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Patient satisfaction awards honor providers, units

June 12, 2014

The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt won the Top Performer Award for “Inpatient Services — Children’s Hospitals” in the 2014 Excellence in Healthcare Award, sponsored by Professional Research Consultants Inc. (PRC), Vanderbilt’s patient satisfaction surveyor. The recognition means that the hospital scored the highest of the 20 children’s hospitals in the PRC national…

9 Things to Know About Nurse Practitioners

June 10, 2014

You probably say “I’m going to the doctor” when heading to a health care visit, but it could well be “I’m going to the nurse practitioner” instead. When faced with the choice of primary care providers, you might like to know a bit more about this growing group of health professionals.

Congratulations to VUSN’s Michelle Collins, PhD, CNM, who was recently inducted as a fellow of the American College of Nurse-Midwifery.

June 5, 2014

MIDWIVES INDUCTED AS FELLOWS OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF NURSE-MIDWIVES ACNM Members Honored with Prestigious Distinction Silver Spring, MD – The American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) honored 13 midwives who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and contributions to the midwifery community throughout their careers. A limited number of midwives are selected for this highly coveted…

Staff Educator’s Guide to Clinical Orientation, co-authored by VUSN PhD Student Alvin Jeffrey

June 5, 2014

In the Staff Educator’s Guide to Clinical Orientation, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing PhD student Alvin D. Jeffery, MSN, RN-BC, CCRN, FNP-BC, and Robin L. Jarvis, MS, SPHR, presents a pragmatic, realistic approach to clinical orientation to meet the needs of the nurses, organization and patients.  Published by the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta…

Pet Therapy Research Aimed at Children with Cancer [Video]

June 5, 2014

It’s not unusual to see dogs in a hospital setting, but is there scientific evidence that man’s best friend help’s children? Vanderbilt researchers are working to find that answer as Barb Cramer reports.

Wellcast: Recommendations for pregnancy and birth

June 5, 2014

Michelle Collins, associate professor of nursing and director of the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Nurse-Midwifery Program, speaks with Health Plus’ Laura Osterman about the practice of midwifery and what women can do to prepare for a healthy pregnancy. Listen here.

Preparing for Labor & Birth: Why Women Who Prepare For Birth Do Better In Labor

June 1, 2014

(With Dr. Michelle Collins, CNM, Vanderbilt University) How well women do in labor is directly connected to how well they prepared for birth. And it’s downright fascinating. It dates back to the ‘early days of man’ & how we all handle fear. After nearly 30 years delivering babies, Dr. Michelle Collins has a few insights…

13 Midwives Inducted as Fellows of the American College of Nurse-Midwives

May 23, 2014

Silver Spring, MD – The American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) honored 13 midwives who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and contributions to the midwifery community throughout their careers. A limited number of midwives are selected for this highly coveted distinction and are inducted as fellows during theACNM Annual Meeting & Exhibition each year.