Health Care Reform

April 23, 2011

by Paul Govern Health care reform aims to transform U.S. health care delivery into a more preventive, coordinated posture. While the law is still hotly contested throughout the country, most agree that whatever happens, it will usher in a new era of opportunity for nurses. Under the provisions of the law, experts believe there will…

VUSN Technology

April 23, 2011

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing embraces technology to enhance the learning experience for today’s students and tomorrow’s practitioners and researchers. Blackboard – A course management system for all students at Vanderbilt University.  Blackboard is where students log in to classes, submit assignments, learn about class announcements, take tests and even enter into live discussions.  On…

VUMC Subject of New TV Series

April 19, 2011

Once again Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been chosen as the subject of a new health care reality TV series scheduled to make its broadcast debut on a cable network this spring. The series, titled Baby’s First Day, was produced by New York-based True Entertainment.  It is a brand new effort for a daytime programming…

Got Blood?

April 19, 2011

Students and visitors at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing have gotten used to seeing an American Red Cross Bloodmobile in the Godchaux Hall parking lot a few times this year.  During the fall and spring semesters, nearly 80 faculty, staff, and community members donated much-needed blood for the Tennessee Valley Region of the American Red…

A Fresh Way to Prepare ACNPs

April 19, 2011

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing is expanding its training of Acute Care Nurse Practitioners (ACNP) to include a new subspecialty of intensivists.  Joan King, PhD, RN, program director for the ACNP program, has been awarded a three-year, $800,000 grant from the Health Research Services Administration to work collaboratively with Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Division of…

Dissertation Defense from a Distance

April 19, 2011

For the first time since Vanderbilt University established a Graduate School, a PhD candidate held a public dissertation defense from a distance and in real time. Vanderbilt University School of Nursing’s Lt. Col. Linda Fisher, an active duty member of the Army Nurse Corps, was at her post in Washington State using desktop video conferencing…