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Legislators encourage doctoral nursing students to share real-life impact of healthcare issues

Legislators encourage doctoral nursing students to share real-life impact of healthcare issues

  Be involved, be personal and be succinct. Those are key to engaging with policy makers and advocating for healthcare issues, two Tennessee lawmakers told doctoral students at the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Tuesday. Sen. Jeff Yarbro, D-Nashville; Rep. Cameron Sexton, R-Crossville; past President of the Tennessee Nurses Association Jill Kinch, MMHC, MSN, CPNP-AC/PC;…

Diverse degrees and opportunities draw new School of Nursing students

Diverse degrees and opportunities draw new School of Nursing students

The Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) has welcomed 478 new students from 45 states and three countries into its Master of Nursing Science (MSN), Doctor of Nurse Practice (DNP) and Ph.D. degree programs. Of those, 150 students have degrees in fields other than nursing; these PreSpecialty students spend three semesters in intense, full-time foundational…

Love of nursing inspired Doris Billhorn to go back — and give back — to school

It’s not unusual for alumni to come back to the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing and show their children where they earned their degree. But when Doris Billhorn, MSN’92, did that recently, she added something special: a financial gift to the school for scholarships. “I got my chance at Vanderbilt through scholarships, through help from…

Welcome—and welcome back—to VUSN

The academic year is never really over at the School of Nursing. We pinned 360 students in one of the largest classes in our history on July 31 and within a few weeks, began greeting new faces and welcoming our returning students. With 879 students, VUSN is one of the largest nursing programs in the…

VUSN doctoral students honored as Jonas Nurse Scholars

The Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare has named 12 Vanderbilt University School of Nursing doctoral students to its 2016-18 cohort of Jonas Nurse Scholars. The groundbreaking Jonas Nurse Leaders Scholar Program aims to increase the number of U.S. nursing school faculty with doctorates. It supports nursing scholars with financial assistance, leadership development programs…

Vanderbilt School of Nursing Reunion: October 20–22

If you haven’t already, mark your calendars and plan to join us for a wonderful weekend of reconnecting with friends and colleagues and see what’s been happening at your alma mater! Reunion weekend is October 20-22 and we need you to make the weekend a success. Each VUSN class ending in 1 or 6 is…



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