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Colleen Conway-Welch, nursing education pioneer and emerita dean, has died

Oct. 12, 2018—Colleen Conway-Welch, PhD, CNM, FAAN, FACNM, who during her 29 years as dean of the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing transformed nursing education at Vanderbilt and nationally, died Oct. 12 following a courageous battle with cancer.

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Kudos: Read about faculty and staff awards, appointments and achievements

Mar. 1, 2017—Read about the latest faculty and staff awards, appointments and achievements.

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School of Nursing dean emerita named ‘living legend’

Aug. 11, 2016—Colleen Conway-Welch, dean emerita of the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, has been named a Living Legend by the American Academy of Nursing, one of nursing’s most distinguished and prestigious professional organizations.

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Documentary, panel discussion to explore ‘The American Nurse’

Nov. 17, 2014—The lives and work of five nurses on the front lines of the biggest issues facing America—aging, war, prisons and poverty—are explored in a new documentary film that will screen Tuesday, Dec. 2, at the Carmike Bellevue 8.

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Vanderbilt University honors 20 as emeriti faculty

May. 9, 2014—Twenty retiring faculty members were recognized during Vanderbilt’s Commencement ceremony May 9, when the university honored their years of service and bestowed on them the title of emeritus or emerita faculty.

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Travis family’s Vanderbilt legacy grows

Sep. 5, 2013—He was a successful, self-made businessman, and she was a pioneering nurse, but the many professional accomplishments of Nancy and Hilliard Travis were eclipsed only by their ongoing generosity to the community, especially their beloved Vanderbilt. The most recent example is a generous gift to the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing for student scholarships, and...

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Pinning ceremony celebrates VUSN students

Aug. 8, 2013—Nearly 300 Vanderbilt University School of Nursing students received their professional pins of Nursing at a ceremony held Sunday at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center in downtown Nashville.

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Norman named dean of School of Nursing

Jun. 7, 2013—Linda Norman, DSN, R.N., who for 22 years has spearheaded curricular innovations at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN), will become the school’s new dean pending Board of Trust approval, effective July 1.

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Retiring Vanderbilt University School of Nursing dean honored for her service

May. 24, 2013—Friends, supporters and colleagues gathered to honor retiring dean Colleen Conway-Welch for her visionary leadership of the Vanderbilt School of Nursing.

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Nursing School graduates set for crucial health care roles

May. 16, 2013—Colleen Conway-Welch, Ph.D., CNM, dean of Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, told graduates during Commencement and Investiture ceremonies last week that “advanced practice nurses, nurse scientists, nurse managers and leaders are crucial to health care and to our country.”

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Photo: Nursing awards

May. 9, 2013—Marilyn Dubree, MSN, R.N., executive chief nursing officer, left, and Colleen Conway-Welch, Ph.D., CNM, dean of the School of Nursing, center, with Margie Gale, MSN, R.N., Employee Assistance Program nurse wellness specialist, who received of the Rebecca Clark Culpepper Education and Mentorship Award during the 2013 Nurses Week Awards and Recognition Ceremony last week in Langford Auditorium. Individual nurses, teams and supporters of nursing were acknowledged for their ongoing dedication to patients and families.

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Photo: VUSN Pinning Ceremony

Dec. 13, 2012—The School of Nursing held its December Pinning Ceremony last week at Benton Chapel to celebrate the completion of specialty coursework for more than 20 students.

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