Posts Tagged ‘Nurse-Midwifery’

Black women turn to doulas as maternal mortality crisis deepens

April 14, 2021

Black women in the U.S. are more likely to die in childbirth than other races. VUSN Associate Professor Stephanie DeVane Johnson, PhD, CNM, is helping lead the fight to get more Black doulas trained to meet the need of expectant Black women. She and other experts say it is critical to have doulas who understand and…

VUSN Nurse-Midwifery program seeks third-party comments for ACME accreditation

January 15, 2021

The nurse-midwifery education program at the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, Nashville, TN, is scheduled to be reviewed by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME) Board of Review (BOR) for continuing accreditation March 29, 2021. Please email any written third party comments to ASmith@acnm.org or mail to ACME at 8403 Colesville Rd., Suite 1550, Silver Spring, MD, by…

VUSN receives $3.2 million federal grant to increase diversity in health care providers

October 21, 2020

  Vanderbilt University School of Nursing has launched a scholarship program for family nurse practitioner, nurse-midwifery and dual nurse-midwifery/FNP master’s students that aims to increase diversity in primary health care providers, particularly in medically underserved areas. Funded by a new $3.2 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration under its Bureau of Health…

Commencement 2020: Nurse-Midwifery Grad Vernicia Winford, MSN’20

May 4, 2020

The first baby Vernicia Winford helped deliver into the world as a certified nurse-midwife was her own niece, born just a few days after the nursing graduate student passed her American Midwifery Certification Board exam last December. As a dual nurse-midwifery/family nurse practitioner student in the School of Nursing, Winford saw patients of all ages and genders in her clinical work at the Family Clinic in McMinnville, about 75 miles southeast of Nashville, while completing her FNP studies. More

Army pilot’s mission to serve the most vulnerable leads her to School of Nursing

November 8, 2019

U.S. Army combat veteran Mandi Mizner has devoted her life to serving her country and others. Following tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, she is continuing her mission of service through the advanced practice nursing program at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. She spoke to Vanderbilt Video about her path to Vanderbilt and being a Bass Military Scholar.

New study shows breastfeeding gap widens between black and white U.S. babies

October 14, 2019

A new study suggests the gap in breastfeeding between black and white infants is widening. Dr. Melanie Lutenbacher, VUSN Associate Professor of Nursing and Medicine, commented on the findings “The results suggest that many women may need more support for breastfeeding than they currently receive. Most women can successfully breastfeed but often it is a learned…