Nancy Wells

VUMC team devises ‘novel’ idea to help improve hypertension education

Reading a comic book may improve the health of hypertension patients, or at least that’s the goal of a new study at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Wells retires as director of Medical Center Nursing Research

When Nancy Wells started her nursing career she didn’t stay in one place for long, going from Canada to the West and East coasts of the United States. She didn’t, that is, until she came to Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) 25 years ago to take a position as director of Nursing Research.

Research by VUMC nurses highlighted at annual event

Nursing research was on full display on Oct. 28 in Light Hall during the Research Day Poster Presentations, organized by the Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) and Nursing Research Committee.

Jie Deng (Daniel Dubois/Vanderbilt)

New faculty: Jie Deng’s care for patients inspires lymphedema research

Night nurse

Sleep strategy used by night nurses throws off their circadian clocks

As many as 25 percent of hospital nurses use sleep deprivation to adjust to working on the night shift, the poorest strategy for adapting their internal, circadian clocks to a night-time schedule.