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School receives more than $3 million in HRSA grants to increase SANE and rural/underserved area providers

July 23, 2021

Two Vanderbilt School of Nursing professors have received grants totaling more than $3 million from the Health Resources and Services Administration to educate nurse practitioners to provide critical health care particularly in rural and underserved areas. Ginny Moore, director of the women’s health nurse practitioner specialty and associate professor of nursing, will receive $1.5 million over…

Five faculty named VU Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows

July 8, 2021

Five faculty members from the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing have been named to the Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows program in the Center for Teaching, part of the Office of Faculty Affairs in the Office of the Provost. VUSN Assistant Professors Janelle Delle, DNP’16, Melinda (Mindy) Johnson, DNP’18, MSN’16, Colleen Moss, DNP, MSN’01, BS’00, and Julia Steed, PhD’18, MSN’10,…

‘Secret shopper’ study sheds light on barriers to opioid treatment for women

June 25, 2021

Investigators analyzing comments received during a 2020 Vanderbilt University Medical Center study that showed women have a difficult time accessing treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD) have shed further light on barriers to care. Those included everything from long on-hold times to difficult interactions with clinic receptionists during phone calls seeking appointments, said Vanderbilt University School of Nursing assistant professor Julia Phillippi, PhD, CNM, FACNM, FAAN, lead author on the qualitative study published in “Women’s Health Issues.”

Maternal health expert wins NIH grant to study disparity in births among Black and white women

June 25, 2021

Assistant Professor of Nursing Jeremy Neal, PhD, FACNM, has been awarded an R21 exploratory/development grant of more than $250,000 from the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities to assess the differences in labor progress and care among Black and white women with low-risk pregnancies. The study will focus on the frequency of cesarean births among the two groups. It will be the first to describe obstetric care in this way at a high-volume, academic medical center, and its findings will inform how health care providers can improve standards of care to ultimately decrease the disparity in cesarean births.

School of Nursing receives 10-year CCNE accreditation

June 24, 2021

The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education has reaccredited Vanderbilt University School of Nursing for its master of science in nursing, doctorate in nursing practice and post-master’s certificate programs for a 10-year period through 2031. The prestigious accreditation comes after an extensive self-study followed by rigorous review by a peer-review team of CCNE examiners and the…

VUSN Nurse-Midwives step up to save lives in two emergencies

June 21, 2021

The mother of the groom was choking at a wedding reception. A person needed CPR on a plane. Two Vanderbilt Faculty Nurse-Midwives stepped up and saved lives. Read about CNMs Grace Zimmerman and Alexandra Speros, MSN’19, in “VUMC Voice.”