Fall 2014 Category

Shapiro Shares the Art of Negotiation

November 11, 2014

Ron Shapiro, negotiator, sports agent, attorney, educator, author and civic leader, recently led a workshop, “How to Negotiate so Everyone Wins, Especially You!” at the School of Nursing. “Having dynamic speakers come to campus for a workshop like this is a golden opportunity for us to step outside our traditional roles and learn new things,”…

VUSN earns Hartford Designation

November 11, 2014

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing was selected for membership in the National Hartford Centers of Gerontological Nursing Excellence (NHCGNE) in recognition of the highest level of commitment to the field of gerontological nursing. “This is a tremendous honor for our school and a reflection of our dedicated research, education and practice faculty,” said Dean Linda Norman,…

Fall 2014 Inaugural Clinical Scholarship Awardees

November 11, 2014

Sharon Holley – Develop Metrics to Help Quantify and Qualify Midwifery Competency Measures for Ongoing Professional Practice Evaluations Ginny Moore – Promoting Effective Patient Communication Among Vulnerable Women Natasha McClure* – Asthma Interventions to Decrease Potentially Avoidable Emergency Department Visits: Adding the School Environment to an Existing Home-Based Model K. Melissa Smith* – Implementation of…

Scholarly Works Soar: Nursing Practice Reaches New Heights

November 11, 2014

Curiosity, critical thinking and continuous learning are requirements for successful nursing students and faculty alike. The Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) recently launched its Scholarly Practice Program, which empowers non-tenure track faculty to seek answers for their clinical practice. “Our faculty are extremely talented professionals, each focused on their individual areas of interest. This program…

Faculty Appointments

November 11, 2014

National Nursing Organizations Leadership Susie Adams, president-elect, American Psychiatric Nurses Association Cathy Ivory, president, Association of Women’s Health, Obstetrics, and Neonatal Nurses Jana Lauderdale, president, Transcultural Nursing Society Patty Sengstack, president, American Nursing Informatics Association Jennifer Willbeck, chair, American Academy of Emergency Nurse Practitioners   National Nursing Organization Boards Karen D’Apolito, National Perinatal Association Board…

Welcome New Faculty

November 11, 2014

Research Cathy Ivory PhD, MSN, RN Ivory completed her PhD and post-doctoral fellowship at Vanderbilt University. Her dissertation focused on standardizing failure to rescue elements in perinatal nursing documentation. Ivory brings more than 20 years of clinical, education and research experience to her role as assistant professor, continuing her research and teaching courses in informatics….