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Six School of Nursing faculty selected as Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows

August 23, 2019

Six early career Vanderbilt University School of Nursing faculty members have been named to the Center for Teaching Junior Faculty Fellows program at Vanderbilt University. Instructors Misty Evans, MSN’11; Clint Leonard, MSN’14; Jennifer Ridgway, DNP’17, MSN’14; LeTizia Smith, MSN’07; and Kim Steanson, DNP, MSN’98; and lecturer Brittany Hollibaugh, DNP, MSN’14, were selected for the 2019-2020…

School of Nursing receives $5 million in HRSA grants to increase nurse practitioners in rural, underserved areas

August 9, 2019

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing has received two awards totaling more than $5 million from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to increase the number of nurse practitioners (NP) working in rural and underserved communities where there aren’t enough primary care providers. In response to the growing need for mental health services, both…

Patricia Sengstack, Director, Nursing Informatics Specialty delivers speech at Informatics Conference

August 8, 2019

More than 230 leaders in health care informatics from around the globe convened for educational Value-Driven Care Focus of Informatics Conference. VUSN Nursing Informatics specialty director, Patricia Sengstack closed SINI with her presentation, “Can We Stop the Perpetual Growth and Complexity of the EHR and Give Nurses Time Back with Their Patients?”

School of Nursing pinning ceremonies celebrate achievement and entry into profession

August 7, 2019

Excellence and accomplishment were the focus of pinning and recognition ceremonies held by Vanderbilt University School of Nursing on Sunday, Aug. 4. The school recognized the successful completion of programs by 373 Master of Science in Nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and Post-Master’s Certificate (PMC) students. The MSN graduates were awarded the VUSN school…

VUSN designated NLN Center of Excellence

August 7, 2019

The National League for Nursing has named Vanderbilt University School of Nursing an NLN Center of Excellence in recognition of its high standards of educational excellence and visionary leadership. The NLN is the nation’s foremost organization for nursing faculty and leaders in nursing education. Designation as a COE signifies that a nursing school has achieved…

VUSN PMC Alumna, Georgianna Coon, named hospitalist at Cabinet Peaks Medical Center (MT)

August 6, 2019

Cabinet Peaks Medical Center named hospitalist and VUSN PMC Alumna, Georgianna Coon, to the clinical staff. Coon received her Post Master’s Certificate with a track in acute care nurse practitioner in 2010. Photo courtesy: The Western News