faculty profile

Mavis Schorn   PhD, APRN, CNM, CNE, FACNM, FAAN, FNAP

Senior Associate Dean for Academics

Bio

Dr. Mavis Schorn is a Professor, Senior Associate Dean for Academics and a nurse-midwife in the faculty practice at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing.

Dr. Schorn serves as a leader in interprofessional education through participation in activities such as the Vanderbilt University Medical Center interprofessional student-run clinic, Vanderbilt Program for Interprofessional Learning, and the Vanderbilt-Meharry Alliance Interprofessional Education Collaboration. She is the project director for a Health Resources and Service Administration, Advanced Nurse Education Workforce Grant, Vanderbilt Nursing Education Program for Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (2018-2021).

Her research interests include the third stage of labor and evaluation of teaching methods. She is fellow in the American College of Nurse-Midwives, American Academy of Nursing, and the National Academies of Practice.

Education

  • PhD, University of Kentucky

Current Research/Scholarly Interests

  • Third stage of labor
  • Interprofessional education
  • Education for advanced nursing practice

Representative Publications

Journals

Kennedy, B. B., Russell, R. G., Martinez, W., Gigante, I., Penrod, C., Ehrenfeld, J. M., Vinson, K. N., Swan, R. R., Brady, D. W., Schorn M. N., Miller, B. M. (2019). Development of an Inter-Professional Clinical Learning Environment Report Card. Journal of Professional Nursing. 35(4):314-319.

Minnick, A., Schorn, M. N., Dietrich, M. S., Donaghey, B. (2018) Providers' reports of environmental conditions and resources at births in the United States. Western Journal of Nursing Research. 41(6):854-871. https://doi.org/10.1177/0193945918796629.

Schorn, M. N., Dietrich, M. S., Donaghey, B., Minnick, A. (2018). Variables that influence US midwife and physician care during the third stage of labor. Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health. 63: 446-454. DOI:10.1111/jmwh.12728

Stubbs, C., Schorn, M. N., Leavell, J. P., Espiritu, E. W., Davis, G., Gentry, C. K., Friedman, E., Patton, T., Graham, A., Crowder, R., Wilkins, C. H. (2017). Implementing and evaluating a community based, inter-institutional, interprofessional education pilot program. Journal of Interprofessional Care. 31(5), 652-655. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13561820.2017.1343808

Schorn, M. N., Dietrich, M. S., Donaghey, B., Minnick, A. (2017). US physician and midwife adherence to active management of the third stage of labor international recommendations. Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health, 62, 58-67. doi:10.1111/jmwh.12586. PMID: 28132428 (One of four finalists for 2018 Best Research Article Award for the Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health)

Thornton, P., McFarlin, B., Park, C., Rankin, K., Schorn, M., Stapleton, S., Finnegan, L. (2017). Cesarean outcomes in U.S. birth centers and collaborating hospitals: A cohort comparison. Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health, 62, 40-48. PMID: 27926797

Neal, J. L., Lowe, N. K., Schorn, M. N., Holley, S., Ryan, S. L., Buxton, M., Wilson-Liverman, A. M. (2015). Labor dystocia: A common approach to diagnosis. Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health. 60, 499-509. PMID: 26461189

Neal, J. L., Ryan, S. L., Lowe, N. K., Schorn, M. N., Buxton, M., Holley, S., Wilson-Liverman, A. M. (2015). Labor dystocia: Uses of related nomenclature. Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health. 60, 485-498. PMID: 26461188

Osborne, K., Schorn, M. N., Graves, B. (2015). A call for evaluation of the certified midwife credential. Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health. 60, 670-673. PMID: 26469974

Schorn, M. N., Moore, E., Spetalnick, B. M., Morad, A. (2015). Implementing family-centered cesarean birth. Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health. 60, 682-690. PMID: 26618328

Danhausen, K., Joshi, D., Quirk, S., Miller, R., Fowler, M., Schorn, M. N. (2015). Facilitating access to prenatal care through an interprofessional student-run free clinic. Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health. 60(3), 267-273. PMID: 25808522

Phillippi, J. C., Holley, S. L., Payne, K., Schorn, M. N., Karp, S. M. (2016). Facilitators of Prenatal Care in an Exemplar Urban Clinic. Women and Birth, 29(2), 160-167.

Likis, F. E., Sathe, N. A., Morgans, A. K., Hartmann, K. E., Young, J. L., Carlson-Bremer, D., Schorn. M., Surawicz, T., Andrews, J. Management of Postpartum Hemorrhage. Comparative Effectiveness Review No. 151. (Prepared by the Vanderbilt Evidence-based Practice Center under Contract No. 290-2012-00009-I.) AHRQ Publication No. 15-EHC013-EF. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; April 2015. www.effectivehealthcare.ahrq.gov/reports/final.cfm

Professional Organizations

  • American College of Nurse-Midwives
  • American Nurses Association
  • Fellowship of the American College of Nurse-Midwives
  • Sigma Theta Tau International, Iota Chapter