November 16, 2007

New Web site to aid in planning for School of Nursing’s Centennial

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New Web site to aid in planning for School of Nursing’s Centennial

The Vanderbilt University School of Nursing is already hard at work planning for its 100th anniversary celebration, which will begin in July 2008 and run through 2009.

The school recently launched a special Centennial Web site to commemorate its rich history.

The site features an extensive timeline that follows the School from its beginnings as the Vanderbilt Hospital Training School with a handful of students to present day incarnation as a leader in nursing education with more that 600 students.

The Web site was also designed to help the school reconnect with more than 6,000 alums and former faculty members in preparation for a year's worth of activities, which will include a Centennial kick-off event, lecture series and a Fall 2008 gala.

Additionally, visitors to the site are encouraged to participate in the school's living history by sharing and submitting online personal stories and anecdotes about their experiences at the school.

As part of the celebration, the School of Nursing is also sending out a call for nominations for its “VUSN: 100 Years — 100 Leaders” recognition to honor alumni and faculty who have made significant contributions to the nursing profession or health care delivery system.

More details about the School of Nursing's Centennial and the criteria are available at