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Documentary, panel discussion to explore ‘The American Nurse’

Nov. 17, 2014—The lives and work of five nurses on the front lines of the biggest issues facing America—aging, war, prisons and poverty—are explored in a new documentary film that will screen Tuesday, Dec. 2, at the Carmike Bellevue 8.

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Ten from Vanderbilt receive SEC faculty travel grants

Oct. 30, 2014—Now in its third year, the SEC Faculty Travel Grant Program provides support for selected faculty members to collaborate with colleagues at other Southeastern Conference member institutions.

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Perioperative nursing association honors Wyatt

Oct. 23, 2014—Vanderbilt University Hospital’s David Wyatt, MPH, R.N., is set to receive the highest individual honor in perioperative nursing. Wyatt will receive the Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses (AORN) 2015 award for Excellence in Perioperative Nursing at the organization’s national conference in March in Denver. Wyatt is the interim associate hospital director and associate chief nursing...

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New faculty: Neal will train next generation of nurse-midwives

Oct. 13, 2014—Cesarean delivery is the most common major surgery in the United States. Although sometimes necessary for the health of mother or child, Jeremy Neal thinks too many C-sections are done without good rationale, contributing to adverse health outcomes.

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Online nutrition course begins Sept. 15

Aug. 27, 2014—Make a commitment to better health by enrolling in Nutrition, Health and Lifestyle: Issues and Insights, a course offered through Vanderbilt’s partnership with Coursera, a free online learning platform.

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New health coaching certificate program to be offered this fall

Aug. 13, 2014—Vanderbilt will offer a certificate program for health professionals to educate them in helping patients set realistic health goals and provide support in reaching them.

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Serving the never-served

Jun. 7, 2014—When the Clinic at Mercury Courts opened in the summer of 2012, the staff expected to be inundated with patient visits. Designed to provide medical care for people and families transitioning from homelessness and other poverty situations, the clinic on Murfreesboro Road is located within a 5-mile radius of 12 properties serving low income and...

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Vanderbilt University honors 20 as emeriti faculty

May. 9, 2014—Twenty retiring faculty members were recognized during Vanderbilt’s Commencement ceremony May 9, when the university honored their years of service and bestowed on them the title of emeritus or emerita faculty.

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Dubree to deliver State of Nursing Address May 8

May. 1, 2014—The Vanderbilt University Medical Center State of Nursing Address by Marilyn Dubree, M.S.N., R.N., executive chief nursing officer, will take place on Thursday, May 8, at 10 a.m. in 208 Light Hall. All members of the VUMC community are invited to attend.

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Class of 2014: Brionne Williams’ next goal is healthier communities

Apr. 18, 2014—Brionne Williams has a vision of herself as a healer in a community clinic, doing much more than doling out pills and setting broken bones.

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Redesign of nursing workflow seeing success

Apr. 17, 2014—In 2008, Vanderbilt nurses participated in a nationwide survey to determine how they spent their time, and it revealed that only 16 percent was spent on direct patient care, while 28 percent was spent on documentation.

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Neuro ICU lands national award for nursing quality

Feb. 27, 2014—The Neurological Intensive Care Unit at Vanderbilt University Hospital has received the Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence, one of the highest markers of nursing care.

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