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School of Nursing excels in “U.S. News & World Report” 2023 rankings

School of Nursing excels in “U.S. News & World Report” 2023 rankings

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing continues to be ranked as one of the nation’s top schools by U.S. News & World Report in its Best Graduate Schools Rankings. Vanderbilt’s master of science in nursing program was ranked No. 8 and its doctor of nursing science was ranked No. 7 in the 2023 rankings released today....

VUSN wins Best Schools for Men in Nursing award

November 21, 2022

For the fifth year in a row, the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing has been named one of American Association for Men in Nursing’s Best Schools for Men in Nursing. The award honors schools that offer supportive education experiences to men in the nursing field and those that work to recruit men to their programs.

Ahn wins American Heart Association early career award

November 21, 2022

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Postdoctoral Fellow Soojung Ahn, PhD, RN, has received the 2022 Martha N. Hill Early Career Investigator Award from the American Heart Association Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing. The award honors early career researchers whose work contributes to understanding, preventing and treating cardiovascular diseases. 

Nursing student among the Bass Military Scholars Vanderbilt spotlights for Veterans Day

November 9, 2022

Veterans Day is a chance to honor those who have served in the military, and Vanderbilt University has a rich tradition of recognizing the leadership qualities of veterans through its Bass Military Scholars Program. Watch as a few participants of the program—including School of Nursing student Lydia Kosgei—speak about the program in advance of Veterans Day.

Nursing PhD student works to alleviate nurse burnout

November 4, 2022

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing PhD student Rosalind de Lisser, FNP, PMHNP, studies how psychological safety and the work environment affect nurse practitioner burnout. De Lisser hopes to impact workplace burnout and plans to use her dissertation research to inform future policy and development of workplace interventions that promote well-being.

Health equity focus of November 15 Dean’s Diversity Lecture

November 1, 2022

Vanderbilt alumna G. Rumay Alexander, MSN’77, EdD, RN, FAAN, will present the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Dean’s Diversity Lecture on Tuesday, November 15, at noon CT in Nursing Annex room 155. The in-person lecture, “Health Equity…Growing in Understanding by Design Not Default,” is free and open to the Vanderbilt community. Attendees are welcomed to…

Interdisciplinary partnership leads to Vanderbilt Climate, Energy and Health Equity lab

October 31, 2022

School of Nursing nurses and a social scientist from the College of Arts and Science have teamed up to mitigate health disparities related to climate change. Professor of Nursing Carol Ziegler, DNP’12, MSN’06, Assistant Professor of Nursing James Muchira, PhD, and Professor of the Practice in Climate Studies Zdravka Tzankova, PhD, have launched the Climate,…

School of Nursing earns 2022 INSIGHT Into Diversity award

October 24, 2022

For the third year in a row, the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing has won a Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education.

School of Nursing honors outstanding alumni and friends for accomplishment, service and impact

October 18, 2022

The Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Alumni Association recognized 11 alumni and friends for their extraordinary work during the recent 2022 Reunion State of the School Address and Awards Ceremony.

Chancellor honors two VUSN staff members at fall staff assembly

October 5, 2022

Two School of Nursing staff members received prestigious university awards at the fall staff assembly September 29.  Manager of FNIC Support Tim Groves received the Student Impact Award, presented by Chancellor Daniel Diermeier, who said, “With care, expertise and innovation, Tim has contributed to the success of more than 800 nursing students each year over…

Alumna is one of the U.S. Airforce’s first aerospace nurse practitioners

September 29, 2022

U.S. Air Force Capt. Molly Dunkelberger, MSN’17, has a new role with the 17th Medical Group at Goodfellow Air Force Base in Texas: She is one of eight pioneering aerospace nurse practitioners in the Air Force. Aerospace nurse practitioner is a new career field and Dunkelberger and her seven colleagues have been specially trained in aerospace medicine to fill the growing gap of flight surgeons. Dunkelberger serves as the primary care manager for the 17th Security Forces Squadron.