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Validating Health Literacy and Numeracy Measures in Minority Groups

April 21, 2017

VUSN’s Ken Wallston participated in the research validation studies of existing health literacy or numeracy tools among racial/ethnic minorities.

National diversity expert speaks May 3 on going beyond rhetoric of equity and opportunity

April 20, 2017

G. Rumay Alexander, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s interim chief diversity officer, will present a talk Wednesday, May 3, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in Godchaux Nursing Annex, Room 161, in the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. Lunch will be provided but requires an RSVP. Alexander, who is also professor and director of the Office of Inclusive Excellence at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Nursing, will speak on “Equity of Opportunity: Beyond the Rhetoric.”

Sheila Ridner named to International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame

April 17, 2017

Sheila H. Ridner, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN, the Martha Rivers Ingram Professor of Nursing at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN), will be honored by Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) with induction into its International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony will be held July 29 during the 28th International Nursing Research Congress held…

Jana Lauderdale receives university leadership award

April 7, 2017

Jana Lauderdale, assistant dean for the Office of Diversity and Inclusion in the School of Nursing, received the second Joseph A. Johnson, Jr. Distinguished Leadership Professor Award ever given by Vanderbilt University The honor recognizes faculty leadership in equity, diversity and inclusion in academic endeavors and was presented during Vanderbilts spring faculty assembly. “I am so very honored,” Lauderdale said after receiving the award. “When you aren’t expecting something and it happens–it makes you all the more appreciative and grateful.”

VUSN offers inter-professional course in LGBTI health this summer

April 4, 2017

Students from multiple disciplines are welcome to join the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing this summer for a summer intensive in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) Health. Registration is live now for NURS 6091 – LGBTI Health in Inter-professional Practice. LGBTI Health in Inter-professional Practice is a course focusing on specific health care…

Nursing Researcher Uses Experience as Student Athlete to Improve Life-Threatening Illnesses for Children

April 4, 2017

Our Nurse of the Week is Tarah Foster Akard, a pediatric palliative care researcher at Vanderbilt University who is working to improve coping and adjustment for children with life-threatening illnesses.