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Vanderbilt University Medical Center achieves Magnet status

Apr. 20, 2012—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has been granted its second consecutive Magnet® status by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition Program®, a rigorous multi-year appraisal process reflecting the strength and quality of nursing and interdisciplinary collaboration at Vanderbilt. VUMC received its first Magnet designation in 2006.  

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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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Study uses art to spur patients to walk after surgery

Jan. 5, 2012—Following cardiac surgery, patients are encouraged to get out of bed and walk as soon as possible, a daunting task to many who may be experiencing pain or a reluctance to exert themselves. Protocol has cardiac surgery patients walk three laps around the halls of 5 South and 6 South of Vanderbilt University Hospital three...

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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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Fall 2011 issue of ‘Vanderbilt Nurse’ available now

Nov. 4, 2011—The Fall 2011 edition of Vanderbilt Nurse magazine tackles issues surrounding America’s prescription drug problem – including the safe and proper disposal of prescription drugs, the dangers of improper prescription drug use, and the epidemic of prescription drug abuse by teens. Also read how School of Nursing alumna Christine Shih uses her love of Regency...

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The Next Chapter

Nov. 1, 2011—The Yellow Ribbon Program is helping veterans and their family members pursue education For Erin Gardiner, the decision to pursue a career in medicine was forged on the battlefield. As the executive officer for an Army surgical team stationed in Seoul, South Korea, Gardiner worked with an elite unit designed to mobilize quickly to perform...

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Vestibular deficits and rehabilitation talk Oct. 18

Oct. 10, 2011—Cathey Norton, a physical therapist at the Pi Beta Phi Rehabilitation Institute at Vanderbilt’s Bill Wilkerson Center, will present “Vestibular Deficits and Vestibular Rehabilitation” from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, in Light Hall, Room 214. Feel free to bring your lunch to this Geriatrics and Gerontology Interest Group lunchtime lecture. The event is sponsored...

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Lunchtime lecture on Alzheimer’s Sept. 6

Aug. 25, 2011—Associate Professor of Medicine James Powers will present "Alzheimer's Disease 2011."

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Support needed to help nurses tackle substance abuse

Feb. 24, 2011—Support and treatment, not punishment, are needed to help the 10 to 20 percent of U.S. nurses and nursing students who may have problems with substance abuse and addiction.

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