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Benner Wants to Transform Nursing Education

April 10, 2012

Nursing education needs some sweeping changes, according to Patricia Benner, PhD, RN, who spoke as part of the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Centennial Lecture Series at Langford Auditorium last fall. Benner, professor emerita in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco, spoke extensively about her work findings…

Rudolph Talks About Combining Nursing and Health Care

April 10, 2012

This January, Elizabeth G. Rudolph, JD (VU ‘89), MSN (VUSN ‘85), RN, shared her insights about how nurses can merge their health care expertise with the legal world with VUSN students and community members.  Rudolph is founder and president of Jurex Center for Legal Nurse Consulting, which certifies nurses as professional legal nurse consultants. Rudolph’s…

VUSN Nurse-Midwives Named Best in the Country

April 10, 2012

The Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Nurse-Midwifery Practice has been recognized for its excellence in care by the 2010 American College of Nurse-Midwives Benchmarking Project. Specifically, VUSN was named best practice in the nation for its highest rate of postpartum visit attendance and its lowest rate of induction.  They also received runner-up honors for having…

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…