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Professor inducted into International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame

March 12, 2018

Sheila H. Ridner, PhD’03, MSN’00,  FAAN, the Martha Rivers Ingram Professor of Nursing at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, joined an exclusive group of acclaimed researchers in July when she was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame. Induction into the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame is…

Growth Plans

March 12, 2018

New senior associate dean seeks to increase research from the inside and out Despite saying that she’s not completely settled in, there are no unpacked boxes cluttering Mariann R. Piano’s new office on the fourth floor of Godchaux Hall. Her desk displays photos of her husband and two sons. Framed prints of iconic South Shore…

Tobacco, alcohol and the heart

March 12, 2018

After graduating from Loyola University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Mariann Piano worked in a coronary care unit as a cardiovascular nurse. The constant stream of patients as well as a new era in understanding contributing factors to heart disease drew the Chicago native to seek more education and the scientific premise behind…

Community Care

March 12, 2018

There’s no shortage of need regarding health care in America today. Whether it’s finding a provider, having health insurance, preventing premature birth or helping someone with hypertension manage their disease, health issues are extensive and in the news. From its founding more than 100 years ago, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) has had a…

Providers in demand

March 12, 2018

Matthew Hardy, PhD, regional vice president of Centerstone, one of the nation’s largest behavioral health care organizations, recently hired six psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioners (PMHNP) to serve the rapidly expanding need for mental health and addiction services in the northern area of Middle Tennessee that he oversees. He said he could have hired six more…

More mental health providers needed

March 12, 2018

Susie Adams, PhD, FAANP, FAAN, who directed the PMHNP program for 17 years, until 2014, said there’s an increasing need for mental health services, especially for geriatric patients and those suffering from addiction, most often to opioids. She believes the reason for the increase is threefold. More public awareness of mental health problems and treatment…