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VUSN faculty Hudson and Starks honored with MLK Award at annual lecture

VUSN faculty Hudson and Starks honored with MLK Award at annual lecture

Two Vanderbilt School of Nursing faculty received the annual Martin Luther King Jr. award presented by VUSN and Vanderbilt University School of Medicine during the 2020 MLK Commemorative Lecture on Monday. Assistant Professors Tamika Hudson, DNP, MSN’12, and Jannyse Starks, DNP’11, MSN,’09 were honored for their work with the Community Action Poverty Simulation, which helps students, faculty, staff and community leaders experience life in poverty through a planned simulation. School of Medicine Assistant Professor Adriana Bialostozky, MD, was also honored, receiving the MLK award for her work in providing culturally competent care in pediatrics.

Zsamboky to lead VUSN’s Psychiatric-Mental Health NP program

Zsamboky to lead VUSN’s Psychiatric-Mental Health NP program

Assistant Professor Marci Zsamboky, DNP’18, RN, PMHNP/CNS-BC, CNE, has been named academic director of the Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Lifespan) specialty at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. The Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner specialty is one of the school’s most competitive programs and is currently ranked as the No. 2 program in the U.S. by U.S….

Americans rank nurses as the most trusted professionals in the U.S.

Nursing remains the most trusted profession in the United States, with 85% of people rating nurses as having very high or high levels of honesty and ethics. That’s according to a poll just released by Gallup, who asked U.S. adults to assess the honesty and ethics of a list of professions in December 2019. This…

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 31-April 2, 2020. Please email any written third party comments to hmaurer@acnm.org or mail to ACME at 8403 Colesville Rd., Suite 1550, Silver Spring, MD,…

VUSN featured in NPT documentary on Companionship & Intimacy on Dec. 18

A new Nashville Public Television documentary, Companionship & Intimacy: Aging Matters, explores the benefits and challenges of developing relationships as we age—with help from Vanderbilt University School of Nursing faculty, students and alumni. VUSN Assistant Professor Carrie Plummer, PhD, MSN’05, is one of the experts appearing in the documentary.

VUSN educator honored for gerontological nursing education excellence

Instructor of Nursing Kanah Lewallen, DNP, MSN’09, has been recognized by two national organizations for excellence in gerontological nursing education. The Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association awarded Lewallen its Excellence in Education Award during its annual conference in July. The honor recognizes Lewallen for her teaching and design of gerontological nurse practitioner curriculum/course content, as…

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