Last week’s Commencement marked a milestone for the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) when it awarded 73 Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degrees, the greatest number since the program began in 2008. The school also awarded the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree to 326 graduates during the investiture ceremonies on Branscomb Quadrangle….
Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) recognized graduating Master of Science in Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice students during a traditional Pinning ceremony on Thursday, May 10, at Nashville’s Scarritt Bennett Center. Dean Linda D. Norman, DSN, FAAN, the Valere Potter Menefee Professor of Nursing, greeted the approximately 250 students and guests and gave…
Assistant Dean Rolanda Johnson named Vanderbilt Pioneer
Rolanda Johnson, PhD’98, associate professor and assistant dean for academics, was honored as a Vanderbilt Pioneer during a portrait unveiling at Vanderbilt’s Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center this month. The Vanderbilt Pioneers program salutes women and minorities who were the first in university leadership roles. Johnson was recognized as the first African American to hold a vice-chair position in Vanderbilt’s Faculty Senate and as the first African American assistant dean of academics at VUSN. Striking photographs of the honorees taken by Vanderbilt Professor of Philosophy Lucius Outlaw Jr. can be viewed at the center.
Alumna Judy Lea reflects on a career and life helping others
After two years as an arts major, Judy Jackson Lea, BSN’69, set her sights on Vanderbilt University School of Nursing and never looked back. “By the second year I knew I loved maternal/child health with an interest in public health,” she said. Read more
Natasha McClure announced as the new faculty head of house for North House in The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons
Natasha McClure is the first Vanderbilt University School of Nursing faculty member selected to head one of Vanderbilt’s residential colleges. The North House in The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons is one of Vanderbilt’s undergraduate residences dedicated to an expanded student living and learning experience. As faculty head of house, Natasha will reside in North House along…
Nursing professor’s video wins advertising’s ADDY awards, heads to nationals
A video created to recruit families for a research study run by Terrah Akard, PhD ‘08, MSN ‘01, RN, FAAN, associate professor in the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN), has advanced to the national American Advertising Awards (formerly the ADDYs) competition where it will compete for the advertising industry’s best Public Service Online Film/Video/Sound award. The…
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