Black doula training program provides support for Black mothers and families

September 13, 2022

Certified nurse-midwives from three top universities have teamed up to improve pregnancy outcomes for Black women by creating a specialized training program for doulas, persons who support birthing mothers and families.

Veterans, research and now students benefit from longtime Vanderbilt champion

September 13, 2022

When Frank and Ethel Battle moved to Nashville from Louisiana to start a new chapter as newlyweds, neither knew that the move would set Ethel on a path that not only changed her focus as a nurse but would also lead to expanded psychiatric care for thousands of American veterans.

School of Nursing holds innovative informatics conference for nurse educators

September 13, 2022

Nursing educators challenged with incorporating nursing informatics into their curriculum in accordance with new AACN Core Competencies for Professional Nursing Education got a jump start at a three-day Vanderbilt Informatics Summer Teaching Academy (VISTA) held at VUSN July 20-22.   The informatics immersion, led by nursing informatics experts, used AACN informatics essentials as a framework…

Jeffery working with VU, VUMC and VA on substance use disorder prediction technology

September 1, 2022

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Assistant Professor Alvin Jeffery is a biomedical informatics expert, lending his expertise in developing back-end computational work to problems across health care. Here, Jeffery details studies funded by two recently awarded grants, including a grant of more than $2.3 million over five years from the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

Hannah Proctor to lead Vanderbilt’s strengthened support for reproductive health and parenting

September 1, 2022

Vanderbilt has named Hannah Proctor, MSN’16, to the new role of reproductive health and parenting resource coordinator for the university community. Proctor has been part of the VUSN/Vanderbilt COVID response effort since early in the pandemic. She is a certified nurse-midwife, and will be the first point of contact for pregnant individuals and parents who may need assistance and support. She will be available to help faculty, students, staff and postdoctoral scholars.

Informatics made easy for educators, thanks to Vanderbilt University School of Nursing experts

August 29, 2022

Nursing educators from across the United States traveled to Nashville this summer to attend the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing’s three-day, intensive Vanderbilt Informatics Summer Teaching Academy (VISTA). The workshop was created to help nursing schools incorporate informatics knowledge in curriculum required by the 2021 American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Essential Core Competencies for Professional Nursing Education.