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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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Dr. Christine Benz Smith, BSN’76, named Director of UTC School of Nursing

Jan. 30, 2014—Following a nationwide search, Dr. Christine Benz Smith, BSN’76, has been selected as the Director of the UTC School of Nursing.   She has served in several capacities at the university since she joined the UTC School of Nursing faculty in 1997.

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‘Deep dive’ in popular fields is aim of next generation of MOOCs

Jan. 21, 2014—Vanderbilt University and the University of Maryland have teamed up to offer the first trans-institutional sequence of coordinated MOOCs. The sequence focuses on connecting handheld devices with cloud services to offer learners an opportunity to explore a topic in-depth across multiple MOOCs.

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Free online nutrition course, newly expanded, begins Jan. 20

Jan. 17, 2014—Make a commitment to better health this year by enrolling in Vanderbilt University School of Nursing professor Jamie Pope’s Nutrition, Health and Lifestyle: Issues and Insights course offered through Coursera, a free, online format.

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Research contributions of VUMC nurses highlighted

Nov. 21, 2013—Nursing research and evidence-based practice at Vanderbilt University Medical Center was on full display Nov. 13 at the annual Nursing Research Day.

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Nominate a faculty or staff member for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award

Nov. 19, 2013—The annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award will be presented Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, to a faculty or staff member in the School of Medicine, School of Nursing, or Vanderbilt University Medical Center who emulates through his or her work the principles of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This service can be in areas...

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Nominate a faculty or staff member for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award

Nov. 4, 2013—The annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award will be presented Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, to a faculty or staff member in the School of Medicine, School of Nursing, or Vanderbilt University Medical Center who emulates through his or her work the principles of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This service can be in areas...

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Grant bolsters study of nursing workforce’s future

Oct. 10, 2013—Vanderbilt University’s Center for Interdisciplinary Health Workforce Studies has been awarded $2.2 million from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to address nursing workforce issues that may impede future health care.

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New faculty: Todd Monroe explores how neurobiology can better guide pain management

Oct. 7, 2013—When Todd Monroe’s grandmother was diagnosed with breast cancer late in the course of her dementia, the nursing home staff caring for her struggled to assess her pain.

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Norman: To succeed, VUSN must collaborate and innovate

Oct. 4, 2013—In her new role as dean, Linda Norman's top priority is to increase the School of Nursing's work with interprofessional education, practice and scholarship.

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New Medical Faculty 2013

Oct. 4, 2013—See a complete list of new School of Medicine faculty for 2013.

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