Posts Tagged ‘PhD’

Welcome—and welcome back—to VUSN

September 1, 2016

The academic year is never really over at the School of Nursing. We pinned 360 students in one of the largest classes in our history on July 31 and within a few weeks, began greeting new faces and welcoming our returning students. With 879 students, VUSN is one of the largest nursing programs in the…

VUSN doctoral students honored as Jonas Nurse Scholars

September 1, 2016

The Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare has named 12 Vanderbilt University School of Nursing doctoral students to its 2016-18 cohort of Jonas Nurse Scholars. The groundbreaking Jonas Nurse Leaders Scholar Program aims to increase the number of U.S. nursing school faculty with doctorates. It supports nursing scholars with financial assistance, leadership development programs…

Diverse degrees and opportunities draw new School of Nursing students

August 31, 2016

The Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) has welcomed 478 new students from 45 states and three countries into its Master of Nursing Science (MSN), Doctor of Nurse Practice (DNP) and Ph.D. degree programs. Of those, 150 students have degrees in fields other than nursing; these PreSpecialty students spend three semesters in intense, full-time foundational…

VUSN to begin testing next generation device

July 19, 2016

BRISBANE, Australia and CARLSBAD, Calif., July 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — ImpediMed Limited (ASX:IPD) announces that it is partnering with Vanderbilt University School of Nursing for a series of patient and clinician human factors testing for the company’s next generation technology platform. Under the direction of Principal Investigator Sheila H. Ridner, PhD, FAAN, researchers at the Vanderbilt…

Mickelson Receives VUSN PhD Student Excellence in Writing Award

October 26, 2015

Robin Mickelson, MS, RN, PhD(c) and a 5th year PhD student, recently received this year’s Dean’s Award for PhD Student Excellence in Writing. The award recognizes PhD students who demonstrate excellence in writing by an accepted, peer-reviewed first author publication. A selection committee comprised of PhD faculty rate submitted articles based on originality and potential…

Advanced Device Improves Health and Costs for Patients With Lymphedema

October 21, 2015

Lymphedema patients experienced a nearly 80% reduction in their cellulitis episodes just by using an advanced pneumatic compression device (APCD) at home, according to a study in JAMA Dermatology (2015; doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2015.1895).