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School of Nursing benefactor Travis left lasting legacy

Jul. 12, 2012—Nancy Dillard Travis, an alumna and longtime friend and supporter of Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, died on June 30. She was 88.

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Nursing school project helps ready children for kindergarten

Jun. 28, 2012—Vanderbilt University School of Nursing students, working in partnership with the Martha O’Bryan Center, United Neighborhood Health Services (UNHS) and Kirkpatrick Elementary School, developed a pilot project to increase awareness and improve access for children in the Cayce Place community who need to register for kindergarten.

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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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