Posts Tagged ‘news-home’

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…

What to do about COVID-19’s psychological impact on nurses

April 23, 2020

Three Vanderbilt School of Nursing faculty tackle the psychological toll of COVID-19 on nurses with an article in American Nurse. With the COVID-19 crisis, nurses face unprecedented stressors in their professional and personal lives, write Brittany Haskell, DNP, Mathew Schroer, DNP, and Marci Zsamboky, DNP. “To best support nurses, understanding the psychological effects of COVID-19 on them, the impact of secondary traumatic stress (STS), and ways to manage these effects during this stressful time is important.”

Vanderbilt nursing students experience social distancing … and provide virtual clinical patient care

April 7, 2020

What do you do with 154 nursing students who are suddenly unable to participate in the hands-on nursing (clinical) care that makes up 60% of their education each week? That was the challenge facing Mary Ann Jessee, PhD, MSN’95, director of PreSpecialty education at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, and the 30-plus faculty who instruct…