MSN program rises to No. 6 in “U.S. News & World Report” Best Graduate Rankings

MSN program rises to No. 6 in “U.S. News & World Report” Best Graduate Rankings

  Vanderbilt University School of Nursing continues to be among the nation’s top graduate nursing schools in the latest U.S. News & World Report “Best Graduate School” rankings released April 25. In the new 2024 rankings, VUSN’s Master of Science in Nursing program is ranked No. 6. That is the highest the MSN has placed since U.S....

VUSN staff receive awards at Vanderbilt’s 2023 Fall Staff Assembly

September 26, 2023

The Vanderbilt University 2023 Fall Staff Assembly celebrated staff contributions to the university’s mission. The School of Nursing’s D3 team won the Innovation Excellence Award, Program Manager of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Beth Sims won a Leadership Excellence Award and Assistant Director of Human Resources and Staff Affairs Kristen Riggs won the Dare to Grow Prize, as part of the Faculty Senate Task Force on Administerial Effectiveness team.

Boehm receives $3.6 million to study telemedicine and post-intensive care syndrome recovery

September 25, 2023

Assistant Professor of Nursing Leanne Boehm, PhD’16, FCCM, has received a grant of more than $3.6 million over five years to examine, the efficacy of telemedicine services among people recovering from post-intensive care syndrome. This effort, funded by the National Institute on Aging, is the first PICS longitudinal cognitive impairment intervention study of its ki

Second annual Academy for Diverse Emerging Nurse Leaders application cycle opens

September 15, 2023

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing will hold the second annual Academy for Diverse Emerging Nurse Leaders, a program that offers professional development and insight to support participants in health care and academic leadership roles, in Nashville from November 13-17. Applications for the program are open through October 30. “We believe that the knowledge, mentorship, strategy…

Jessee to be inducted as Academy of Nursing Education fellow

September 15, 2023

Vanderbilt Assistant Dean for Academics, Generalist Nursing Practice, and Professor Mary Ann Jessee, MSN’95, PhD, RN, will be inducted as an Academy of Nursing Education fellow at the National League of Nursing Convocation on September 30.   The NLN Academy of Nursing Education selects fellows who make significant and lasting contributions to the field and who…

School of Nursing Professor Carol Ziegler named to Metro Nashville Board of Health

September 8, 2023

Carol Ziegler, MSN’06, DNP’12, professor of nursing and co-founder of the Climate, Health and Energy Equity Lab, was appointed to the Metro Nashville Board of Health on Aug. 15. Known for her climate and health expertise, Ziegler develops trans-institutional strategies to improve health outcomes in underserved communities through culturally appropriate, community-based health initiatives.

New Vanderbilt Center for Research on Inequality and Health to study causes and consequences of health-related inequalities

September 6, 2023

Vanderbilt University announced today the creation of the Vanderbilt Center for Research on Inequality and Health, a trans-institutional collaboration of the College of Arts and Science and the School of Nursing. The center will convene leading Vanderbilt researchers with deep expertise in economic and social inequality, population health science, LGBTQ+ health policy and gun violence to explore the health impacts of these interrelated areas of study.

School of Nursing improves health equity and offers specialized training with new HRSA grant

August 31, 2023

The Vanderbilt University School of Nursing received a $2.6M four-year Health Resources and Services Administration grant, to continue its highly successful Collaborative Academic-Practice (CAP) program, which improves advanced practice nursing education and increases recruitment and retention in rural, tribal and medically underserved populations.

Hopkins elected to national NP board of directors

August 31, 2023

Vanderbilt School of Nursing Associate Professor Leslie Hopkins, DNP, MSN’93, was elected to the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties Board of Directors as a member-at-large for the 2023-2025 term.   Hopkins, director of Vanderbilt’s Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program, has been a member of NONPF since 1995 and, holds the group in high esteem…

Four VUSN faculty named AAN fellows

August 29, 2023

Four Vanderbilt University School of Nursing faculty have been announced as 2023 American Academy of Nursing fellows. Assistant Professor Leanne Boehm, PhD’16, MSN’09, ACNS-BC, Professors Jennifer Kim, DNP, MSN’97, GNP-BC, GS-C, FNAP, FAANP, and Rolanda Johnson, PhD’98, and Assistant Professor Lori Schirle, PhD, CRNA, will be inducted into the academy on October 7 in Washington, DC. Being named…

School of Nursing participates in new VUMC initiative funded by Tennessee Dept. of Health

August 16, 2023

Members of the School of Nursing are participating in a new Vanderbilt University Medical Center initiative funded with a $3.9 million grant to VUMC from the Tennessee Department of Health. The grant program will evaluate innovative models of nursing care that include screening and responding to social drivers of health. It will also investigate how to mitigate nursing staffing shortages while ensuring optimal patient care.