Author: Nancy Wise
May. 6, 2019—New research by School of Nursing professor Sheila Ridner finds that a special scan measuring lymphatic fluid volume is significantly better than a tape measure at predicting which women undergoing treatment for breast cancer are at risk of developing a common complication resulting from damaged lymph nodes.
Apr. 29, 2019—Mary Jo Gilmer is piloting new research into the effectiveness of therapy dogs in reducing the anxiety of children with cancer.
Jan. 23, 2019—Vanderbilt University School of Nursing opened a new $23.6 million building expansion containing a state-of-the-art simulation lab, technologically advanced classrooms and student services offices with a grand opening and ribbon cutting event on Jan. 22.
Oct. 19, 2018—Vanderbilt University School of Nursing has received a $1.43 million award from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration to develop and implement a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner education program for emergency nurse practitioner students.
Sep. 20, 2018—The American Association of Men in Nursing has named Vanderbilt University School of Nursing an AAMN Best School of Nursing. The honor recognizes a nursing school for significant efforts in recruiting and retaining men in the profession.
Sep. 6, 2018—Vanderbilt University School of Nursing welcomed 421 new students in August. Incoming master’s, doctor of nursing practice and Ph.D. in nursing science students each named the school’s faculty as one of the reasons they chose to attend.
Aug. 13, 2018—Montana State University's Peter Buerhaus, a former longtime Vanderbilt School of Nursing professor and an internationally recognized health care economist and workforce expert, will give the School of Nursing Dean’s Diversity Lecture on Tuesday, Aug. 28.
Aug. 10, 2018—The largest number of students—370 graduates—in the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing’s 108-year history graduated from their academic programs and were celebrated in pinning ceremonies Aug. 5.
Aug. 1, 2018—Virginia Maxwell George, professor of nursing, emerita, and an early champion of nurse practitioners, died July 26 in Nashville. George was founding director of Vanderbilt’s Family Nurse Practitioner Program, one of the first in the Southeast.