Nursing researchers pair with clinicians for CEU session on implementing discovery into practice

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing alumni and faculty will reveal recent nursing science discoveries and how they translate into practice and improved patient care during a continuing education session on Friday, Oct. 12, from 2-4 p.m. in Nursing Annex room 155.

“From Discovery to the Bedside: Vanderbilt’s Nursing Science to Nursing Practice” is part of the School of Nursing’s Reunion activities. The session pairs Vanderbilt nurse scientists and clinicians in talking about research findings and how the science is implemented in practice.

Topics and presenters will be:

“Research-Awareness-Collaboration: Pathways to Improved Management of Cancer Related Lymphedema”
Sheila Ridner, PhD’03, MSN’00, RN, FAAN, MSHSA, BSN, and Kay Marshall Davis, MSN’78, BSN’77, PM’09, APRN

“Enhancing Life in Pediatric Palliative Care: The Road Less Traveled”
Terrah Foster Akard, PhD’08, MSN’01, RN, CPNP, FAAN, and Sarah Streibig Wray, MSN’00, BA’98, RN, CPNP

“Shifting the Paradigm on Aging and Frailty through Research and Education”
Cathy Maxwell, PhD’12, RN, and Jennifer Hannagan Kim, MSN’97, DNP, GNP-BC, FNAP

“Improving Adolescent Diabetes Self-Management Using Chocolate-Covered Broccoli and Other Methods”
Shelagh Mulvaney, PhD, and Cindy Lybarger, MSN’90, PNP

The session is accredited for 2.0 CEU credit hours by the Tennessee Nurses Association. For information, contact Betsey Usher, VUSN Alumni Director, at 615-322-4836 or