Posts Tagged ‘VUSN’

School of Nursing named to Top 10 in “U.S. News & World Report” rankings

March 20, 2019

In the U.S. News & World Report annual rankings of graduate nursing programs released today, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing has risen to the No. 5 rank for its Doctor of Nursing Practice program and to No. 8 for its Master of Science in Nursing program. Those positions are the highest rankings VUSN has received…

Robot-guided video game gets older adults out of comfort zone, learning and working together

March 19, 2019

Two senior living residents sat facing a large screen, controlling a video game with wrist devices. Every so often, a squat little robot near them would remind them of the object of the game: Get your avatar’s books into the right bin, and earn extra points by helping the other player. The game isn’t about robots or books. It’s about getting seniors in the early stages of dementia out of their rooms, moving their bodies and, most important, working together. Isolation is a contributor to dementia’s progression, and this robot-guided video game may be an effective, low-cost solution for caregivers. Vanderbilt University’s Nilanjan Sarkar, a mechanical engineering professor, Linda Beuscher, an assistant professor in the School of Nursing, and their team recently finished testing the game in two nursing homes. More

Relationship-building part of alumnus’ new role at Indiana clinic

March 13, 2019

Heath Kohlmeier, MSN’18, received his first hug from a patient Tuesday, a small testament to the relationships he hopes to build with patients in his new role as a nurse practitioner at Tulip Tree Family Health Care. “One of my patients told me that I reminded her of her son. We just had a good interaction in the room there,” Kohlmeier, an FNP, said. “She asked if she could give me a hug at the end. It was a small victory within me, I feel like that’s one of those signs you’ve reached out to that patient, that you’ve built that connection and can start going from there.”

VUSN’s Dennis Spann awarded Vanderbilt’s prestigious Commodore Award

February 26, 2019

Dennis Spann, VUSN Administrative Officer for Space and Facilities, received Vanderbilt University’s Commodore Award during the 2019 Service Award ceremonies on Feb. 20. The Commodore Award—VU’s highest staff honor—is given to full-time regular staff members who have made significant contributions to Vanderbilt University’s pursuit of excellence in education, research and community service. Chancellor Nicholas S….

Diversity Month at School of Nursing wraps up with student presentations

February 26, 2019

Interest in diversity, equity and inclusion at the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing has expanded so much that what formerly was a one-day event turned into a series of events for the month of February. In the past, the school held a one-day diversity event that featured student-created poster presentations about different cultures and health…

VUSN faculty and alumni named March of Dimes Nurses of the Year

February 8, 2019

Nine nurses from Vanderbilt University School of Nursing and Vanderbilt University Medical Center recently received top honors at the March of Dimes Tennessee Chapter Nurse of the Year Awards.

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