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Medical Center Nursing Archives

Team recognized for improving how lab samples are labeled

Feb. 14, 2019—Following a massive initiative that changed how every lab sample is labeled and how those samples are matched to patients, critical results that guide patient care at Vanderbilt University Medical Center are returning to health care teams in about half the time it once took.

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March of Dimes chapter honors nine Vanderbilt nurses

Feb. 7, 2019—Nine nurses from Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Vanderbilt University School of Nursing recently received top honors at the March of Dimes Tennessee Chapter Nurse of the Year Awards.

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Grand rounds event highlights Advanced Practice Nursing

Jan. 31, 2019—About 200 people gathered at Light Hall on Jan. 15 for the kickoff of the 2019 series of Advanced Practice Grand Rounds, a monthly educational series organized by the VUMC Office of Advanced Practice.

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Cirpili returns as CNO for Psychiatric Hospital

Dec. 20, 2018—Avni Cirpili, DNP, RN, has returned as Chief Nursing Officer for Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital (VPH) and Vanderbilt Behavioral Health (VBH) after nearly three years as senior vice president and chief nursing officer at the Menninger Clinic in Houston.

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New publication highlights research by VUMC nurses

Jul. 12, 2018—Nurse researchers have a powerful new outlet to share their work with the Vanderbilt community. It’s called The Empowered Nurse, a twice-yearly, peer-reviewed journal for and about nursing research. The Office of Nursing Research released the first issue in May in celebration of Nurses Week.

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Wellness strategies focus of APRN grand rounds

Feb. 1, 2018—There are more than 1,000 advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) and physician assistants (PAs) practicing at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), and their scope of practice expands every day. With that growth, there are tremendous opportunities for positive experiences in caring for patients and families, but nurses should also take time to care for themselves, said Marilyn Dubree, MSN, RN, Executive Chief Nursing Officer.

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‘Boot camp’ draws critical care nurses from across nation

Sep. 21, 2017—Vanderbilt’s already significant population of nurse practitioners and physician assistants swelled by more than 350 people recently, as attendees from 39 states came for the sixth annual ACNP/PA Critical Care Boot Camp.

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APRN Emergency Medicine Fellowship created

Sep. 7, 2017—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is starting an Advanced Practice Emergency Medicine Fellowship, one of the first programs in the country exclusively for nurse practitioners specializing in emergency care.

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Patient Flow Nurses help increase efficiency of discharge process

Aug. 3, 2017—Patient Flow Nurses (PFNs) are passionate about their role — helping expedite the discharge of patients to decrease length of stay, reduce readmissions and open beds for other patients.

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Address highlights VUMC Nursing’s achievements

May. 25, 2017—Executive Chief Nursing Officer Marilyn Dubree, MSN, R.N., revisited the successes of Vanderbilt Nursing over the last year and looked to the future in her 2017 State of Nursing address on May 25 in Light Hall.

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Appraisers’ visit is final step of VUMC Nursing’s third Magnet Designation

Apr. 27, 2017—Four appraisers from the American Nurses Credentialing Center are visiting Vanderbilt University Medical Center this week as the final step toward the Medical Center earning a third Magnet Designation.

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Article explores nursing professionalism system

Apr. 13, 2017—Nurses have an essential role in supporting a professional work environment, and to do so, they must build a system that promotes it. That is the message from Executive Chief Nursing Officer Marilyn Dubree, MSN, R.N., in a newly-published article in the April issue of American Nurse Today magazine.

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