Vanderbilt Chancellor Daniel Diermeier recorded a video message to the School of Nursing, sending good wishes to its students, faculty and staff on National Nurses Day, May 6, 2021, and thanking the school for its part in Vanderbilt University’s successful return to campus.
After a 12-month wait, the Vanderbilt School of Nursing Class of 2020 celebrated—and was celebrated—in person during Investiture ceremonies held on campus May 2. The intimate ceremony for graduates, family and friends was both traditional and innovative as it accommodated COVID-19 safety protocols while still retaining appropriate pomp and circumstance. In her address to graduates,…
New Chattanooga mayor names VUSN’s Mary Lambert as head of community health
New Chattanooga Mayor Tim Kelly has appointed Vanderbilt School of Nursing Associate Professor Mary Lambert, DNP’11, RN, FAAN, to his senior leadership team as director of community health. “As I promised on the campaign trail, we have put together a talented team with the experience to get the job done, and we have done it…
The murder of George Floyd last spring impacted many of us deeply. His death, and the deaths of so many people of color at the hands of police, brought to the forefront much-needed discussions of racism, injustice, violence and privilege. Yesterday’s conviction of former police officer Derek Chauvin on all counts for Mr. Floyd’s death…
Class of 2021: Social justice activist strives to make change through health care
A family legacy of fighting for civil rights fuels Chicago native Anana Upton, whose mission is creating positive change in underserved communities. With a major in child development through Peabody College of education and human development and a plan to become a pediatric nurse, Upton aims to bring social justice through delivering quality, affordable health care. She’ll enter Vanderbilt School of Nursing’s PreSpecialty program in August as the first step in becoming a pediatric nurse practitioner.
Black women turn to doulas as maternal mortality crisis deepens
Black women in the U.S. are more likely to die in childbirth than other races. VUSN Associate Professor Stephanie DeVane Johnson, PhD, CNM, is helping lead the fight to get more Black doulas trained to meet the need of expectant Black women. She and other experts say it is critical to have doulas who understand and…
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