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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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VUSN names Kleinpell assistant dean for Clinical Scholarship

Sep. 21, 2017—Ruth Kleinpell, Ph.D., R.N., an internationally recognized nurse researcher, scholar and educator, has joined Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) as assistant dean for Clinical Scholarship and professor of Nursing.

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Piano named to lead School of Nursing research program

Sep. 14, 2017—Mariann Piano, Ph.D., a distinguished researcher in cardiovascular disease and expert on the effects of binge drinking and young adults, has been named senior associate dean for Research at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN).

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Pain and Alzheimer’s disease

Sep. 5, 2017—Clinicians should use a structured interview in people with Alzheimer’s disease to identify pain that might be otherwise overlooked.

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Poverty simulation event helps attendees gain new perspective

Aug. 31, 2017—How do you cash your paycheck if the banks are closed when you get off work? What is your alternative to leaving your underage children home alone if you don’t have child care? And how can you get to work, meet with assistance providers or attend health care appointments when you don’t have transportation?

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First leadership-track DNP students among VUSN incoming class

Aug. 31, 2017—Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) 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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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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Students and faculty experience what life is like when you’re poor

Aug. 25, 2017—Health care providers, community leaders, and faculty and students from the School of Nursing and other area universities explored the challenges of poverty during a recent simulation pilot project.

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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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Nursing’s Maxwell honored with National Hartford Center Award

Jul. 31, 2017—The National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence has named Cathy Maxwell, assistant professor of nursing, its 2017 Innovation Award recipient. The award recognizes and celebrates innovative programs and projects that highlight excellence in gerontological nursing.

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School of Nursing receives $1.2M to support students planning faculty careers

Jul. 19, 2017—Vanderbilt University School of Nursing has received a $1.2 million grant to support doctor of nursing practice students who plan to become nursing faculty. The grant is part of the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration’s Nurse Faculty Loan Program.

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Vanderbilt School of Nursing breaks ground for new building

Jun. 22, 2017—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos, Provost Susan R. Wente and School of Nursing Dean Linda Norman celebrated the groundbreaking for the Vanderbilt School of Nursing's new building June 20.

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