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School of Nursing named to Top 10 in “U.S. News & World Report” rankings

March 20, 2019

In the U.S. News & World Report annual rankings of graduate nursing programs released today, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing has risen to the No. 5 rank for its Doctor of Nursing Practice program and to No. 8 for its Master of Science in Nursing program. Those positions are the highest rankings VUSN has received…

Robot-guided video game gets older adults out of comfort zone, learning and working together

March 19, 2019

Two senior living residents sat facing a large screen, controlling a video game with wrist devices. Every so often, a squat little robot near them would remind them of the object of the game: Get your avatar’s books into the right bin, and earn extra points by helping the other player. The game isn’t about robots or books. It’s about getting seniors in the early stages of dementia out of their rooms, moving their bodies and, most important, working together. Isolation is a contributor to dementia’s progression, and this robot-guided video game may be an effective, low-cost solution for caregivers. Vanderbilt University’s Nilanjan Sarkar, a mechanical engineering professor, Linda Beuscher, an assistant professor in the School of Nursing, and their team recently finished testing the game in two nursing homes. More

VUSN’s Dennis Spann awarded Vanderbilt’s prestigious Commodore Award

February 26, 2019

Dennis Spann, VUSN Administrative Officer for Space and Facilities, received Vanderbilt University’s Commodore Award during the 2019 Service Award ceremonies on Feb. 20. The Commodore Award—VU’s highest staff honor—is given to full-time regular staff members who have made significant contributions to Vanderbilt University’s pursuit of excellence in education, research and community service. Chancellor Nicholas S….

Diversity Month at School of Nursing wraps up with student presentations

February 26, 2019

Interest in diversity, equity and inclusion at the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing has expanded so much that what formerly was a one-day event turned into a series of events for the month of February. In the past, the school held a one-day diversity event that featured student-created poster presentations about different cultures and health…

MLK Day lecture on “Diversity, Inclusion and Equity: Our Collective Responsibility” is Jan. 21

January 16, 2019

Deborah Deas, MD, MPH, the Mark and Pam Rubin Dean of the School of Medicine at the University of California, Riverside, will speak from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, in Light Hall, Room 208. Her lecture is in conjunction with the 2019 Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Series at Vanderbilt and sponsored by the Vanderbilt…

VUSN alumna sees resiliance, struggles as she helps South Sudanese refugees in Uganda

January 2, 2019

Vanderbilt School of Nursing Alumna Immaculata Bramlage, MSN’12, spent the holidays much as she has the past five months: caring for roughly 300,000 South Sudanese refugees who fled to Uganda to escape violence in their homeland. Bramlage, a family nurse practitioner, works with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières in two settlement camps. Nashville’s WTVF shared her story….

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