VUSN Congratulates new FAANs

October 22, 2015

 Congratulations to VUSN faculty and alumni who were recently inducted as Fellows in the American Academy of Nursing at the annual ceremony in Washington, D.C.  Pictured L to R:  Dean Linda Norman,  VUSN Professor Susie Adams, Cecilia Page (BSN ’79, DNP ’13, Founder’s Medalist), VUSN Assistant Professor Kelly Wolgast (MSN ’93, Founder’s Medalist), Patrick Palmeri (MSN ’00) and…

Advanced Device Improves Health and Costs for Patients With Lymphedema

October 21, 2015

Lymphedema patients experienced a nearly 80% reduction in their cellulitis episodes just by using an advanced pneumatic compression device (APCD) at home, according to a study in JAMA Dermatology (2015; doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2015.1895).

Emergency Nurse Practitioner Students Participate in Emergency Medicine Day

October 16, 2015

Vanderbilt Emergency Nurse Practitioner students participated in the inaugural Emergency Medicine Day of Service this month by assisting at Project C.U.R.E., the largest provider of donated medical supplies and equipment to developing countries around the world. Project C.U.R.E helps to bridge the gap in health resources in the developing world, empowering doctors and nurses with the…

PreSpecialty Students Reach Out Via Community Health Experiences

October 15, 2015

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) students in the PreSpecialty year gain clinical experiences with many different populations in Nashville and surrounding communities. Students are immersed in community programs that offer educational opportunities and allow VUSN to make a marked difference in improving the health of residents in Middle Tennessee. Community need, faculty expertise and…

The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists Awards VUSN with Post-Doc Fellowship

October 15, 2015

The American Association of Nursing Anesthetists (AANA) Foundation recently awarded the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) support for a two-year, full-time, in-residence postdoctoral fellowship for a health services research topic related to anesthetic operative phenomena.

Usher Named Alumni Relations Director

October 15, 2015

Betsey Usher was named Director of Alumni Relations at the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing.  She will be responsible for developing and implementing activities to engage VUSN alumni and to link alumni with students.  She has served at several positions at the school for past eight years, first as coordinator of the school’s Centennial celebration,…

Bethany Rhoten examines quality of life among cancer survivors

October 15, 2015

Bethany Rhoten’s research focuses on issues that few people openly discuss—those surrounding body image and sexuality among cancer survivors. “While conducting research for my dissertation, I saw how difficult it is when a patient with head and neck cancer looks in the mirror and the person they see is not the person they saw six…

VUSN Study on Alzheimer’s to Explore Perception of Pain

October 15, 2015

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) has been awarded a four-year $660,633 grant from the National Institute of Health’s National Institute on Aging to study how psychophysical responses to acute experimental thermal pain differ between older adults with and without Alzheimer’s Disease (AD).

Vanderbilt and Lipscomb Students Help Health Seniors with Medicare Enrollment

October 14, 2015

Students from Vanderbilt University School of Nursing and Lipscomb College of Pharmacy volunteered a recent Saturday (Halloween) to help residents of Trevecca Towers in Nashville learn about Medicare’s Annual Open Enrollment options as well as provide some health screenings. “Medicare offers many options, and it can be confusing for many people to figure out which…

VUSN Announces Subscription Agreement with ReelDX

October 14, 2015

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing has entered into an institutional subscription agreement to use ReelDX Education’s real patient video case studies in the School of Nursing’s nursing curriculum. The School of Nursing will integrate ReelDx Education case studies into both their in-person and distance learning programs, including 24/7 access to ReelDx’s 500+ short videos of…