American Academy of Nursing and National Academies of Practice select VUSN faculty

Three Vanderbilt University School of Nursing faculty were inducted as fellows of the American Academy of Nursing in November. Assistant Professor Cathy Maxwell, PhD; Assistant Professor Julia C. Phillippi, PhD, FACNM; and Senior Associate Dean for Academics Mavis Schorn, PhD, FACNM, were honored during the AAN’s annual policy conference. Fellows are selected based on evidence of significant contributions to nursing and health care, including how the nominee’s nursing career has influenced health policies and the health and well-being of all. Fellowship is considered one of the most significant honors a profession can bestow.

Schorn was also named a Distinguished Fellow of the National Academies of Practice (NAP) in Nursing. She was selected in recognition of her leadership and achievements in nursing, education and research. She has served as senior associate dean since 2013 and oversees academic programs and services for the School of Nursing. She is active in interdisciplinary education and works with the Vanderbilt University Medical Center student-run clinic, Vanderbilt Program for Interprofessional Learning, Southeast Consortium for Interprofessional Education and the Vanderbilt-Meharry Alliance Interprofessional Collaboration.