News Around the School Category

Flulapalooza Sets Guinness Record

April 10, 2012

Vanderbilt University Medical Center holds the world record for the most vaccinations given in eight hours, according to Guinness World Records. There were 12,850 flu shots given during the October 2011 record attempt, dubbed Flulapalooza. During a special announcement in December, Jeff Balser, MD, PhD, vice chancellor for Health Affairs and dean of the School…

More Young People Choose Nursing Careers

April 10, 2012

Significantly more young people are becoming registered nurses, reversing a 10-year decline in the number of nurses entering the profession and easing some concerns about a looming nursing shortage in the United States, according to a study released in the December 2011 issue of Health Affairs. Findings show a 62 percent increase in the number…

VUSN Breaks Records

October 19, 2011

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing welcomed its largest class ever – 486 students who are pursuing master’s, Doctor of Nurse Practice or PhD degrees. The incoming class of master’s students includes 254 students with associate’s or bachelor’s degrees who are pursuing their masters in the science of Nursing degrees and 155 non-nurses who are participating…

JHS Awards Scholarship

October 19, 2011

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing’s Julia Hereford Society held its summer event at the home of Bob and Bette Sue McNeilly in June to honor this year’s JHS scholarship recipient, Amanda Rich Almond, and celebrate the group’s efforts in easing the financial burden of nursing students. The society recognizes donors to VUSN, and was named…

New system makes it easier for patients to monitor lymphedema

October 19, 2011

Without a way to effectively monitor and measure swelling in limbs, breast cancer patients with lymphedema can have difficulty with self-care and knowing when to seek treatment. Vanderbilt University School of Nursing’s Sheila Ridner, PhD, RN, and her team hope to change that with a new study that could lead to objective measuring at home…

VUSN Memorabilia on Display

October 19, 2011

Thanks to the generosity of VUSN alumni who sent in items to the School, some of VUSN’s historical memorabilia is now on display in the School’s Atrium and items will be rotated throughout the year.  The first complete display features a cadet uniform of Elizabeth White Cleino, BSN ‘44.  The red epaulets and cadet patch…