Spring 2014 Category

Key Results

April 29, 2014

Although long-term clinical outcomes data is not yet available, here are a few highlights: In one year, clinicians have seen progress in hypertension control rates with a nearly 20 percent improvement in patient levels. Smoking cessation screening is at 100 percent, which prompted the implementation of an aggressive smoking cessation program. Social work services screenings…

Affordable Medications

April 29, 2014

Dispensary of Hope, a nationwide distributor that provides unused or surplus medications to health care providers and clinics to disperse to people with no pharmacy coverage, is a key component to the Clinic at Mercury Courts’ ability to provide access to affordable medications. The clinic dispenses about $4,000 worth of medications monthly. It does not…


April 29, 2014

The clinic is funded by a variety of sources, the largest being a collaborative project grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Division of Nursing to investigate interprofessional health care team development and outcomes. The second major funding source comes from VUSN to pay for operational costs not covered by the HRSA grant….

Tips for Preceptors

April 29, 2014

1. Observe students first to gather their strengths and weaknesses, and tailor teaching and assignments to maximize learning. 2. Ask students what their goals are for a particular clinical experience and develop a set of objectives to meet those. New preceptors may want to run these by the student’s adviser. 3. Remember that you were…

Class Notes – Spring 2014

April 29, 2014

40s Lucy Goedert Parks, BSN ‘45, celebrated her 91st birthday in December 2013.  She enjoys taking care of her home and yard in Jacksonville, Fla.  Her son, David, lives in North Carolina and works for Fidelity Investments. Iola McClellan Manoogian, BSN ‘47B, celebrated the arrival of three more great-grandchildren for a total of 30. She…

Q+A: An Interview with Sarah Fogel

April 29, 2014

Vanderbilt Nurse recently sat down with Sarah Fogel, PhD, RN, director of the newly re-named Associate Degree in the Science of Nursing to MSN (ASN to MSN) program. Fogel has more than 20 years’ experience as a nurse and nursing educator on top of her first career as a concert violist.  She has been on faculty…