Author: Kathy Rivers
VUSN Alzheimer’s study to explore perception of pain
Oct. 15, 2015—Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) has been awarded a four-year $660,633 grant from the National Institute of Health’s National Institute on Aging to study how psychophysical responses to acute experimental thermal pain differ between older adults with and without Alzheimer’s Disease (AD).
New faculty: Deonni Stolldorf studies the effectiveness of nursing innovations
Oct. 8, 2015—Deonni Stolldorf’s research focuses on determining how innovations in health care can be sustained to enhance organizational performance related to patient safety and the quality and effectiveness of care.
Study shows compression device helps ease lymphedema
Oct. 8, 2015—Lymphedema patients saw a nearly 80 percent reduction in cellulitis episodes by using an advanced pneumatic compression device at home, according to a study in JAMA Dermatology co-authored by Vanderbilt University School of Nursing’s Sheila Ridner, Ph.D., and University of Minnesota School of Public Health Associate Professor Pinar Karaca-Mandic, Ph.D.
Nursing School lands AANA postdoctoral fellowship
Sep. 24, 2015—Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) was recently awarded support for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) Foundation for a health services research topic related to anesthetic operative phenomena.
VUSN’s Jamie Pope unveils new book
Sep. 16, 2015—Vanderbilt University School of Nursing instructor Jamie Pope has published a new book, "Nutrition for a Changing World." The book represents an accumulation of more than three years of research and was developed for non-nutrition majors in introductory nutrition courses.
New VUSN students’ diverse backgrounds enhance learning
Aug. 20, 2015—Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) is welcoming 427 new students pursuing Master of Science in Nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice or Ph.D. degrees.
Vanderhoef to direct Psychiatric Mental Health NP Program
Aug. 20, 2015—Dawn Vanderhoef, Ph.D., DNP, has been named director of the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN).
Geriatric nursing group honors two from VUSN
Aug. 20, 2015—Two Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) faculty members were recently honored by the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA).
VUSN students work Room In The Inn health event
Aug. 13, 2015—Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) students helped more than 85 members of Nashville’s transient population during a recent Room In The Inn health event.
Pinning ceremony celebrates School of Nursing students
Aug. 6, 2015—Nearly 300 Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) students were recognized for completing their programs of study during a pinning ceremony held Sunday at the Omni Hotel in downtown Nashville.
VUSN video workshop helps teens cope with type 1 diabetes
Jul. 30, 2015—A group of adolescents gathered at the downtown Nashville Public Library last week for a three-day Digital Storytelling Workshop to learn how to write, edit and produce a video about managing their type 1 diabetes.
Adams, Wolgast elected fellows of American Academy of Nursing
Jul. 23, 2015—Vanderbilt University School of Nursing’s Susie Adams, Ph.D., APRN, and Kelly Wolgast, DNP, MSS, R.N., have been elected as fellows of the American Academy of Nursing (AAN) in recognition of their consistent contributions to the profession of nursing.