Posts Tagged ‘VUSN’

Ridner returns to cancer patient research and care during Research Ramp-up to advance intervention studies

November 20, 2020

When in-person research activities at Vanderbilt were put on hold in mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Sheila Ridner, PhD’03, MSN’00, FAAN, the Martha Rivers Ingram Professor of Nursing and director of the PhD in Nursing Science Program, was the primary investigator on two research studies with oncology patients. “The participants in the lymphedema prevention study had given us five years of their lives, and so we also felt an ethical responsibility to finish our work in supporting them,” Ridner said.

VUSN’s Schorn reflects on time with Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance IPE program

November 18, 2020

Mavis Schorn, PhD, APRN, CNM, CNE, FACNM, FAAN, FNAP, served with the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance’s (MVA) Interprofessional Education and Inter-Institutional Collaborative Learning (IPE) program for almost nine years. She was Director and Co-Director during the last four. Earlier in 2020, she stepped away from the program. She recently reflected on her tenure and passing the torch.

Top nurse informaticist named VUSN senior associate dean

November 16, 2020

A nursing informatics expert with extensive health system, academic and government experience has been named senior associate dean for informatics at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. Patricia (Patty) Sengstack, DNP’10, RN-BC, FAAN, currently serves as academic director for the school’s nursing informatics specialty in its master of science in nursing program. She also has a…

Six Vanderbilt School of Nursing alumni named fellows by American Academy of Nursing

October 27, 2020

Six Vanderbilt University School of Nursing graduates will be inducted as fellows into the American Academy of Nursing on Saturday, October 31, 2020. Invitation to fellowship is one of the highest recognitions bestowed by AAN. Fellows are recognized for their extraordinary commitment to the promotion of the public’s health through evidence and innovation. They are…

VUSN named Best School for Men in Nursing third time

October 27, 2020

The American Association of Men in Nursing has again named Vanderbilt University School of Nursing an AAMN Best School of Nursing. This is the third consecutive year that the school was recognized by the association. The honor recognizes a nursing school for significant efforts in recruiting and retaining men in the nursing profession. In order…

Vanderbilt cancer researcher pairs with LGBTQI+ expert on OUT: The National Cancer Survey

October 26, 2020

Despite research that shows LGBTQI+ people are at increased risk for cancer, resources tailored to this population are few and little is known about their specific health care experiences and needs. Vanderbilt School of Nursing cancer researcher Bethany Rhoten, PhD’13, MSN’09, is co-primary investigator for OUT: The National Cancer Survey, a major research project that…