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Vanderbilt Nursing’s virtual pinning relies on tradition and technology

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….

Vanderbilt Nursing graduates told “the world needs you more than ever”

Vanderbilt Nursing graduates told “the world needs you more than ever”

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Dean Linda D. Norman, DSN, RN, FAAN, told Class of 2020 nursing graduates that while the current COVID-19 pandemic disrupted end-of-year activities, it put advanced practice nurses like the new graduates in the world’s spotlight. “People see nurses risking their well-being to help desperately ill people. They see nurses solving…

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…

Watch the Class of 2020 Congratulations Video from School of Nursing

Dean Linda Norman, the Vanderbilt School of Nursing Senior Associate Deans and Program Directors share their good wishes and congratulations for the VUSN Class of 2020 as they move into the next phase of their nursing careers. Read Transcript

Jane Mericle, DNP’20, is named School of Nursing Founder’s Medalist

Jane M. Mericle, DNP’20, is this year’s Founder’s Medalist for the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. She earned a doctor of nursing practice degree. Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente announced Vanderbilt’s 2020 Founder’s Medalists in a video message to the university community on May 8. “To all of this year’s Founder’s Medalists, you…

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