Witha historydating back to 1908,VanderbiltUniversitySchoolofNursing has along-standing reputation forexcellence in nursing,teaching,practice,informaticsand research.Theschooloffersgraduateleveleducation inthe Masters ofScience in Nursing,DoctorofNursing PracticeandtheDoctorofPhilosophy*(*degreeawardedthrough theGraduateSchool).
Nursing is themosttrustedprofession intheworld,and onethat requires a rarecombinationof human,technicaland critical thinking skills.TheVanderbiltUniversitySchoolof Nursing (VUSN)is ranked #8 inMaster'sprogramsand #5 inDNPprograms.VUSN has a rich20+yearhistoryofdistancelearning thatcapitalizeson blendedlearningtotake advantageof needed face-to-faceactivitiessuchas simulation.Theschoolis alsoknownforitshighreputation innursepractitionereducation,nursemanagedclinics, andinformaticsinnovations.ThePhDandDNPprogramsaregraduating world- classresearch-focused andpractice-focusednursescholarswhoaremakingadifference inour disciplineand for patientseverywhere.
Thesimulationteam consistsoftheSimulation Lab Director, and3 SimulationLabNurses. An additionalseniorleveltechperson has a 10%workallocationto theareatoassistwithcomplextechnical problem solving. Afull-timeSeniorSimulationLaboratoryTechnologist willalsoberecruited.There is alsoa dedicatedPhDpreparednursefacultymemberwhoseworkload consists ofworking with facultyandstafftodevelop simulation evaluation
studies and preparationofsubsequentmanuscripts.Budgetrequestsfor2019-2020willinclude an additionalSimulationLab Nurse.
A complete28-memberFristNursing InformaticsCenter(FNIC)teamprovides thetechnology andinformaticssupportforVanderbiltUniversitySchoolof Nursing (VUSN).Thesimulation teamis partof thiscenter,and can callon theirexpertisewhenneeded.Talentsrangefromcomputerprogramming,networking,graphicartists,academicinstructionaldesigners,hardwareandsoftwaresupport,webauthoring,computerlab support,materialssupport,videography,classroomsupport,and informaticsfaculty.Strong technologysupportandqualityacademicprogramsarethehallmarkof theFNICservices.
Thesimulationlabwasoriginallyhousedin a1,290squarefeetspaceand located within GodchauxHall.With arecent29,947squarefeetaddition, an entirefloorwasallocated for anewsimulation lab.Opening in Januaryof2019,thenewsimulation lab is overthreetimes (3,932sq.ft.)thesquarefootage oftheoriginallocation.
Thirteenbedbayshave beendesignedwith theirowncontrolboothhaving directlineof sighttoeach bed.Thefacilityresemblesan acutehospitalfloor,completewithheadwalls,hospitalbeds,simulatedgassesand computermonitors.Additionalequipmentcan beaccessedfrom adjacentstaging/storageareas as required bythesimulation.Curtainstoblock thesoundsof thecontrolroomsarealsoinplace.Twoceiling mountedcamerasandmicrophonesare essentialtocontroltheaudioandvideorecordings for laterplaybackandcritique.B-LineMedical(r)SimCapturetechnologyallowsforseamlesscaptureof audioandhigh qualityvideoduring thesimulation encounter,streaming livetofacultyandstudentswatching thesimulation in real time,aswell asrecording itforplaybackduring thedebriefand assessmentsessions.Faculty memberscan alsodocumentcritiquesof individualperformanceforprocessimprovementpurposes.Additionalspace inFristHall144allowsforhealthassessment bays that canbeusedwith lowerleveltechtrainerequipmentwhenneeded.
Vanderbilt University offers a competitive, flexible benefits package including health, dental, vision, life, accidental death & dismemberment, disability insurance, paid time off, and a 403(b) retirement plan with employer match. Vanderbilt offers tuition assistance to employees, spouses, and dependent children.
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Vanderbilt University, located in Nashville, Tennessee, is a top-15 private research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Vanderbilt is situated on a 330-acre campus near the thriving city center, serving more than 12,000 students and employing almost 7,000 faculty and staff. The university's students, staff, and faculty frequently cite Nashville and the surrounding area as one of the many perks of being a part of the Vanderbilt community. Vanderbilt University is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded, and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity is sought and celebrated. Vanderbilt was recently named as one of "America's Best Large Employers" and the top employer in Tennessee and the Nashville metropolitan area in 2019 (Forbes).
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