NPT “Aging Matters” episode features VUSN dean

Linda Norman, DSN, R.N., FAAN, dean of the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, talks about the aging health care workforce during a new episode of Nashville Public Television’s Aging Matters on Thursday, April 27, at 8 p.m. NPT also shot footage of students in VUSN’s ASN to MSN PreSpecialty program for the show.

In the episode, “Aging & the Workplace,” Norman addresses what steps the nursing profession has taken to combat a potential shortage of nurses as the Baby Boom generation ages.

She also explains that the issue is not only that the U.S. faces an explosion of people needing health care as they age—it’s also that experienced nurses and nursing school faculty are also aging.

Norman, who holds the Valere Potter Menefee Chair in Nursing at Vanderbilt, is a nationally and internationally known leader in nursing and health profession education.

NPT Reports: Aging Matters is a multi-year NPT series that seeks to open and encourage community-based conversation about aging in Middle Tennessee. It explores what older citizens need to optimize quality of life and what the community needs to do to prepare for its aging population.

“Aging Matters: Aging & the Workplace” will also run Saturday, April 29, at 5 p.m.; Sunday, April 30, at 1 p.m.; Monday, May 1, at 8 a.m.; and Tuesday, May 2, at 1 p.m.

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