Posts Tagged ‘COVID-19’

VUSN’s new Leadership Lecture Series kicks off with renowned researcher Peter Buerhaus

March 21, 2022

Peter Buerhaus, PhD, FAAN, FAANP(h), a renowned researcher who studies the health care workforce and economy will share his expertise on the future of nursing, health equity and the relationship balance between nurses, leadership and educators. He will be the inaugural speaker in a new Leadership Lecture Series presented by the Vanderbilt University School of…

Schools of Nursing and Engineering team up to test platform for PPE tracking in U.S. hospitals

March 8, 2022

A multidisciplinary team that includes Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Associate Professor Kelly Aldrich, DNP, FHIMSS, in collaboration with the School of Engineering, established the foundation for an automated, up-to-date assessment of personal protective equipment across U.S. hospitals—work that got its start before the COVID-19 pandemic, but took on greater urgency.

Mobile vaccine program leaders receive Vanderbilt’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Award

January 19, 2022

Assistant Professors Christian Ketel, DNP’14, RN, and Carrie Plummer, PhD, MSN’05, ANP-BC, received Vanderbilt’s 2022 Martin Luther King, Jr. Award on Monday, Jan. 17, for developing and leading the VUSN/VUMC Mobile Vaccine program. The award recognizes Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, School of Nursing or Medical Center staff or faculty who emulate the principles of Dr. Martin Luther…

Health experts to discuss COVID Perspectives & Vaccination Hesitancy

January 11, 2022

The School of Nursing Diversity and Inclusion committee will host a webinar on Tuesday, Jan. 25, at 6 p.m. CST to discuss “COVID Perspectives, Values and Vaccination Hesitancy.” A panel of public health and prevention experts will  discuss the complexities of personal and professional communication with individuals who are hesitant or refuse to be vaccinated against…

VUSN spring 2022 semester starts Jan. 4; new health and safety protocols announced

December 30, 2021

Following Vanderbilt University’s announcement that undergraduate and most graduate schools would postpone the start of the spring 2022 semester until January 17, Dean Pamela Jeffries provided specific information for the School of Nursing. Highlights included the information that VUSN classes would start January 4 as previously scheduled, that staff would work remotely until January 18, and that most specialty program classes would start in hybrid/remote formats for the first few weeks of 2022. Read her message

CDC taps School of Nursing informaticist to analyze nation’s PPE supply

November 17, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is funding research led by Kelly Aldrich, DNP, FHIMSS, associate professor of nursing informatics, to analyze daily hospital personal protective equipment on-hand inventory to measure trends, patterns or statistically significant changes in PPE supply in the nation’s nearly 7,000 U.S. hospitals. The project will support the CDC’s National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory,…