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Vanderbilt honors top graduates during Commencement

May. 11, 2012—Top scholars from Vanderbilt University’s undergraduate and professional schools are being honored with Founder’s Medals during Commencement on Friday, May 11.

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On a Patient’s Worst Day

Apr. 26, 2012—Minutes from now, the newly conscious patient will flail softly in her bed and try to pull out her breathing tube. A nurse will be there to stay her hand. Right now, though, she’s slipping toward death. As she was being turned in her bed, her heart rate plummeted, and it hasn’t returned. She’s gone...

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Lecture on social media and diabetes education March 23

Mar. 21, 2012—Using social media to communicate and educate about diabetes is the topic of a lunchtime lecture on March 23. Shelagh Mulvaney, assistant professor of nursing, biomedical informatics and pediatrics at Vanderbilt, will discuss “The Rules of Engagement: Using Social Technologies to Enhance Diabetes Education” at noon Friday, March 23, in Preston Research Building, Room 206....

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Staff notice: Magnet Recognition Program site visit

Jan. 30, 2012—Your organization has applied to the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program for re-designation of the prestigious Magnet designation. This designation recognizes excellence in nursing services. You have an opportunity to participate in the evaluation process and are encouraged to do so. We will be coming to your hospital Feb. 20, 21, 22,...

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January issue of ‘Vanderbilt View’ available now

Jan. 10, 2012—The January 2012 issue of Vanderbilt View – featuring a cover story about Vanderbilt nurses’ work in Nashville public schools – is available on stands and online now. The issue also includes articles on the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt, the new Community Connections initiative for staff, and a profile of Vanderbilt Law School’s Vijay Padmanabhan, whose...

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VUSN Pinning Ceremony

Jan. 5, 2012—From left, School of Nursing Dean Colleen Conway-Welch, Ph.D., CNM, Nurse-Midwifery student Samantha Stearns and Nurse-Midwifery Program Director Mavis Schorn, Ph.D., CNM, pose for a photo at the school’s December Pinning Ceremony at Benton Chapel.

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Staff notice: Magnet Recognition Program site visit

Jan. 4, 2012—Your organization has applied to the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program for re-designation of the prestigious Magnet designation. This designation recognizes excellence in nursing services. You have an opportunity to participate in the evaluation process and are encouraged to do so. We will be coming to your hospital Feb. 20, 21, 22,...

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Nurses on a Mission

Jan. 1, 2012—How three Vanderbilt nurses are changing the world, one child at a time Marie Phillips, Kathy Warren and Theresa Hook are Vanderbilt nurses, but they don’t clock in at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. They wear School of Nursing identification badges, but you won’t see them in the halls of Vanderbilt’s hospitals or clinics. Through a...

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Study finds more young people becoming nurses

Dec. 6, 2011—Nursing shortage eased by 62 percent increase in young nurses over past decade.

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VUCast: Vanderbilt Bookstore grand opening

Nov. 14, 2011—This Week on VUCast, Vanderbilt’s weekly newscast  highlighting  research, experts, students, sports and everything Vanderbilt: experience the grand opening of the new Vanderbilt Bookstore the dangers and solutions for handling old medicine  and Peabody through the centuries

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Fall 2011 issue of ‘Vanderbilt Nurse’ available now

Nov. 4, 2011—The Fall 2011 edition of Vanderbilt Nurse magazine tackles issues surrounding America’s prescription drug problem – including the safe and proper disposal of prescription drugs, the dangers of improper prescription drug use, and the epidemic of prescription drug abuse by teens. Also read how School of Nursing alumna Christine Shih uses her love of Regency...

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The Next Chapter

Nov. 1, 2011—The Yellow Ribbon Program is helping veterans and their family members pursue education For Erin Gardiner, the decision to pursue a career in medicine was forged on the battlefield. As the executive officer for an Army surgical team stationed in Seoul, South Korea, Gardiner worked with an elite unit designed to mobilize quickly to perform...

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