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Six Vanderbilt School of Nursing alumni named fellows by American Academy of Nursing

October 27, 2020

Six Vanderbilt University School of Nursing graduates will be inducted as fellows into the American Academy of Nursing on Saturday, October 31, 2020. Invitation to fellowship is one of the highest recognitions bestowed by AAN. Fellows are recognized for their extraordinary commitment to the promotion of the public’s health through evidence and innovation. They are…

VUSN receives $1.35 million FNLP grant to educate future faculty

October 27, 2020

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing has received a $1.35 million grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP) to support Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) students who are interested in becoming nursing faculty members. The award brings the funds the school has received for the NFLP program since 2008…

VUSN named Best School for Men in Nursing third time

October 27, 2020

The American Association of Men in Nursing has again named Vanderbilt University School of Nursing an AAMN Best School of Nursing. This is the third consecutive year that the school was recognized by the association. The honor recognizes a nursing school for significant efforts in recruiting and retaining men in the nursing profession. In order…

Vanderbilt cancer researcher pairs with LGBTQI+ expert on OUT: The National Cancer Survey

October 26, 2020

Despite research that shows LGBTQI+ people are at increased risk for cancer, resources tailored to this population are few and little is known about their specific health care experiences and needs. Vanderbilt School of Nursing cancer researcher Bethany Rhoten, PhD’13, MSN’09, is co-primary investigator for OUT: The National Cancer Survey, a major research project that…

Search committee for new dean launched

October 26, 2020

Vanderbilt University has established a search committee for a new dean for Vanderbilt School of Nursing. Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente has appointed the  committee to conduct a national search after VUSN Dean Linda Norman announced she would step down in June, 2021. The committee includes a Board of Trust member, two deans,…

VUSN receives $3.2 million federal grant to increase diversity in health care providers

October 21, 2020

  Vanderbilt University School of Nursing has launched a scholarship program for family nurse practitioner, nurse-midwifery and dual nurse-midwifery/FNP master’s students that aims to increase diversity in primary health care providers, particularly in medically underserved areas. Funded by a new $3.2 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration under its Bureau of Health…