New study shows breastfeeding gap widens between black and white U.S. babies

October 14, 2019

A new study suggests the gap in breastfeeding between black and white infants is widening. Dr. Melanie Lutenbacher, VUSN Associate Professor of Nursing and Medicine, commented on the findings “The results suggest that many women may need more support for breastfeeding than they currently receive. Most women can successfully breastfeed but often it is a learned…

Colleen Conway-Welch recognized posthumously by Community Foundation

October 10, 2019

The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee will honor the late VUSN Dean Colleen Conway-Welch with its Joe Kraft Humanitarian Award on Thursday, Oct. 17, at Nashville’s Music City Center. Conway-Welch is one of seven women honorees dubbed trailblazing Women of Wonder by the foundation for their demonstrated commitment to community, home and hearth, and individuals in need. Conway-Welch served as dean…

Q&A with VUSN’s Patricia Sengstack on nurses and tech

October 3, 2019

In a recent interview with HealthTech Magazine, Patricia Sengtack, VUSN Director, Nursing Informatics Specialty, warned against purchasing new tech equipment without consulting the nurses who will use it. Sengstack also discussed how nurses and other staff should be part of tech equipment purchasing decisions that can directly affect their work.

Ruth Kleinpell announced as keynote speaker at the University of Rochester Doctor of Nursing Practice Summit

September 30, 2019

The University of Rochester has announced VUSN’s Ruth Kleinpell, Independence Foundation Professor of Nursing Education and Assistant Dean for Clinical Scholarship, Professor of Nursing as keynote speaker at their annual Doctor of Nursing Practice Summit. Kleinpell will present her research showing the multitude of ways that DNP-prepared nurses are contributing to better access and higher quality…

Professor Susie Adams named Psychiatric Nurse of the Year

September 24, 2019

by Matt Batcheldor Susie Adams, PhD, FAANP, FAAN, professor of Nursing at the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing has been named 2019 Psychiatric Nurse of the Year by the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA). The award will be presented Oct. 2 at the annual APNA convention in New Orleans. APNA is the largest organization of…

VUSN MSN Alumna, Morgan Willbarger, joins Riverside Medical Group (IL)

September 23, 2019

Riverside Healthcare is pleased to welcome Morgan Willbarger, Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner. In addition to her education, she is a member of the American Nurses Association and the American Academy of Neurology. Photo courtesy: The Daily Journal