News and Noteworthy
- Entering MSN Class 2017: Among those students are 25-year-old Todd Baer and 27-year-old Kevin Baer, who may be the first pair of brothers in the VUSN program at the same time. The two brothers entered the PreSpecialty program together, with Todd choosing to become a family nurse practitioner and Kevin selecting the psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner program. "We have two older brothers who are nurses, one an RN and the other an FNP," Kevin Baer said. "Our older brother who is an FNP came to this program a couple of years ago. He loved his experience here." The two say they see definite advantages to be going through Vanderbilt together. "It'll be nice to have a study partner right from the start. We can help each other remember assignments and tests, and we can work through difficult concepts," Kevin Baer said. Todd Baer agreed, saying, "I know I'll get to know some wonderful people in the program, but I'll never feel as open with them as I am with my own brother in saying, 'Hey, I'm struggling with this.' We can encourage one another when it starts to get hard."
- 2017: Vanderbilt University television advertisement featuring Tristan Strong, a Vanderbilt University football player and family nurse practitioner student.
- 2016: Todd Monroe, PhD, RN (Vanderbilt Faculty). Study on pain perception for people with Alzheimer’s disease.
- 2015: New faculty: Jeremy Neal will train next generation of nurse-midwives.