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School of Nursing among nation’s best in 2022 “U.S. News & World Report” rankings

School of Nursing among nation’s best in 2022 “U.S. News & World Report” rankings

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing was again named a Top 10 graduate nursing school, as ranked in the 2022 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate School survey. Read more for full rankings.

‘Secret shopper’ study sheds light on barriers to opioid treatment for women

June 4, 2021

Investigators analyzing comments received during a 2020 Vanderbilt University Medical Center study that showed women have a difficult time accessing treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD) have shed further light on barriers to care. Those included everything from long on-hold times to difficult interactions with clinic receptionists during phone calls seeking appointments, said Vanderbilt University School of Nursing assistant professor Julia Phillippi, PhD, CNM, FACNM, FAAN, lead author on the qualitative study published in “Women’s Health Issues.”

2021 Founder’s Medalist has global reach

May 26, 2021

Rebecca Silvers has had a love for global travel and immersing herself in the diverse cultures of the world all her life. She began global health work on international medical missions in 2006, but her experiences in the aftermath of Haiti’s 2010 earthquake changed her path. One of the first responders with Project Hope on…

University announces new vaccine requirements and protocols for masking, gatherings and activities

May 25, 2021

Following revised  CDC recommendations  indicating that fully vaccinated people  no longer need to wear masks or physically distance, Vanderbilt University today announced it is modifying many  COVID-19 protocols surrounding masking, gathering size, off-campus activities and campus visits. Additionally, the university will require all Vanderbilt University–employed faculty, staff and postdoctoral fellows to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 for the 2021–22 academic school year.  The deadline for faculty, staff and postdocs to submit…

Vanderbilt University confers emerita status on five School of Nursing faculty; Dean Norman named dean emerita

May 20, 2021

During Commencement ceremonies on May 15, Vanderbilt University honored five distinguished Vanderbilt University School of Nursing faculty by naming them faculty emeriti. The university also announced that Dean Linda Norman, DSN, FAAN, would be designated dean emerita, effective July 1, 2021. Norman, who has been dean of the School of Nursing since 2013, will step…

Dean urges Class of 2021 to work for health equity and autonomy

May 17, 2021

Under a tent at Recreation Field 1 on Vanderbilt’s East side, the Vanderbilt School of Nursing Class of 2021 reassembled for Investiture on May 15. The joyful celebration reflected a mix of tradition and variations necessitated by pandemic precautions, and marked the first time some participants had been on campus since COVID-19 hit in March…

Class of 2020 called “the hope of nursing” during Investiture celebration

May 7, 2021

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,…

Vanderbilt Chancellor Diermeier recognizes VUSN faculty, staff and students on Nurses Day

May 6, 2021

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.

Saluting the Impact of Nurses on the Nation’s Health During Nurses Month

May 3, 2021

Happy Nurses Day and Month to all our remarkable nurse alumni, friends and students! We hope the month will be full of good reminders of why you became a nurse and of how valued you are. Vanderbilt, along with colleagues at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and around the globe, is extending its recognition of nurses…

University of Pennsylvania nursing dean to speak on advancing health equity May 18

April 29, 2021

Hispanic and Latinx people are three times more likely to be hospitalized for COVID-19 than white people. Black people are 2.8 times more likely to be hospitalized. A key reason: health inequities. As health professionals and advocates, nurses can improve equities, says Antonia M. Villarruel, PhD, RN, FAAN, the Margaret Bond Simon Dean of Nursing…

New Chattanooga mayor names VUSN’s Mary Lambert as head of community health

April 21, 2021

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…