The Vanderbilt University School of Nursing recognized four distinguished health care professionals with its annual Alumni Association awards Oct. 6, one a tireless advocate for nurses in the state of Tennessee and three who are dedicated to women’s health and practice in the Division of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and School…
Vanderbilt University School of Nursing doctoral students recently honored professors Mary Dietrich and Karen Hande with the school’s student-voted Dean Colleen Conway-Welch faculty awards. Dietrich, Ph.D., professor of Statistics/Measurement, was named the 2017 Ph.D. faculty award recipient. She teaches research design and statistics and supports Ph.D. students with their dissertation research. Student nominations noted that…
American Cancer Society funds VUSN researcher’s study of cancer survivors and sexuality
When and in what manner do patients with head and neck canceer want to discuss the impact the disease may have on their sexuality? That’s one of the questions Assistant Professor Bethany Rhoten, Ph.D., R.N., will investigate through a Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center-administered pilot program from the American Cancer Society.
School of Nursing researcher receives federal Career Development award
Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Assistant Professor Deonni P. Stolldorf, Ph.D., has received a career development award from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The $138,059 mentored award (K01-HS-025486-01) is renewable for three years. Stolldorf will use the K01 Research Scientist Development Award to investigate…
Daughter follows mother into nursing through VUMC Nursing Explorer program
VUMC’s Nursing Explorer program has been helping students learn about nursing for 20 years. High school student Reed Sparta is a current Explorer member; she was inspired by her mom Elizabeth Sparta, BSN ’84, R.N., a Vanderbilt School of Nursing alumna who works in VUMC’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
APRN Emergency Medicine Fellowship created
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is starting an Advanced Practice Emergency Medicine Fellowship, one of the first programs in the country exclusively for nurse practitioners specializing in emergency care. The first recipient is Danica Ninkovic, who earned her Emergency Nurse Practitioner Post-Master’s certificate from VUSN in 2015 and will graduate with her Vanderbilt DNP next year.
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