Departments Category

Spotlight on Nursing Research/Pain Management and Alzheimer’s Disease

April 10, 2012

Todd Monroe is on a quest to figure out if and how people with Alzheimer’s disease feel pain. Thanks to a grant from the John Hartford Foundation and the Atlantic Philanthropies, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing’s Monroe, PhD, RN, is studying women with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease and healthy women to see how they…

VUSN School-based Nutrition Program Honored at White House

April 10, 2012

Fall-Hamilton Elementary School was honored at a reception last fall hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House in Washington, D.C. The event was part of the Healthier U.S. School Challenge Program, an initiative of the United States Department of Agriculture that sets benchmarks encouraging schools to create healthier school environments through increased…

Post-Master’s in Urogynecology

April 10, 2012

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing has started offering a post-master’s certificate in Urogynecology – a growing subspecialty among women’s health nurse practitioners.  This education focuses on pelvic floor dysfunction which can cause physical problems and affect quality of life. “This is a wide open field as our population ages.  These issues can be quite complicated…

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…