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Study finds nurses staying in workforce longer

Jul. 24, 2014—Registered nurses are staying in the workforce longer than in past decades, boosting the nation’s supply of R.N.s, according to a new study whose authors include Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Peter Buerhaus, Ph.D.

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VUSN’s gerontological nursing efforts recognized

Jun. 12, 2014—Vanderbilt University School of Nursing has been awarded membership in the National Hartford Centers of Gerontological Nursing Excellence (NHCGNE) in recognition of the highest level of commitment to the field of gerontological nursing.

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Love inducted as fellow in the National Academies of Practice

Jun. 5, 2014—Rene Love, DNP, director of the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Family) Program, was recently inducted as a Distinguished Scholar and Fellow in the Nursing Academy of the National Academies of Practice.

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Nursing student to appear on “Jeopardy” this week

Jun. 4, 2014—Vanderbilt University School of Nursing student Molly Anne Lalonde will be a contestant on “Jeopardy” starting June 5.

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Nursing graduates embrace chance to improve health care

May. 15, 2014—Linda Norman, DSN, R.N., Valere Potter Menefee Professor of Nursing and dean of Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, told graduates during Commencement and Investiture ceremonies last week that “this is the most exciting time to be a new master’s or doctorally prepared nurse because nursing is more appreciated than ever.

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Founder’s Medals awarded at Vanderbilt Commencement

May. 9, 2014—Top scholars from Vanderbilt's undergraduate and professional schools were honored with Founder’s Medals May 9, 2014.

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VUSN’s Pilon set to transition into new role

Mar. 27, 2014—Bonnie Pilon, Ph.D., senior associate dean for Clinical and Community Partnerships for the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, will step down from her leadership role beginning Jan. 1, 2015, and take a sabbatical year before returning to a faculty role at the school.

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Love to direct VUSN psychiatric nurse practitioner program

Feb. 13, 2014—Rene Love, DNP, MSN, has been named director of the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. She succeeds Susie Adams, Ph.D., R.N., who was recently named Nursing Faculty Scholar for Community Engaged Behavioral Health at VUSN.

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Study tracks pet therapy’s impact on young patients

Jan. 30, 2014—A Vanderbilt study is investigating whether therapy dogs can have a positive effect on children undergoing chemotherapy.

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Adams named to new VUSN community engagement post

Jan. 23, 2014—Susie Adams, Ph.D., R.N., has been named to the newly created position of Nursing Faculty Scholar for Community Engaged Behavioral Health at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing.

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VUSN lands community partnership honors

Jan. 16, 2014—Vanderbilt University School of Nursing was recognized as the Community Partner for the Year 2013 by Prospect Inc., a local nonprofit organization with home and day support services and employment training for individuals with disabilities over the age of 18.

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UCLA Nursing School dean set for MLK lecture

Jan. 9, 2014—Courtney H. Lyder, N.D., Sc.D., dean of the UCLA School of Nursing, is set to deliver the keynote address during the 2014 Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture at Vanderbilt University Medical Center on Monday, Jan. 20.

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