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COVID-19 and alcohol consumption don’t mix

April 23, 2020

News outlets have reported that more than 190 people in Iran died from drinking bootleg alcohol, possibly related to the mistaken belief that drinking alcohol can prevent COVID-19 infection. Vanderbilt School of Nursing professor Mariann Piano, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAHA, sets the facts straight about Coronavirus 2019 and alcohol, including reasons to monitor your alcohol consumption during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Piano, the Nancy and Hilliard Travis Professor of Nursing and Senior Associate Dean for Research, studies the adverse effects of unhealthy alcohol drinking on the cardiovascular system. Her current research focuses on binge drinking and young adults.

What to do about COVID-19’s psychological impact on nurses

April 23, 2020

Three Vanderbilt School of Nursing faculty tackle the psychological toll of COVID-19 on nurses with an article in American Nurse. With the COVID-19 crisis, nurses face unprecedented stressors in their professional and personal lives, write Brittany Haskell, DNP, Mathew Schroer, DNP, and Marci Zsamboky, DNP. “To best support nurses, understanding the psychological effects of COVID-19 on them, the impact of secondary traumatic stress (STS), and ways to manage these effects during this stressful time is important.”

Vanderbilt nursing students experience social distancing … and provide virtual clinical patient care

April 7, 2020

What do you do with 154 nursing students who are suddenly unable to participate in the hands-on nursing (clinical) care that makes up 60% of their education each week? That was the challenge facing Mary Ann Jessee, PhD, MSN’95, director of PreSpecialty education at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, and the 30-plus faculty who instruct…

Vanderbilt nursing professor named to International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame

April 7, 2020

Vanderbilt School of Nursing Professor Mary Jo Gilmer, PhD, MBA, FAAN, has been selected for induction into the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame by Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. The honor recognizes her significant, sustained international achievement and that her research has influenced the nursing profession and the people it serves. Entry…

School of Nursing earns high rankings in 2021 “U.S. News & World Report”

April 6, 2020

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing received top rankings in the 2021 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate School survey released March 17. Vanderbilt’s Doctor of Nursing Practice program is ranked No. 5 and its Master of Science in Nursing program is ranked No. 9 out of more than 500 schools surveyed. Additionally, two of…

VUSN’s Geri Reeves on when to see your provider if you suspect coronavirus

March 31, 2020

Associate Professor and board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner Geri Reeves, PhD, gives Prevention magazine tips on when you should (and shouldn’t) go to your health care provider if you suspect you might have Coronavirus.

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