Nurse leaders from three prominent nursing schools in Tennessee are conducting a national study to measure the impact of a decision by state leaders to waive physician oversight of advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) during the COVID-19 pandemic. As the COVID-19 pandemic grew in the U.S., governors in 16 states, including Tennessee, waived select requirements…
Vanderbilt University School of Nursing will welcome students, faculty and staff back to campus for in-person classes in late August. This is part of Vanderbilt University’s comprehensive Return to Classes plan, which was announced today by Incoming Chancellor Daniel Diermeier and Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente. Vanderbilt School of Nursing Dean Linda D. Norman,…
Watch Medicine Grand Rounds on the affect of racism on health and health care
VUMC Department of Medicine hosted a very special Medicine Grand Rounds event on June 25. “How Structural Racism Affects Health and Health Care” featured four distinguished panelists in a discussion of racism in academic medicine and the health care environment. Watch
Vanderbilt Nursing’s virtual pinning relies on tradition and technology
Coronavirus, social distancing and postponement of Commencement festivities didn’t prevent the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing from holding its traditional pinning ceremonies for students finishing their programs—the event just became virtual. Pinning is a more than 100-year-old tradition unique to the nursing profession. Every nursing school has a specially designed pin that its graduates wear….
VUSN researcher to test app for improving HIV care for new mothers in South Africa
VUSN Assistant Professor Kate Clouse has created an app for smartphones to help South African mothers with HIV stay connected to health care. Nearly one in three pregnant women attending antenatal care in South Africa is living with HIV. Clouse and an international research team are studying whether the app, CareConekta, is an effective method to reach patients during and after pregnancy.
Lessons from Florence Nightingale are primary tools in COVID-19 nursing
Practices developed by Florence Nightingale are still relevant today, and in fact, are major weapons in the fight against COVID-19, says Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Dean Linda D. Norman, DSN, FAAN. Norman, the Valere Potter Menefee Professor of Nursing, outlined Nightingale’s relevance in a video for VUSN students commemorating May 12, 2020, the 200th…
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