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School receives more than $3 million in HRSA grants to increase SANE and rural/underserved area providers

School receives more than $3 million in HRSA grants to increase SANE and rural/underserved area providers

Two Vanderbilt School of Nursing professors have received grants totaling more than $3 million from the Health Resources and Services Administration to educate nurse practitioners to provide critical health care particularly in rural and underserved areas. Ginny Moore, director of the women’s health nurse practitioner specialty and associate professor of nursing, will receive $1.5 million over…

School of Nursing awarded NIH grant to provide genomics education to nurse researchers and educators

School of Nursing awarded NIH grant to provide genomics education to nurse researchers and educators

Associate Professor of Nursing Laurie Connors, DNP, FAANP, has received a five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health National Human Genome Research Institute to train doctors of nursing practice and PhD nurses in the translation and integration of genomics into academics, research and clinical practice. “We will deploy a ‘train the trainer’ model,” Connors said. “Our participants will take their skills back to their universities to serve as champions to incorporate genomics into curriculum, research, scholarship and clinical practice.”

Vanderbilt celebrates Dean Norman for accomplishments, leadership

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing held a celebration honoring Dean Linda Norman, DNS, FAAN, as she prepared to step down as dean on June 30. Colleagues, faculty, staff, alumni and Vanderbilt University leaders were on hand in person and via Zoom as Vanderbilt Chancellor Daniel Diermeier unveiled a portrait of the dean by acclaimed artist…

‘Secret shopper’ study sheds light on barriers to opioid treatment for women

Investigators analyzing comments received during a 2020 Vanderbilt University Medical Center study that showed women have a difficult time accessing treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD) have shed further light on barriers to care. Those included everything from long on-hold times to difficult interactions with clinic receptionists during phone calls seeking appointments, said Vanderbilt University School of Nursing assistant professor Julia Phillippi, PhD, CNM, FACNM, FAAN, lead author on the qualitative study published in “Women’s Health Issues.”

Maternal health expert wins NIH grant to study disparity in births among Black and white women

Assistant Professor of Nursing Jeremy Neal, PhD, FACNM, has been awarded an R21 exploratory/development grant of more than $250,000 from the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities to assess the differences in labor progress and care among Black and white women with low-risk pregnancies. The study will focus on the frequency of cesarean births among the two groups. It will be the first to describe obstetric care in this way at a high-volume, academic medical center, and its findings will inform how health care providers can improve standards of care to ultimately decrease the disparity in cesarean births.

School of Nursing receives 10-year CCNE accreditation

The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education has reaccredited Vanderbilt University School of Nursing for its master of science in nursing, doctorate in nursing practice and post-master’s certificate programs for a 10-year period through 2031. The prestigious accreditation comes after an extensive self-study followed by rigorous review by a peer-review team of CCNE examiners and the…

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