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Colleen Moss named Neonatal Nurse Practitioner academic director

December 15, 2021

Assistant Professor Colleen Reilly Moss, BS’00, MSN’01, DNP, NNP-BC, has been named academic director for the neonatal nurse practitioner specialty at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. Moss had been interim co-director with assistant professor Patricia Scott, DNP, NNP-BC, C-NPT. “Colleen has a passion for teaching and mentoring new neonatal providers,” said Mavis Schorn, PhD, CNM,…

CDC taps School of Nursing informaticist to analyze nation’s PPE supply

November 17, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is funding research led by Kelly Aldrich, DNP, FHIMSS, associate professor of nursing informatics, to analyze daily hospital personal protective equipment on-hand inventory to measure trends, patterns or statistically significant changes in PPE supply in the nation’s nearly 7,000 U.S. hospitals. The project will support the CDC’s National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory,…

Opioid Use Disorder Screening for Women Across the Lifespan

November 9, 2021

In this exclusive MedPage Today video, NPWH Committee Co-chair Ginny Moore, DNP, APRN, of VUSN, describes the objectives and takeaway from her presentation including why women have a higher susceptibility to misuse than men.

45 years of service: Marilyn Dubree celebrates a milestone of dedication to Vanderbilt Nursing

October 26, 2021

When Marilyn Dubree, MSN’76, graduated with her master’s degree from the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, she had no intention of remaining at Vanderbilt for the rest of her career. Thankfully for Vanderbilt University Medical Center and for the more than 7,000 nurses she serves, Marilyn did just that. For 45 years, Marilyn has been…

APP Clinical Advancement Program Increases Job Satisfaction

October 23, 2021

Rates of satisfaction with professional development opportunities among non-faculty advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) and PAs increased nearly twofold following implementation of a pilot clinical advancement program at VUMC. Dr. April Kapu said that this program may help improve burnout rates among clinicians by “providing an infrastructure for professional growth and development,” but other solutions are needed to…

Faculty Innovators: Sheila Ridner and Barbara Murphy spearhead trials for first at-home head and neck lymphedema treatment device

October 14, 2021

Vanderbilt University professors Sheila Ridner at the School of Nursing and Barbara Murphy at the School of Medicine have contributed to the development of a first-of-its-kind device to treat head and neck lymphedema–a chronic disease that causes fluid buildup in the body and can complicate normal functions. When this disease occurs in the head and neck, which is common…