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Author: Nancy Wise

Technology better than tape measure for identifying lymphedema risk

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.

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Vanderbilt Nursing professor launches study on therapy animals and children with cancer

Apr. 29, 2019—Mary Jo Gilmer is piloting new research into the effectiveness of therapy dogs in reducing the anxiety of children with cancer.

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Vanderbilt School of Nursing celebrates grand opening of revolutionary building expansion

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.

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New faculty: Leanne Boehm

Nov. 12, 2018—Leanne Boehm is assistant professor of nursing.

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Miles for Mercury color run this Saturday

Oct. 25, 2018—The Vanderbilt Pre-Nursing Society will host the fifth annual Miles for Mercury event, a 3K and 5K color run, on Saturday, Oct. 27.

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School of Nursing receives $1.43M to develop Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner education

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.

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School of Nursing named best school for men

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.

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Faculty involvement, interest help draw incoming nursing students

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.

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Recent School of Nursing recognitions and honors

Aug. 23, 2018—Faculty and students in the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing have recently been recognized for career accomplishments, research, scholarship and leadership.

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Health care workforce expert to give Nursing Dean’s Diversity Lecture

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.

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School of Nursing pins record-breaking number of graduates

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.

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Virginia George, originator of VUSN’s family nurse practitioner program, dies

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.

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