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Interview: Interventions and Other Suicide Prevention Measures Employed or Adapted in the Context of COVID-19

March 4, 2021

Psychiatry Advisor spoke with VUSN professor Susan (Susie) Adams, PhD, PMHNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, recently as she co-authored a paper regarding the role of primary care providers in suicide prevention during the pandemic, along with Pamela Anne Nelson, DNP, PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC, a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner affiliated with Vanderbilt University School of Nursing.

NPs and PAs Weigh In on Sugar and Alcohol Guidelines

March 2, 2021

VUSN Professor Dr. April Kapu, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, was recently interviewed by the Clinical Advisor per the controversy over USDA-HHS Dietary Guidelines. Dr. Kapu commented: “Obesity and detrimental effects of alcohol have tremendous negative consequences on health. I would encourage the USDA-HHS to continue study into the effects of sugar and alcohol consumption and evidence-based…

Can virtual songwriting help seriously ill children and their families?

February 23, 2021

Vanderbilt researchers are prolific and resolute in their pursuit of transformative research and innovation. During the pandemic, more than 3,000 Vanderbilt research personnel have returned to in-person research activities, while many others have continued remotely through perseverance and ingenuity. On campus and at home, they are making discoveries that advance knowledge and improve lives.  The…

Ginna Corts, BSN’70, MSN’73, one of VUSN’s first FNPs, has died

February 19, 2021

It was with sadness that VUSN learned of the death of Ginna Corts, BSN’70, MSN’73. Ginna was a member of our inaugural family nurse clinician class (now family nurse practitioner). That pioneering class led the way to a new level of nursing.

School of Nursing mourns loss of Tom Christenbery, beloved professor and champion of compassion in nursing

February 17, 2021

Update: View Vanderbilt School of Nursing’s memorial service for Dr. Christenbery. Thomas L. Christenbery, MSN’87, PhD’04, CNE, professor of nursing and director of program evaluation at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, died unexpectedly in his sleep Tuesday, Feb. 16. He was 66.The popular Christenbery was legendary for his friendliness, kindness and encouraging nature. In his…

Student groups program VUSN’s 2021 Diversity Month Activities

February 8, 2021

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing traditionally celebrates February as Diversity Month, with student affinity groups providing programing and presentations.. The events kicked off Feb. 1, with a presentation by Emporia State University Assistant Professor Douglas Allen, PhD, and Mytrice Allen on “Beyond the Presidency: The Role of Nurses in the Continued Work of Anti-Racism.” The sponsor…