Photo Gallery: Outreach Far and Wide

Middle Tennesseans’ needs go well beyond the four addressed in this issue of Vanderbilt Nurse — so the School of Nursing’s care stretches far and wide as well. Here’s a sample of other VUSN projects. 

Health care for the homeless: PreSpecialty students like LaToya Hopkins, MSN’16, conduct health assessments and help homeless individuals create portable health history cards at Room in the Inn.

Drug disposal event: Then-student Stephenie Plowden, MSN’14, holds medications collected at one of several drug disposal events organized by Instructor Carrie Plummer, MSN’05.

Maternal Infant Health Outreach Worker program: VUSN’s Maternal Infant Health Outreach Worker (MIHOW) program supports health and child development among economically disadvantaged and geographically or socially isolated communities. This mom participated in MIHOW’s home visit program.

CASTLES: College students in VUSN’s Communities and Students Together for Learning-Enhanced Service (CASTLES) project ran three afterschool programs in 2017, reaching over 400 youth and families.

Senior health fair: VUSN students and faculty conducted blood pressure checks, determined participants’ risk for diabetes, administered flu shots and talked with seniors about their health status and health-promoting behaviors during a health fair.

Photos by Daniel Dubois, Abby Hannifan, Carrie Plummer and Susan Urmy