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Six VUSN Alumni named American Academy of Nursing Fellows

August 12, 2020

The American Academy of Nursing has selected six Vanderbilt University School of Nursing alumni as fellows. The alumni will be inducted in a virtual ceremony during the academy’s annual conference in late October. Invitation to fellowship is one of the highest recognitions bestowed by AAN. Fellows (FAAN) are recognized for their extraordinary commitment to the…

Former faculty, alumna and trailblazer Sara Hutchinson Hampshire remembered

August 7, 2020

Friends, former students and past colleagues were saddened to hear of the May 2 death of School of Nursing alumna and former faculty member Sara Hutchison Hampshire, BSN’71, MSN’75. Vanderbilt Magazine recalled the life and impact of this women’s health trailblazer.

Nurse researchers study expanded autonomy for advanced practice nurses during pandemic

July 2, 2020

Nurse leaders from three prominent nursing schools in Tennessee are conducting a national study to measure the impact of a decision by state leaders to waive physician oversight of advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) during the COVID-19 pandemic. As the COVID-19 pandemic grew in the U.S., governors in 16 states, including Tennessee, waived select requirements…

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.