Vanderbilt Nurse News Category

Q + A: An Interview with Heidi Silver

August 25, 2010

Program Director Heidi Silver, Ph.D., R.D., has taken on many challenge throughout her 20-plus-year career in dietetics and nutrition. Now she is working with the School of Nursing to launch a master’s program that will educate a new generation of advanced practice dietitians and move the profession forward in meaningful ways. What do you want…

A Look Inside Nurses for Newborns

May 10, 2010

Nurses for Newborns is a natural fit when it comes to collaborating with the Better Birth Outcomes study. This separate, non-profit nurse visitation program for at-risk mothers and babies is important in preventing infant mortality. “The first 18 months is most critical for a child,” said Vicki Beaver, M.S.N., R.N., executive director of Nurse for…

Dean’s Message

March 25, 2010

“When I came as Dean in 1984, we were celebrating our 75th year. Little did I realize that I would lead the School into our 101st year! Our Centennial year gave us a wonderful opportunity to look at where we’ve been and where we are headed as a School of Nursing and as nurse professionals,…

The Measure of Life

March 25, 2010

After her son Christopher was born, Tracey Stamper could recite all the numbers: Jan. 12, 2010; 5:27 p.m., 7 pounds, 14 ounces; 19 ¼ inches. But to her, the most important number was his gestational age.  Her healthy baby boy defied the odds and was born at 39 weeks, nearly full-term. Stamper is just one…

Gallery – Graduation

March 10, 2010