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…
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….
Vanderbilt Nursing graduates told “the world needs you more than ever”
May 14, 2020
Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Dean Linda D. Norman, DSN, RN, FAAN, told Class of 2020 nursing graduates that while the current COVID-19 pandemic disrupted end-of-year activities, it put advanced practice nurses like the new graduates in the world’s spotlight. “People see nurses risking their well-being to help desperately ill people. They see nurses solving…
VUSN researcher to test app for improving HIV care for new mothers in South Africa
May 13, 2020
VUSN Assistant Professor Kate Clouse has created an app for smartphones to help South African mothers with HIV stay connected to health care. Nearly one in three pregnant women attending antenatal care in South Africa is living with HIV. Clouse and an international research team are studying whether the app, CareConekta, is an effective method to reach patients during and after pregnancy.