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If law allows, Nurse Practitioners may be answer to U.S. physician shortage

February 21, 2020

Dr. Courtney Pitts, Director, Family NP Specialty at VUSN was interviewed about the U.S. Physician Shortage. The goal is to advance healthcare within the community. Vanderbilt received two HRSA grants to increase the number of NPs practicing in rural, underserved areas where there aren’t enough primary care providers. Pitts commented “At Vanderbilt, both students and faculty…

Special 10% tuition scholarships available for two VUSN specialties

February 5, 2020

All incoming students to Vanderbilt University School of Nursing’s fall 2020 Nursing and Health Care Leadership (NHCL) and Nursing Informatics (NI) programs will receive scholarships valued at 10% of their first year tuition. Returning NHCL and NI students will also receive 10% tuition scholarships for the 2020 academic year. The two master of nursing science…

Applications open for new VUSN Community-based Nurse Practitioner Residency Fellowship progam

February 5, 2020

New nurse practitioners and nurse practitioner students who want to work with rural or medically underserved populations are invited to apply for Vanderbilt University School of Nursing’s new community-based nurse practitioner fellowships based in Tennessee. The HRSA-funded Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Residency Fellowship is for family nurse practitioners (FNP), adult-gerontology primary care nurse practitioners (AGPCNP),…

Wisconsin-based alumnus talks about flu and coronavirus

February 3, 2020

Alumnus Ken Nelson, DNP’13, MSN’11, was featured on CBS station WFRV in Green Bay reassuring viewers that the health system is prepared if there were cases of coronavirus, but that the flu is having a much greater impact. Nelson is the chief nursing officer for HSHS St. Vincent and St. Mary’s hospitals in the northeast Wisconsin area and is a member of the alumni board for Vanderbilt School of Nursing.

Pioneering LGBTI researcher provides insight into health needs of sexual minority women

January 31, 2020

When Tonda Hughes, PhD, RN, FAAN, began researching lesbian health in the early 1990s, her advisors were skeptical and discouraging. They were concerned that she wouldn’t get her papers published or be . . . . View the lecture

Commemorating Black History Month and Nursing

January 28, 2020

Black History Month is an annual celebration during the month of February highlighting the contributions and achievements of African Americans. The observance was begun by Dr. Carter G. Woodson in 1926 to recognize the roles of African Americans throughout U.S. history. In 1986, Congress designated February as Black History Month. Since that time, schools, universities…