Posts Tagged ‘cover’

Meeting the Need

July 6, 2023

The nursing profession is on the cusp of a transformation. The high demand for nurses directly aligns with all-time highs in the increased demand for health care. A compassionate, qualified and diverse workforce must be at the heart of the U.S. health care system. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that more than 200,000…

Balance of Work and Play

July 5, 2023

“Vanderbilt chose me,” says Leslie Jeter, BSN’86, DNP, CRNA. In high school, she spent “career week” in the operating room at a local community hospital. A certified registered nurse anesthetist took Jeter under her wing and let her squeeze an ambu bag (a manual resuscitator), and Jeter watched in awe as the patient’s chest rose….

Equipped and Energized

July 5, 2023

Vanderbilt academy addresses uniqueness and unique needs of diverse leaders The sun was shining as a group of nurses from eight different states stepped out of the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing—newly invigorated to take on the challenges they face as diverse nurse leaders. The 18 nurses made up the first cohort in the five-day…

Compassionate care inspires student to pursue pediatric nursing career

July 5, 2023

Growing up, Anana Upton, BS’21, spent endless hours in hospitals as her younger brother underwent care. That experience spurred a passionate drive in her to elevate the quality of health care available to underserved communities while also educating people about their medical choices and affording them the dignity they deserve. The Chicago native and Peabody…

Opportunity, Development and Growth

July 5, 2023

Postdoctoral program launches new nurse scientists into research and faculty careers Vanderbilt School of Nursing takes its mission of producing nurse scientists seriously. Every two years or so, promising new PhD nurse scientists are welcomed into the School of Nursing’s postdoctoral research program, where they work with faculty mentors to fine-tune research skills, hone grant-writing abilities,…

Invaluable and essential

September 13, 2022

It’s a centuries-old practice: A more experienced practitioner guides a nursing student in how to apply the classroom education they have acquired. As days go by, the student learns from their preceptor and gains expertise in patient care and communications. Eventually, after hundreds of hours of experience, the student becomes a colleague.