Spring 2018 Category

Incoming class includes the school’s first Executive Leadership DNP students

March 12, 2018

The School of Nursing welcomed nearly 500 new Master of Nursing Science, Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and PhD students in the class entering in fall 2017. The new class included the school’s first cohort of eight executive leadership track DNP students. The incoming MSN class included 187 students who hold Bachelor of Science in…

A New Perspective

March 12, 2018

Sometimes the realities our patients face are far from what we ourselves have experienced. A senior may need medication but not have transportation to get to the pharmacy. Children might live in a neighborhood where shootings are common. A single parent may regularly run out of food to feed her family well before the next…

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…

Frailty? Tai Chi? Constipation?

March 12, 2018

This wasn’t the kind of library they remembered from their childhood. The group of 14 older adults were enjoying a meal of seafood cannelloni, salad and cupcakes as sunshine beamed on the stacks of books just outside the room. Speaking above a whisper and asking questions was encouraged. They came to the Edmondson Pike Library…

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…