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Nurse researchers study expanded autonomy for advanced practice nurses during pandemic

July 2, 2020

Nurse leaders from three prominent nursing schools in Tennessee are conducting a national study to measure the impact of a decision by state leaders to waive physician oversight of advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) during the COVID-19 pandemic. As the COVID-19 pandemic grew in the U.S., governors in 16 states, including Tennessee, waived select requirements…

Watch Medicine Grand Rounds on the affect of racism on health and health care

June 26, 2020

VUMC Department of Medicine hosted a very special Medicine Grand Rounds event on June 25. “How Structural Racism Affects Health and Health Care” featured four distinguished panelists in a discussion of racism in academic medicine and the health care environment. Watch 

Vanderbilt Nursing students, faculty return to in-person classes on campus fall 2020

June 16, 2020

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing will welcome students, faculty and staff back to campus for in-person classes in late August. This is part of Vanderbilt University’s comprehensive  Return to Classes plan, which was announced today by Incoming Chancellor Daniel Diermeier and Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente. Vanderbilt School of Nursing Dean Linda D. Norman,…

Sew for a student: A Vanderbilt Nursing way to help COVID-19 efforts

May 27, 2020

Dean Linda D. Norman, DSN, RN, FAAN, is requesting that Vanderbilt School of Nursing alumni sew cloth masks that PreSpecialty students can use as they return to their clinical activities. In an email sent May 19, the dean wrote, “I am optimistic that our School of Nursing PreSpecialty students will be able to return to…

How Virtual Training Is Set to Change Nursing Education

May 21, 2020

A digital connection for frontline caretakers is crucial to classroom continuity and skill development, especially during a pandemic.

Vanderbilt Nursing’s virtual pinning relies on tradition and technology

May 18, 2020

Coronavirus, social distancing and postponement of Commencement festivities didn’t prevent the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing from holding its traditional pinning ceremonies for students finishing their programs—the event just became virtual. Pinning is a more than 100-year-old tradition unique to the nursing profession. Every nursing school has a specially designed pin that its graduates wear….