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School of Nursing to hold innovative informatics conference for nurse educators

March 21, 2022

Nursing educators challenged with incorporating nursing informatics into their curriculum in accordance with the new AACN Core Competencies for Professional Nursing Education can get a jump start at a three-day conference offered by Vanderbilt University School of Nursing this summer. The Vanderbilt Informatics Summer Teaching Academy (VISTA) will be July 20-22, 2022, at Vanderbilt’s park-like…

The DNP Executive Leadership Career Path

March 20, 2022

Terri Allision, assistant dean for academics, DNP program, was interviewed recently by writer Michelle Wojciechowski for “The DNP Executive Leadership Career Path: Is it Right for You?” The Minority Nurse article appeared in their special DNP issue earlier this month.

“Call the Midwife” returns Sunday with post-episode blogs from Vanderbilt School of Nursing Nurse-Midwives

March 18, 2022

The new season of Nashville Public Television’s hit show, Call the Midwife, starts this Sunday—and as they have since the series came to NPT in 2013, Vanderbilt School of Nursing nurse-midwives are ready to share their insights and experiences in post-episode blogs.

Schools of Nursing and Engineering team up to test platform for PPE tracking in U.S. hospitals

March 8, 2022

A multidisciplinary team that includes Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Associate Professor Kelly Aldrich, DNP, FHIMSS, in collaboration with the School of Engineering, established the foundation for an automated, up-to-date assessment of personal protective equipment across U.S. hospitals—work that got its start before the COVID-19 pandemic, but took on greater urgency.

School of Nursing and Blanchfield Community Hospital deepen partnership with site visits

March 4, 2022

School of Nursing leaders representing specialties ranging from nurse-midwifery to family nurse practitioner visited the Blanchfield Army Community Hospital at Fort Campbell last week. The visit was a reciprocal one after Blanchfield leaders toured VUSN recently. The visits are part of an initiative to deepen a partnership between VUSN and the military hospital. During their visit, they discussed educational opportunities and student placements for those interested in military medicine. VUSN academic and clinical placement leaders were also part of the field trip.

School of Nursing Building earns LEED certification

February 21, 2022

The Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Building has earned LEED certification, signifying it is a healthy, highly efficient, and cost-saving green building. The building opened in 2019 as one of the university’s most technically advanced facilities complete with interactive and virtual classrooms and cutting-edge simulation laboratory. It earned the Gold LEED accreditation by incorporating high efficiency flush and flow plumbing, installing systems for energy cost savings and strategically sourcing raw materials—including repurposing a tree removed from the site as material for a focal wall.