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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.

Lessons from Florence Nightingale are primary tools in COVID-19 nursing

May 11, 2020

Practices developed by Florence Nightingale are still relevant today, and in fact, are major weapons in the fight against COVID-19, says Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Dean Linda D. Norman, DSN, FAAN. Norman, the Valere Potter Menefee Professor of Nursing, outlined Nightingale’s relevance in a video for VUSN students commemorating May 12, 2020, the 200th…

Watch the Class of 2020 Congratulations Video from School of Nursing

May 8, 2020

Dean Linda Norman, the Vanderbilt School of Nursing Senior Associate Deans and Program Directors share their good wishes and congratulations for the VUSN Class of 2020 as they move into the next phase of their nursing careers. Read Transcript

Jane Mericle, DNP’20, is named School of Nursing Founder’s Medalist

May 8, 2020

Jane M. Mericle, DNP’20, is this year’s Founder’s Medalist for the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. She earned a doctor of nursing practice degree. Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente announced Vanderbilt’s 2020 Founder’s Medalists in a video message to the university community on May 8. “To all of this year’s Founder’s Medalists, you…

Quick guide on how to wear a mask

May 8, 2020

Masks are now part of our daily lives. They are recommended by the CDC and other health experts as a way to limit the spread of COVID-19. David Aronoff, MD, director of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center has put together a quick tutorial on proper and safe masking. It’s a good refresher for those of us who are used to wearing masks and a valuable how-to for mask-wearing novices. This is also a great resource to forward to your friends, family and neighbors who may never have had to wear a mask before. A full article with illustration has been published online at the JAMA Patient Page.

Commencement 2020: Nurse-Midwifery Grad Vernicia Winford, MSN’20

May 4, 2020

The first baby Vernicia Winford helped deliver into the world as a certified nurse-midwife was her own niece, born just a few days after the nursing graduate student passed her American Midwifery Certification Board exam last December. As a dual nurse-midwifery/family nurse practitioner student in the School of Nursing, Winford saw patients of all ages and genders in her clinical work at the Family Clinic in McMinnville, about 75 miles southeast of Nashville, while completing her FNP studies. More

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