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2020 Commencement postponed a year due to COVID-19 outbreak

2020 Commencement postponed a year due to COVID-19 outbreak

Vanderbilt University has taken the extraordinary action—in order to protect the health and safety of the community—of postponing Commencement and all of its related festivities originally scheduled for May 6-8. The Class of 2020 will be formally celebrated next spring. Please reach out with any and all questions to

VUSN Dean Norman to lead Vanderbilt Public Health Task Force

VUSN Dean Norman to lead Vanderbilt Public Health Task Force

VUSN Dean Linda Norman will lead a new Public Health Advisory Task Force formed to serve as a resource for Vanderbilt during the COVID-19 pandemic. Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente announced the new task force on March 23.

VUSN’s Geri Reeves on when to see your provider if you suspect coronavirus

Associate Professor and board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner Geri Reeves, PhD, gives Prevention magazine tips on when you should (and shouldn’t) go to your health care provider if you suspect you might have Coronavirus.

VUSN’s Jennifer Wilbeck walks you through taking your temperature correctly

Fever is one of the COVID-19 symptoms. School of Nursing Professor and Emergency Nurse Practitioner Jennifer Wilbeck, DNP, PMC’06, MSN’99, FAAN, FAANP, tells Prevention how to make sure you’re taking your temperature correctly.

If law allows, Nurse Practitioners may be answer to U.S. physician shortage

Dr. Courtney Pitts, Director, Family NP Specialty at VUSN was interviewed about the U.S. Physician Shortage. The goal is to advance healthcare within the community. Vanderbilt received two HRSA grants to increase the number of NPs practicing in rural, underserved areas where there aren’t enough primary care providers. Pitts commented “At Vanderbilt, both students and faculty…

Special 10% tuition scholarships available for two VUSN specialties

All incoming students to Vanderbilt University School of Nursing’s fall 2020 Nursing and Health Care Leadership (NHCL) and Nursing Informatics (NI) programs will receive scholarships valued at 10% of their first year tuition. Returning NHCL and NI students will also receive 10% tuition scholarships for the 2020 academic year. The two master of nursing science…



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