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School of Nursing adds anti-racism language to its official diversity and inclusion position statement

School of Nursing adds anti-racism language to its official diversity and inclusion position statement

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing has revised its diversity and inclusion statement to include language that specifies the school’s rejection of racism and commitment to racial equity and equality. The revised statement now incorporates the following paragraph: We reject racism of any kind, be it systemic, institutional, or individual. We acknowledge the painful histories related…

Kate Payne, Vanderbilt nurse and bioethicist, has died

Kate Payne, Vanderbilt nurse and bioethicist, has died

Associate Professor of Nursing Kate Payne, JD, RN, NC-BC, a bioethicist, attorney and beloved nurse leader at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, died at the Alive Hospice Residence on Jan. 6 after a very brief and unexpected illness. For many years, Payne helped people have the best death they could, and she…

VUSN Nurse-Midwifery program seeks third-party comments for ACME accreditation

The nurse-midwifery education program at the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, Nashville, TN, is scheduled to be reviewed by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME) Board of Review (BOR) for continuing accreditation March 29, 2021. Please email any written third party comments to ASmith@acnm.org or mail to ACME at 8403 Colesville Rd., Suite 1550, Silver Spring, MD, by…

“Making ‘Good Trouble'” is topic of Martin Luther King, Jr. lecture hosted by VUSM and VUSN

The chief diversity and inclusion officer for the American Association of Medical Colleges will deliver the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Celebration Event Lecture on Monday, Jan. 18. The annual event is co-sponsored by the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. This year’s event will be held virtually….

Combating COVID-19 pandemic: Vanderbilt seeing uptick in nursing program enrollment

Doctors and nurses have been pushed to the limit over the past months. Dean Norman says it’s an important time in health care and important time for nurses to be recognized for their contribution, whether in or out of COVID units.

Franklin community leaders create scholarship fund in honor of late Alderman and VUSN MSN alumna Pearl Bransford

Franklin (TN) Mayor Dr. Ken Moore announced this week the creation of a scholarship fund in honor of the late City of Franklin Alderman and VUSN MSN Alumna Pearl Bransford, for an individual or individuals pursuing the study of health sciences through Columbia State Community College. Photo courtesy: City Photo

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