Posts Tagged ‘vanderbilt nurse magazine’

In the Thick of It: COVID fighters with the Navajo Nation

July 20, 2021

As a high school student who excelled in science and health, Annie Moon, MSN’03, wanted a career that would both challenge her and give her the opportunity every day to make a difference in people’s lives. Nursing fit the bill, and she has worked her entire career on the Navajo reservation where she grew up,…

Removing the stigma of HIV and AIDS

February 23, 2021

In Tampa, Florida, in the early 1980s, young men were coming home to their parents to die. As a registered nurse, Julie Barroso cared for many of these AIDS patients in their final days. “It was awful, seeing these young men become so ill,” says Barroso about the crisis, which decimated the gay community until…

It takes a team: Lessons from inside Vanderbilt’s COVID-19 unit

February 23, 2021

Vanderbilt Hospital tapped a team of experienced nurse practitioners to set up and provide care in its COVID-19 unit. They, along with the rest of the unit professionals, are still at it after nearly a year of what one describes as probably the hardest months of any of their professional lives.

Dean’s Message — Winter 2021

February 23, 2021

Dear alumni, friends and supporters, It has been a year since we first heard about the novel coronavirus and saw the early cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. Few would have predicted the changes, hardship, challenges and grief that were to come in the months ahead. Today, although vaccines have been developed and people are…

Chronic pain and LGBTQ researchers named VUSN visiting professors

February 19, 2021

A top expert in chronic pain and a renowned researcher in LGBTQ health have been named visiting professors at the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. University of Maryland School of Nursing Professor Susan Dorsey, PhD, RN, FAAN, joined VUSN at the start of the spring 2020 semester. Columbia University School of Nursing Professor Tonda Hughes,…

Cancer patient research and care continue in midst of pandemic

February 15, 2021

When in-person research activities at Vanderbilt were put on hold in mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Sheila Ridner, Martha Rivers Ingram Professor of Nursing and director of the Ph.D. in Nursing Science Program, was the primary investigator on two research studies with oncology patients. Entering its sixth and final year, one of these studies involved…