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Author: Nancy Wise

School of Nursing presents first Divisional Commodore Award

Dec. 8, 2017—Ryan E. McNew, manager of Vanderbilt University School of Nursing’s Frist Nursing Informatics Center (FNIC) Support, has been named the school’s first Divisional Commodore Award recipient.

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VUSN doctoral students honor Dietrich, Hande

Nov. 30, 2017—Vanderbilt University School of Nursing doctoral students recently recognized Mary Dietrich, PhD, and Karen Hande, DNP, ANP-BC, with the school’s student-voted Dean Colleen Conway-Welch faculty awards.

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Study to explore cancer survivorship, sexuality

Nov. 9, 2017—Amid the intense discussions around head and neck cancer (HNC) treatment and survivorship planning, sexuality — an important quality of life issue — may understandably not be discussed. When and in what manner do patients with HNC want to talk about the impact the disease may have on their sexuality?

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School of Nursing receives HRSA grant for Clinic at Mercury Courts mental health providers

Oct. 26, 2017—The two-year Title VIII grant from the Health and Human Services Administration allows the Clinic at Mercury Courts, a nurse-managed primary care clinic located in one of Nashville’s most economically depressed areas, to add a psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner, social worker and psychiatrist to its existing primary care team.

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New faculty: Mariann Piano, professor of nursing and senior associate dean for research

Oct. 16, 2017—Four to five drinks in an evening. Starting the weekend on Thursday with happy hour. No big deal, right? Wrong, according to Mariann Piano, whose work indicates that binge drinking by young adults 18-30 may lead to vascular dysfunction and increased vulnerability to cardiovascular disease.

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VUSN names Kleinpell assistant dean for Clinical Scholarship

Sep. 21, 2017—Ruth Kleinpell, Ph.D., R.N., an internationally recognized nurse researcher, scholar and educator, has joined Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) as assistant dean for Clinical Scholarship and professor of Nursing.

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Piano named to lead School of Nursing research program

Sep. 14, 2017—Mariann Piano, Ph.D., a distinguished researcher in cardiovascular disease and expert on the effects of binge drinking and young adults, has been named senior associate dean for Research at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN).

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Two from VU take roles with Nashville Metro Board of Health

Sep. 14, 2017—Carol Etherington, MSN, R.N., associate professor of Nursing, emerita, was recently elected chair of the Metropolitan Board of Health of Nashville and Davidson County, and Alex Jahangir, M.D., MMHC, medical director of the Vanderbilt Center for Trauma, Burn and Emergency Surgery, joined the board as a member.

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Poverty simulation event helps attendees gain new perspective

Aug. 31, 2017—How do you cash your paycheck if the banks are closed when you get off work? What is your alternative to leaving your underage children home alone if you don’t have child care? And how can you get to work, meet with assistance providers or attend health care appointments when you don’t have transportation?

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First leadership-track DNP students among VUSN incoming class

Aug. 31, 2017—Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) welcomed 474 new Master of Nursing Science, Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and Ph.D. students in a series of orientation events Aug. 16-28. The new class included the school’s first cohort of eight executive leadership-track DNP students.

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Incoming School of Nursing class includes first Executive Leadership DNPs

Aug. 30, 2017—The School of Nursing welcomed 474 new master of nursing science, doctor of nursing practice (DNP) and Ph.D. students in a series of orientation events Aug. 16-28. The new class included the school’s first cohort of eight Executive Leadership-track DNP students.

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Students and faculty experience what life is like when you’re poor

Aug. 25, 2017—Health care providers, community leaders, and faculty and students from the School of Nursing and other area universities explored the challenges of poverty during a recent simulation pilot project.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer.  Don’t hesitate. Do it.

Momentum

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer. Don’t hesitate. Do it.

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

Vanderbilt Medicine

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

VUMC campus

VUMC campus

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

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