Spotlight on Our PhD Students
The PhD in Nursing Science Program at Vanderbilt is committed to academic excellence. We prepare our students for intellectually rewarding academic and research careers. Our students engage in a variety of scholarly activities and collaborate with faculty in nursing and other disciplines. Through mentorship and collaboration, our students learn critical skills and gain the knowledge they need for a successful and productive career in nursing.
Recent Student Accomplishments
Sue Piras had an oral presentation accepted at the International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care (patient safety section), March 11-13, 2013, Baltimore MD. The title of her presentation was, "The Role of Clinical Artifacts in Achieving Patient-centered Care Delivery.”
Kristin Hittle was selected one of the 2013 Great 100 Nurses of Dallas/Fort Worth by DFW Great 100 Nurses, Inc., Texas Nurses Association.
Micah Skeens is the recipient of a Research Doctoral Scholarship for 2013-2014 from the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Foundation.
Leanne Boehm was accepted for an oral presentation at the National Teaching Institute of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, Boston MA, May 19-22, 2013. Leanne received a travel grant from the Graduate School. The title of her presentation is, “Measuring Success of the ABCDE Bundle: Dare to Make a Difference in Your Patients’ Outcomes.”
She also was accepted for a poster presentation at the American Delirium Society (ADS) 3rd Annual Meeting, June 2-4, 2013, Indianapolis IN. The title of her presentation is, “Variation in Defining and Measuring ICU Delirium: Making Sense of the Confusion.”
Anna Tielsch-Goddard had a poster presentation at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Science Day, January 15, 2012. The title of her poster was, “The Role and Impact of Animals with Pediatric Patients.”
Lee Ann Jarrett received funding from the VUSN PhD Student Support Fund to support her dissertation research (i.e., toll-free number for screening and data collection). Lee Ann also received pre-doctoral funding from the American Cancer Society (July 2013-2015).
Robin Mickelson was accepted for a poster presentation at AcademyHealth’s 2013 Annual Research Meeting (ARM), June 23-25, 2013, Baltimore MD. The title of her poster presentation is, “Intervention Effects of Bar Coded Medication Administration: A Systematic Review.”
Was accepted for a presentation at the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 2013 International Annual Meeting, Sept 30-Oct 4, 2013, San Diego CA. The title of her presentation is, “Analysis of the Distributed Nature of Home-Based Heart Failure Medication Management in the Elderly.”