unexpectedly in his sleep Tuesday, Feb. 16. He was 66.

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Kate Payne, Vanderbilt bioethicist and nurse, has died

Jan. 13, 2021—Associate Professor of Nursing Kate Payne, JD, RN, NC-BC, a bioethicist, attorney and beloved nurse leader at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, died at the Alive Hospice Residence on Jan. 6 after a very brief and unexpected illness.

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VUSN recognized for recruiting, retaining men in nursing

Nov. 18, 2020—The American Association of Men in Nursing has again named Vanderbilt University School of Nursing an AAMN Best School of Nursing. This is the third consecutive year that the school was recognized by the association.

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School of Nursing lands national award for diversity

Nov. 5, 2020—Vanderbilt University School of Nursing has received the 2020 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.

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VUSN lands grant to increase diversity in health care providers

Nov. 5, 2020—Vanderbilt University School of Nursing has launched a scholarship program for family nurse practitioner, nurse-midwifery and dual nurse-midwifery/FNP master’s students that aims to increase diversity in primary health care providers, particularly in medically underserved areas.

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Gilmer named to International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame

May. 27, 2020—Mary Jo Gilmer, PhD, MBA, professor of Nursing, has been selected for induction into the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame by Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.

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Nursing students participate in virtual clinical training

Apr. 22, 2020—What do you do with 154 nursing students who are suddenly unable to participate in the hands-on nursing (clinical) care that makes up 60% of their education each week?

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VUSN seeking applicants for new community-based nurse practitioner fellowship

Feb. 20, 2020—New nurse practitioners and nurse practitioner students who want to work with rural or medically underserved populations are invited to apply for Vanderbilt University School of Nursing’s new community-based nurse practitioner fellowships based in Tennessee.

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Zsamboky named to lead psych-mental health NP program

Feb. 20, 2020—Marci Zsamboky, DNP, RN, PMHNP/CNS-BC, has been named academic director of the Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Lifespan) specialty at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing.

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