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Norman named dean of School of Nursing

Jun. 7, 2013—Linda Norman, DSN, R.N., who for 22 years has spearheaded curricular innovations at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN), will become the school’s new dean pending Board of Trust approval, effective July 1.

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Retiring Vanderbilt University School of Nursing dean honored for her service

May. 24, 2013—Friends, supporters and colleagues gathered to honor retiring dean Colleen Conway-Welch for her visionary leadership of the Vanderbilt School of Nursing.

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Study finds disagreement on the role of primary care nurse practitioners

May. 16, 2013—While physicians and nurse practitioners agree on general principles, survey reveals differences on specific policies Primary care physicians and nurse practitioners significantly disagree on some proposed changes to the scope of nurse practitioners’ responsibilities, according to a New England Journal of Medicine study released today. The study, led by investigators from the Vanderbilt University School...

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Nursing School graduates set for crucial health care roles

May. 16, 2013—Colleen Conway-Welch, Ph.D., CNM, dean of Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, told graduates during Commencement and Investiture ceremonies last week that “advanced practice nurses, nurse scientists, nurse managers and leaders are crucial to health care and to our country.”

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Photo: Nursing awards

May. 9, 2013—Marilyn Dubree, MSN, R.N., executive chief nursing officer, left, and Colleen Conway-Welch, Ph.D., CNM, dean of the School of Nursing, center, with Margie Gale, MSN, R.N., Employee Assistance Program nurse wellness specialist, who received of the Rebecca Clark Culpepper Education and Mentorship Award during the 2013 Nurses Week Awards and Recognition Ceremony last week in Langford Auditorium. Individual nurses, teams and supporters of nursing were acknowledged for their ongoing dedication to patients and families.

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Free online nutrition course kicks off May 6

May. 3, 2013—There is still time to join more than 66,000 students around the globe who have registered to take a free online course on nutrition from the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. The course begins May 6.

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Interdisciplinary health course boosts global experience

Apr. 25, 2013—A recent addition to interdisciplinary electives illustrates how Vanderbilt educators are working to bring future health care providers together to prepare for work in an increasingly global and multicultural world.

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Nursing society chapter celebrates 60th anniversary

Apr. 18, 2013—The Iota Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), founded at the Vanderbilt School of Nursing, recently celebrated its 60th anniversary with a guest lecture by Suzanne Prevost, Ph.D., RN., president of the nursing research honor society.

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Vanderbilt Guatemalan field station new interdisciplinary hub

Apr. 18, 2013—Vanderbilt University’s expanded commitment to research and sustainable development in Guatemala is reflected in this spring’s opening of a Guatemala City field station that is home to 13 projects.

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Photo: Distinguished visitor

Feb. 14, 2013—The Clinic at Mercury Courts staff recently welcomed Speaker of the Tennessee House of Representatives Beth Harwell, right, for a tour of the new facility, a comprehensive clinic that provides care to the homeless and transient populations in Nashville. Here,  Aaron Scott greets Harwell and VUSN’s Bonnie Pilon, DSN, R.N. Lipscomb University’s Chad Gentry, Pharm.D.,...

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Grant boosts VUSN’s Clinic at Mercury Courts

Jan. 31, 2013—More than 1,200 underserved and disadvantaged people in Nashville will gain access to high-quality primary care thanks to a Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Division of Nursing grant recently awarded to the Clinic at Mercury Courts.

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Superfoods: Eat more, lose weight

Jan. 17, 2013—  What if you could eat more and still lose weight? How about reduce disease and increase your lifespan? Sounds too good to be true, but Vanderbilt’s Barb Cramer talks with Vanderbilt School of Nursing’s nutrition expert Jamie Pope about choice foods that can help you change your health odds.   To learn more from...

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