Spring 2012 Category

Photo Gallery: Pinning

April 25, 2012

The Art of Aging

April 18, 2012

Frances Raines knows the secret to successful aging. “Keep busy,” says the 97-year-old resident at Bethany Health & Rehabilitation nursing home, flashing a knowing smile that momentarily erases the wrinkles on her face. With a bright red crochet hook and yards of sky blue and royal purple yarn, Raines keeps busy through her stitches, even…

On a Patient’s Worst Day

April 18, 2012

Minutes from now, the newly conscious patient will flail softly in her bed and try to pull out her breathing tube. A nurse will be there to stay her hand. Right now, though, she’s slipping toward death. As she was being turned in her bed, her heart rate plummeted, and it hasn’t returned. She’s gone…

ACNP Fellowship: The Next Step

April 18, 2012

Vanderbilt University Medical Center has developed a pilot Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) Intensivist Fellowship program unlike any other in the country.  The program is jointly run through the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing and the Department of Anesthesiology – Division of Critical Care Medicine. “Much like physicians prepare for their subspecialty with a fellowship,…

Q+A: An Interview with Trish Trangenstein

April 18, 2012

What does the term “nursing informatics” mean? Nursing informatics is a specialty recognized by the American Nurses’ Association.  Nursing informatics transforms electronic information into knowledge and eventually knowledge into wisdom needed to improve outcomes.  Nursing outcomes can only be improved if you can apply wisdom across any number of areas, and a person needs advanced…

Class Notes – Spring 2012

April 18, 2012

40s Bettie Ann White Cleino, BSN ‘44, MSN, PhD, was inducted into the Alabama Nursing Hall of Fame on Oct. 13, 2011. She believes her nursing career was set in motion by the advanced education she received at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing.  In her acceptance speech, Cleino quoted Lulu K. Hassenplug by saying, “We…