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Memorial celebration honoring Conway-Welch set for Nov. 12

Nov. 5, 2018—The Vanderbilt University School of Nursing will celebrate the life and impact of longtime dean Colleen Conway-Welch on Monday, Nov. 12.

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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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Minority undergraduates explore nursing during VUSN summer programs

Jul. 27, 2018—Undergraduates primarily from historically black colleges and universities considering careers in health care participated in two new programs launched at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing this summer.

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School of Nursing issues progress report on new building

Jun. 21, 2018—Dean Linda Norman recently took a construction update tour of the School of Nursing's new expansion project. The nearly 30,000-square-foot addition is scheduled to open this fall.

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VUSN’s Jones receives 2018 Rebecca Clark Culpepper Award

Jun. 6, 2018—Pam Jones, senior associate dean of clinical and community partnerships, received the Rebecca Clark Culpepper Education and Mentorship Award given jointly by Vanderbilt University School of Nursing and Vanderbilt University Medical Center Nursing during VUMC’s annual Nursing Honors awards ceremony May 25.

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Vanderbilt honors 2018 Founder’s Medalists

May. 11, 2018—Vanderbilt University recognized the top-graduating student from each of its undergraduate and professional schools on Friday, May 11, during annual Commencement ceremonies.

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New faculty: Mariann Piano, professor of nursing and senior associate dean for research

Oct. 16, 2017—Four to five drinks in an evening. Starting the weekend on Thursday with happy hour. No big deal, right? Wrong, according to Mariann Piano, whose work indicates that binge drinking by young adults 18-30 may lead to vascular dysfunction and increased vulnerability to cardiovascular disease.

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Incoming School of Nursing class includes first Executive Leadership DNPs

Aug. 30, 2017—The School of Nursing welcomed 474 new master of nursing science, doctor of nursing practice (DNP) and Ph.D. students in a series of orientation events Aug. 16-28. The new class included the school’s first cohort of eight Executive Leadership-track DNP students.

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VUSN and VUMC researchers receive FAANP funding for Choosing Wisely collaborative study

Aug. 14, 2017—A collaborative project between Vanderbilt University School of Nursing and Vanderbilt University Medical Center has received funding to pilot a project aimed at demonstrating the influence of nurse practitioners in reducing unnecessary testing.

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School of Nursing celebrates accomplishment during August pinning ceremonies

Aug. 9, 2017—The Vanderbilt University School of Nursing recognized more than 350 students for the completion of their programs with pinning ceremonies held at Langford Auditorium Aug. 6. Pinning is a tradition unique to nursing that signifies entry into the profession.

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