Vanderbilt Nurse News Category

Two Key Promotions at VUSN

August 25, 2010

Becky Keck and Sarah Ramsey have both been promoted to key positions at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. Keck, pictured above left, has been named to a newly created role as Senior Associate Dean for Administration and Operations/ Chief Administrative Officer, and Ramsey to Assistant Dean of Student Affairs. Keck, M.S.N., R.N., NEA, BC, has…

Hereford Society Launches Match Challenge

August 25, 2010

With the average debt load of a nursing student soaring to $80,000, the Julia Hereford Society (JHS) has rededicated itself to raising scholarship money for Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. Named after Julia Hereford, a 1936 graduate and Dean from 1949-1965, the group is composed of donors who give $1,000 or more annually to the…

New Ways to Learn

August 25, 2010

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing is pioneering the use of smart phones as teaching tools. The School is one of the first in the nation to use a new application that transforms wireless devices, including Blackberry, iPod, iTouch, and laptops into classroom response devices for enhanced learning. “Students in our program have multiple exposures to…

Grant: Telehealth, Informatics

August 25, 2010

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing has received a new $1.3 million grant from the Health Resource and Services Administration (HRSA) for faculty development in informatics, simulation and telehealth. “Today’s nursing faculty are faced with the complex task of educating nurses for a world facing a workforce shortage, increasing patient complexities, and an ever-increasing dependence on…

Working Together for Prenatal Health

August 25, 2010

The Vanderbilt Schools of Nursing and Medicine have come together to improve prenatal care in a clinical partnership called the Shade Tree Early Pregnancy Program (STEPP). Second-year medical students Marissa Blanco, Kelly Bingham and Erin Toaz saw a need for targeted prenatal care, so they applied for grants to support the once-a-month clinic held at…

Nurse-Midwifery Practice Earns National Honor

August 25, 2010

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing’s Nurse-Midwifery practice is among the best large practice groups in the country, according to the American College of Nurse-Midwives. The School’s Nurse-Midwifery practice was recognized as the best practice for the highest rate of first trimester patient entry into care among high-volume certified nurse-midwifery practices (500 or more births per…