Author: Nancy Wise
Nov. 11, 2020—Kenneth A. Wallston, professor of nursing, emeritus, regarded internationally as one of the founders of health psychology, died in Asheville, North Carolina, on Oct. 27. He was 78.
Oct. 12, 2020—Julie Barroso, a new professor at the School of Nursing, has made the care of people living with HIV the focus of her research career.
Oct. 5, 2020—Vanderbilt University School of Nursing has received the 2020 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity award from "INSIGHT Into Diversity" magazine. The award recognizes schools and universities in health care education that demonstrate outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Jul. 8, 2020—Nurse leaders from Vanderbilt and two other prominent nursing schools in Tennessee are conducting a national study to measure the impact of a decision by state leaders to waive physician oversight of advanced practice registered nurses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Apr. 30, 2020—The first baby Vernicia Winford helped deliver into the world as a certified nurse-midwife was her own niece, born just a few days after the nursing graduate student passed her American Midwifery Certification Board exam last December.
Vanderbilt nursing students experience social distancing … and provide virtual clinical patient care
Apr. 8, 2020—Vanderbilt University School of Nursing has developed an innovative solution to enable its PreSpecialty nursing students to continue their clinical training while taking the social distancing precautions necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Aug. 11, 2019—Vanderbilt University School of Nursing has received two awards totaling more than $5 million from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration to increase the number of nurse practitioners working in rural and underserved communities lacking primary care providers.
May. 6, 2019—New research by School of Nursing professor Sheila Ridner finds that a special scan measuring lymphatic fluid volume is significantly better than a tape measure at predicting which women undergoing treatment for breast cancer are at risk of developing a common complication resulting from damaged lymph nodes.
Apr. 29, 2019—Mary Jo Gilmer is piloting new research into the effectiveness of therapy dogs in reducing the anxiety of children with cancer.
Jan. 23, 2019—Vanderbilt University School of Nursing opened a new $23.6 million building expansion containing a state-of-the-art simulation lab, technologically advanced classrooms and student services offices with a grand opening and ribbon cutting event on Jan. 22.
Nov. 12, 2018—Leanne Boehm is assistant professor of nursing.
Oct. 25, 2018—The Vanderbilt Pre-Nursing Society will host the fifth annual Miles for Mercury event, a 3K and 5K color run, on Saturday, Oct. 27.