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Watch Medicine Grand Rounds on the affect of racism on health and health care

June 26, 2020

VUMC Department of Medicine hosted a very special Medicine Grand Rounds event on June 25. “How Structural Racism Affects Health and Health Care” featured four distinguished panelists in a discussion of racism in academic medicine and the health care environment. Watch 

Vanderbilt Nursing’s virtual pinning relies on tradition and technology

May 18, 2020

Coronavirus, social distancing and postponement of Commencement festivities didn’t prevent the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing from holding its traditional pinning ceremonies for students finishing their programs—the event just became virtual. Pinning is a more than 100-year-old tradition unique to the nursing profession. Every nursing school has a specially designed pin that its graduates wear….

VUSN researcher to test app for improving HIV care for new mothers in South Africa

May 13, 2020

VUSN Assistant Professor Kate Clouse has created an app for smartphones to help South African mothers with HIV stay connected to health care. Nearly one in three pregnant women attending antenatal care in South Africa is living with HIV. Clouse and an international research team are studying whether the app, CareConekta, is an effective method to reach patients during and after pregnancy.

Lessons from Florence Nightingale are primary tools in COVID-19 nursing

May 11, 2020

Practices developed by Florence Nightingale are still relevant today, and in fact, are major weapons in the fight against COVID-19, says Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Dean Linda D. Norman, DSN, FAAN. Norman, the Valere Potter Menefee Professor of Nursing, outlined Nightingale’s relevance in a video for VUSN students commemorating May 12, 2020, the 200th…

Watch the Class of 2020 Congratulations Video from School of Nursing

May 8, 2020

Dean Linda Norman, the Vanderbilt School of Nursing Senior Associate Deans and Program Directors share their good wishes and congratulations for the VUSN Class of 2020 as they move into the next phase of their nursing careers. Read Transcript

Jane Mericle, DNP’20, is named School of Nursing Founder’s Medalist

May 8, 2020

Jane M. Mericle, DNP’20, is this year’s Founder’s Medalist for the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. She earned a doctor of nursing practice degree. Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente announced Vanderbilt’s 2020 Founder’s Medalists in a video message to the university community on May 8. “To all of this year’s Founder’s Medalists, you…