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VUSN educator honored for gerontological nursing education excellence

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…

School of Nursing and VUMC receive national New Era for Academic Nursing Award

School of Nursing and VUMC receive national New Era for Academic Nursing Award

The active and productive partnership between Vanderbilt University School of Nursing and Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been recognized by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) with its 2019 New Era for Academic Nursing Award. The competitive honor recognizes schools of nursing and academic medical centers that are committed to positioning academic nursing…

Cathy Ivory named director of VUMC Nursing Research

Catherine Ivory, PhD’11, assistant professor of Nursing, has been named senior director of Nursing Research at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. For Ivory, it’s a homecoming. Her passion for obstetrics nursing and a lifelong interest in technology led her to Vanderbilt University School of Nursing for her PhD and then a faculty appointment. Two years ago,…

VUSN professor elected to leadership in three organizations

Ruth Kleinpell, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAANP, FCCM, the Independence Foundation Professor of Nursing Education, has been elected to leadership roles with three key health care organizations. Kleinpell, who also serves as the school’s assistant dean for clinical scholarship, is an international authority on advanced practice nursing, outcomes and critical care. In October, Kleinpell was elected…

Recent honors and awards at the School of Nursing

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing announced the following faculty promotions:  Laurie Connors, DNP, FAANP, and Mary Ann Jessee, PhD, MSN’95, have been promoted from assistant professor to associate professor. Shannon Cole, DNP, MSN’94; Melissa Davis, DNP, MSN’03; Diane Folk, DNP; Tamika Hudson, DNP, MSN’12; Melanie Morris, PhD, MSN’86, BSN’83; Mary Lauren Pfeiffer, DNP, MSN’11; Heather…

Army pilot’s mission to serve the most vulnerable leads her to School of Nursing

U.S. Army combat veteran Mandi Mizner has devoted her life to serving her country and others. Following tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, she is continuing her mission of service through the advanced practice nursing program at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. She spoke to Vanderbilt Video about her path to Vanderbilt and being a Bass Military Scholar.

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