Spring 2012 Category

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…

Dean’s Message

April 10, 2012

Welcome to the Spring issue of Vanderbilt Nurse magazine. We have been able to accomplish many things at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing together, but when it comes down to it, my job is simple.  It’s about doing anything and everything to ensure the ever-increasing value of a Vanderbilt University School of Nursing degree. Whether…

Photo Gallery: Reunion

April 28, 2011

Nursing school alumni, including several Quinqs, joined the annual Reunion Celebration