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Author: Nancy Wise

Norman named ambassador for nursing research advocacy

Feb. 23, 2017—Linda Norman, DSN, R.N., dean of the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing and Valere Potter Menefee Professor of Nursing, has been named ambassador for the Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research (FNINR), an independent nonprofit organization that advocates for nursing science and its role in promoting the health and well-being of Americans.

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Using the Internet for good

Feb. 14, 2017—Terrah Foster Akard is helping children facing serious and life-threatening illness create a digital record of their lives, and measuring the impact the practice has on their emotional wellbeing.

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Ceremony highlights VUSN students’ achievements

Jan. 5, 2017—Family and friends of 17 Vanderbilt University School of Nursing students gathered in Benton Chapel Dec. 9 for pinning ceremonies. Among those receiving the nursing pin were two Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioners and nine Nurse-Midwifery Nurse Practitioners.

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Study to explore lymphedema self care for cancer survivors

Dec. 15, 2016—Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) Assistant Professor Jie Deng, Ph.D., R.N., has been awarded a $789,000 research scholar grant by the American Cancer Society to develop and test a self-care program for head and neck cancer survivors diagnosed with secondary lymphedema and fibrosis (LEF).

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New faculty: Susanna Rudy is developing a national fellowship standard for ENPs

Oct. 25, 2016—New Instructor in Nursing Susanna Rudy brings to Vanderbilt a wealth of experience. She’s a board-certified nurse practitioner in emergency, family and adult-gerontology acute care who earned a master’s degree in forensic science before earning master of science in nursing and doctor of nursing practice degrees, the latter two from Vanderbilt.

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VUSN, Sexual Assault Center create online training for student volunteers

Oct. 20, 2016—Soon Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) students interested in serving as crisis and support line volunteers for Nashville’s Sexual Assault Center (SAC) will be able to do so from any location in the country with the help of a newly developed online training program envisioned by Ginny Moore, DNP, and SAC’s Amanda Markham.

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Legislators encourage nursing students to share real-life impact of health care issues

Sep. 2, 2016—Be involved, be personal and be succinct. That's what two Tennessee lawmakers told doctoral nursing students interested in health care policy.

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Diverse opportunities, degrees draw School of Nursing students

Sep. 1, 2016—Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) has welcomed 478 new students from 45 states and three countries into its Master of Nursing Science (MSN), Doctor of Nurse Practice (DNP) and Ph.D. degree programs.

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Vanderbilt study shows people with Alzheimer’s have lower ability to perceive pain

Jul. 12, 2016—People with Alzheimer’s disease don’t perceive pain as readily as healthy older adults, and this may lead to delays and underreporting of pain. This alteration in pain detection may be one reason that people with Alzheimer’s disease and pain tend to be undermedicated and suffer unnecessarily, a trans-institutional group of Vanderbilt researchers reported recently in BMC Medicine.

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Search committee announced for VUSN senior associate dean for research

Jun. 27, 2016—Barbara A. Given, the Visiting Ingram Professor of Nursing at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing and university distinguished professor at the Michigan State University College of Nursing, will lead the search committee for the next senior associate dean for research for VUSN.

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VUSN faculty named fellows of the American College of Nurse-Midwives

Jun. 16, 2016—The American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) recently inducted Vanderbilt University School of Nursing’s (VUSN) Sharon Holley, DNP, MSN, associate professor of Nursing, and Tonia Moore-Davis, MSN, instructor of Nursing, into its 2016 class of fellows during ceremonies at the association’s annual meeting in Albuquerque.

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Vanderbilt University School of Nursing earns national CCNE accreditation

Jun. 16, 2016—Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) has received accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) for its Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree, Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) and post-master’s certificate programs for a five-year period through 2021.

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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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