Vanderbilt Nurse News Category

Using the Internet for Good

February 1, 2017

By Matt Batcheldor Even before she began working directly with children with life-threatening conditions, Terrah Foster Akard, MSN ‘01, PhD ‘08, was moved by their stories. In one, a 7-year-old boy stuffed pictures and notes into egg-shaped hosiery containers and hid them around his house like Easter eggs. His family found them after he died….

When They Can’t Tell You Where It Hurts

February 1, 2017

Already suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, Todd Monroe’s grandmother was dealt a second blow — breast cancer. Because she couldn’t articulate what was wrong, the cancer was advanced when she was diagnosed. Managing her pain became a top priority, but that was a challenge: she couldn’t tell the caregivers in the nursing home where she lived…

Top 10 Misconceptions About Nitrous Oxide in Labor

February 1, 2017

Nitrous oxide makes you laugh (hence the nickname “laughing gas”). Because nitrous oxide decreases anxiety, it puts women more at ease and they may be more talkative and relaxed — but don’t count on side-splitting laughter. Nitrous oxide is offered at many hospitals and birth centers. Not true; nitrous oxide use has dramatically increased since…

Making an Impact

February 1, 2017

At Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN), we are committed to the generation and dissemination of knowledge; to using science and evidence in advancing nursing science, improving the health of individuals, families and communities, and finding solutions for effective health care delivery; to making an impact on education, nursing and health care across the U.S….

Colleen Conway-Welch honored, named Living Legend

February 1, 2017

Colleen Conway-Welch, Dean Emerita of the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN), recently received two honors recognizing her international, national and regional impact on nursing and health care. The American Academy of Nursing, one of nursing’s most distinguished and prestigious professional organizations, named Conway-Welch a Living Legend, the highest honor the organization bestows. In making…

Currently Funded Grants and Contracts

February 1, 2017

Research Grants Jie Deng Establishing Lymphedema and Fibrosis Measures in Oral Cancer Patients National Institutes of Health — National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research 3/1/2015 – 2/28/2019 $2,408,422 Jie Deng Self-Care for Head and Neck Cancer Survivors with Lymphedema and Fibrosis Supported by the Research Scholar Grant Number, RSG-16-207-01-PCSM, from the American Cancer Society…