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Patient-oriented discovery

  What drives a nurse-scientist? A problem to be solved, curiosity, observation, inquiry and passion — and a deeper, simpler motivation. Nurses want the best outcomes for their patients. Nurse-scientists and researchers are determined to find ways to make them happen. For Terrah Foster Akard, PhD’08, MSN’01, it was wanting to help parents like a…

Posted in Fall 2019, Features, Issue | Tags: ,


From Vietnam to Vanderbilt

Duc Pham, MD’98, often speaks about how lucky he has been in his life. He recounts acts of kindness by teachers who helped him succeed in school, by organizations that offered him scholarships to attend medical school, and by the United States for welcoming his family after they fled Vietnam following the Vietnam War. Pham…

Posted in Fall 2019, Features, Issue | Tags: ,


Partnership for diversity

Clark Atlanta University junior ShaVaughn Thomas admits she knew little about nurse practitioners and their role in patient care, but after taking part in an intensive, hands-on summer program at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, she not only knows what advanced practice nurses do, she has great respect for their contributions. “Coming into the program,…

Posted in Fall 2019, Features, Issue | Tags: ,


Making an Impact

Every day, every hour, Vanderbilt nurses make an impact. They do so in patient care, helping patients and families and collaborating with colleagues and co-workers. They do so in education, imparting knowledge to the next generation of nurses and advanced practice nurses and academic leaders, then sharing best practices with fellow educators all over the…

Posted in Fall 2019, Features, Issue | Tags: ,


New School of Nursing Building on a sunny spring day

Where technology and wellness combine (New SON Building)

The sun-filled four-story atrium in Vanderbilt University School of Nursing’s new expansion is a hub of connectivity. A professor and student sit on the bench under the monumental staircase consulting a laptop screen. Across the gray tile floor, a dozen students work on laptops, tablets and smartphones at tall tables. In the lobby’s raised landing…

Posted in Features, Issue, Spring 2019 | Tags: ,


Vision-sharers (New SON Building)

Bringing the School of Nursing expansion from concept to reality required commitment, teamwork and vision. One group of exceptional people brought all three: our generous donors. They are friends, foundations, alumni and parents of past students — all committed to excellence, advancing knowledge and ensuring that our students are well prepared to take their places…

Posted in Features, Issue, Spring 2019 | Tags: ,


Celebration to remember (New SON Building)

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing threw wide the doors to its new building Jan. 22, 2019, and welcomed donors, health care leaders and other guests for a ribbon-cutting ceremony and grand opening celebration that included building tours and demonstrations highlighting its state-of-the-art technology.

Posted in Features, Issue, Spring 2019 | Tags: ,


The Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation: Three decades of impact

On clinic day every week, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing student Brooke Hazen gets to the hospital early. Her 12-hour day starts at 6:30 a.m. with the charge nurse’s report on patients and case review with an instructor before hands-on patient care begins.

Posted in Features, Issue, Spring 2019 | Tags: ,


A climate of caring

Carol Ziegler, DNP’12, MSN’06, spent her younger years discussing climate change with her environmentalist father, but it wasn’t until a trip to Kenya in 2009 that she saw the direct impact it could have on every aspect of a society.

Posted in Features, Issue, Spring 2019 | Tags: ,


Strong, visionary and unforgettable

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing lost two trailblazing and visionary icons just 80 days apart in 2018 – one a longtime dean who transformed nursing education at Vanderbilt and nationally, and the other a champion of nurse practitioners and founder of the school’s Family Nurse Practitioner Program.

Posted in Features, Issue, Spring 2019 | Tags: ,


The evolution of the Emergency Nurse Practitioner

For years, Jennifer Wilbeck, DNP, PMC’06, MSN’99, FAANP, pieced together nursing knowledge much like working a jigsaw puzzle. Each course’s curriculum interlocked with teachings from another to form a complete picture of what she wanted to learn. Ultimately, Wilbeck gained instruction from a variety of nursing specialties to learn what she felt she needed to…

Posted in Fall 2018, Features, Issue, Vanderbilt Nurse News | Tags: ,


The DNP Advantage

They live and work across the U.S. — some in bustling cities, others in scenic mountain settings. Their backgrounds range from surgical nursing to labor and delivery. Some of them have decades of experience and others have less. One characteristic all these nurses have in common, however, is they knew that obtaining their doctor of…

Posted in Fall 2018, Features, Issue, Vanderbilt Nurse News | Tags: ,


Four gifts, one purpose

The $26.3 million Vanderbilt University School of Nursing expansion, which began last spring, is nearing completion at the intersection of historic Godchaux Hall, Patricia Champion Frist Hall and the Nursing Annex. The project was aided recently by a range of supporters who together are helping raise the roof. Friends, foundations, alumni and past parents all…

Posted in Fall 2018, Features, Issue, Vanderbilt Nurse News | Tags: ,


Asthma and absenteeism

During the past school year, Napier Enhanced Option Elementary School in Nashville had the second largest population of elementary school-aged children with asthma in the district. The ranking is one that Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) Assistant Professor Natasha McClure, MSN’11, DNP, CPNP, knows she cannot change. So she wants to do the next…

Posted in Features, Issue, Spring 2018, Vanderbilt Nurse News | Tags: ,


Providers in demand

Matthew Hardy, PhD, regional vice president of Centerstone, one of the nation’s largest behavioral health care organizations, recently hired six psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioners (PMHNP) to serve the rapidly expanding need for mental health and addiction services in the northern area of Middle Tennessee that he oversees. He said he could have hired six more…

Posted in Features, Issue, Spring 2018, Vanderbilt Nurse News | Tags: ,


Frailty? Tai Chi? Constipation?

This wasn’t the kind of library they remembered from their childhood. The group of 14 older adults were enjoying a meal of seafood cannelloni, salad and cupcakes as sunshine beamed on the stacks of books just outside the room. Speaking above a whisper and asking questions was encouraged. They came to the Edmondson Pike Library…

Posted in Features, Issue, Spring 2018, Vanderbilt Nurse News | Tags: ,


Community Care

There’s no shortage of need regarding health care in America today. Whether it’s finding a provider, having health insurance, preventing premature birth or helping someone with hypertension manage their disease, health issues are extensive and in the news. From its founding more than 100 years ago, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) has had a…

Posted in Features, Issue, Spring 2018, Vanderbilt Nurse News | Tags: ,


Covered

When 24-year-old Blossom Olmos learned she was pregnant with her first child, her primary care physician referred her to an obstetrician, but there was just one problem. The insurance provided through her employer didn’t cover maternity care and childbirth. She and her boyfriend, John Haro, were living in California, but they had just decided to…

Posted in Features, Issue, Spring 2018, Vanderbilt Nurse News | Tags: ,


The Vanderbilt Model

Metro Nashville Public Schools, Gaylord Opryland Resort and Mercury Courts housing all have one thing in common. Each is home to a Vanderbilt clinic that is managed by faculty nurse practitioners and offers health care to diverse populations. Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) provides faculty for the clinics and operates them in partnership with…

Posted in Features, Issue, Summer 2017, Vanderbilt Nurse News | Tags: ,


What I Did Before

Miss Mississippi, a seismologist, a paramedic, a football player and a Peace Corps worker walk into a nursing school. No, no joke. Those are the backgrounds of some current Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) students. Use the links below to discover what drew them to VUSN. Tristan Strong Helen Qian Rita Peters Jennifer Neczypor…

Posted in Features, Issue, Summer 2017, Vanderbilt Nurse News | Tags: ,



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