Nurse-Midwifery Practice Earns National Honor

August 25, 2010

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing’s Nurse-Midwifery practice is among the best large practice groups in the country, according to the American College of Nurse-Midwives. The School’s Nurse-Midwifery practice was recognized as the best practice for the highest rate of first trimester patient entry into care among high-volume certified nurse-midwifery practices (500 or more births per…

Q + A: An Interview with Heidi Silver

August 25, 2010

Program Director Heidi Silver, Ph.D., R.D., has taken on many challenge throughout her 20-plus-year career in dietetics and nutrition. Now she is working with the School of Nursing to launch a master’s program that will educate a new generation of advanced practice dietitians and move the profession forward in meaningful ways. What do you want…

Study shows alcoholics’ brains must work harder to complete some tasks

June 17, 2010

Alcoholics can perform simple motor tasks, like finger tapping, as competently as those who don’t suffer from alcoholism, but they go about it a slightly different way and their brains have to work harder to complete the task, a Vanderbilt University Medical Center study shows. The Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research study compared 10 patients…

VUSN’s Vanderhoef honored by psychiatric nurses association

June 10, 2010

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing’s Dawn Vanderhoef, Ph.D., has been named to receive the American Psychiatric Nurses Association 2010 Annual Award for Innovation in Psychiatric Nursing Practice, and will be recognized at the association’s annual conference this fall in Louisville, Ky.

A Look Inside Nurses for Newborns

May 10, 2010

Nurses for Newborns is a natural fit when it comes to collaborating with the Better Birth Outcomes study. This separate, non-profit nurse visitation program for at-risk mothers and babies is important in preventing infant mortality. “The first 18 months is most critical for a child,” said Vicki Beaver, M.S.N., R.N., executive director of Nurse for…

Dean’s Message

March 25, 2010

“When I came as Dean in 1984, we were celebrating our 75th year. Little did I realize that I would lead the School into our 101st year! Our Centennial year gave us a wonderful opportunity to look at where we’ve been and where we are headed as a School of Nursing and as nurse professionals,…