News Around the School Category

HSM Program One of the Best

October 19, 2011

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing’s Health Systems Management Program specialty has been ranked as the top online Health Systems Management  Program in the country by The Best Colleges, an organization that produces independent ranking assessments of colleges in various disciplines.  VUSN’s Health Systems Management was also recently ranked No. 8 by U.S. News and World…

“Laughing gas” added as childbirth pain control option

October 19, 2011

Vanderbilt University Medical Center started offering nitrous oxide this summer as a pain management tool for women during childbirth — joining only two other hospitals in the country offering this option. Nitrous oxide, also called “laughing gas,” can be administered quickly by the patient, is widely known to rapidly ease pain and has been proven…

Spotlight on Nursing Research/Helping Youth Self-Manage Diabetes

October 19, 2011

Shelagh Mulvaney is on a mission to see how technology can help adolescents with diabetes.  She is working on the development and testing of several systems and programs, and won’t stop until she and her colleagues can figure out ways to help teens better self-manage their health. “Thanks in part to technology, we have many…

Spotlight on Nursing Research/Swelling in Head and Neck Cancer Patients

April 23, 2011

Sheila Ridner, PhD, MSN, wants everyone to know that lymphedema (swelling) doesn’t just happen to breast cancer survivors.  So, she’s expanding her research to head and neck cancer patients. “This work is so important because lymphatic damage and the fibrosis happen from the shoulder to nasal area where our mechanisms for swallowing, nourishing and breathing…

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…