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Staff notice: Magnet Recognition Program site visit

Jan. 4, 2012—Your organization has applied to the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program for re-designation of the prestigious Magnet designation. This designation recognizes excellence in nursing services. You have an opportunity to participate in the evaluation process and are encouraged to do so. We will be coming to your hospital Feb. 20, 21, 22,...

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Nurses on a Mission

Jan. 1, 2012—How three Vanderbilt nurses are changing the world, one child at a time Marie Phillips, Kathy Warren and Theresa Hook are Vanderbilt nurses, but they don’t clock in at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. They wear School of Nursing identification badges, but you won’t see them in the halls of Vanderbilt’s hospitals or clinics. Through a...

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Editor’s Note

Jan. 1, 2012—My paternal grandmother, Elsie, always wanted me to become a nurse. She told my sisters and me time and again that if we were to make anything of ourselves, we needed to go to nursing school. An orphan adopted by a Mennonite family in Central Illinois at the turn of the century, Elsie had little...

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Fall 2011 issue of ‘Vanderbilt Nurse’ available now

Nov. 4, 2011—The Fall 2011 edition of Vanderbilt Nurse magazine tackles issues surrounding America’s prescription drug problem – including the safe and proper disposal of prescription drugs, the dangers of improper prescription drug use, and the epidemic of prescription drug abuse by teens. Also read how School of Nursing alumna Christine Shih uses her love of Regency...

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Sarratt Gallery exhibition examines bioethical dilemmas brought on by medical technology

Nov. 1, 2011—In August, the New York Times Magazine reported on the rapid rise of pregnancy reduction – not the accepted reduction of multiple fetuses, but on the rising number of women electing to reduce a twin pregnancy to that of a single fetus. The travelling exhibition “Take Care: Biomedical Ethics in the 21st Century” at Vanderbilt’s...

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The Next Chapter

Nov. 1, 2011—The Yellow Ribbon Program is helping veterans and their family members pursue education For Erin Gardiner, the decision to pursue a career in medicine was forged on the battlefield. As the executive officer for an Army surgical team stationed in Seoul, South Korea, Gardiner worked with an elite unit designed to mobilize quickly to perform...

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Vestibular deficits and rehabilitation talk Oct. 18

Oct. 10, 2011—Cathey Norton, a physical therapist at the Pi Beta Phi Rehabilitation Institute at Vanderbilt’s Bill Wilkerson Center, will present “Vestibular Deficits and Vestibular Rehabilitation” from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, in Light Hall, Room 214. Feel free to bring your lunch to this Geriatrics and Gerontology Interest Group lunchtime lecture. The event is sponsored...

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Lunchtime lecture on Alzheimer’s Sept. 6

Aug. 25, 2011—Associate Professor of Medicine James Powers will present "Alzheimer's Disease 2011."

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Nurse staffing levels linked to patient mortality risk

Mar. 17, 2011—A new study finds that when nurses' workloads increase during shifts because of high patient turnover, mortality risk also increases.

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Exercise can curb marijuana use and cravings

Mar. 4, 2011—Just a few sessions on the treadmill can prevent marijuana cravings and use, new research finds.

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Support needed to help nurses tackle substance abuse

Feb. 24, 2011—Support and treatment, not punishment, are needed to help the 10 to 20 percent of U.S. nurses and nursing students who may have problems with substance abuse and addiction.

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Improving heart patients’ outcomes goal of nursing study

Feb. 9, 2011—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is participating in a multi-site, national study to identify the role nurses play in improving outcomes among heart failure patients. “Heart failure is being recognized as a huge issue in elderly and middle-aged people, and it has a profound effect on the ability to function and handle daily activities. It requires...

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