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Honors and recognitions for School of Nursing faculty

April 24, 2019

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing faculty have recently been recognized for career accomplishments, research, scholarship and leadership. They include: Ruth Kleinpell, PhD, FAANP, FAAN, the Independence Foundation Professor of Nursing Education and Assistant Dean for Clinical Scholarship, has received the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s 2019 Distinguished Service Award. The award recognizes members who have…

Guatemala service trip furthers students’ community health project

April 24, 2019

Students from the School of Nursing traveled to Guatemala during Spring Break 2019 to work with the Primeros Pasos clinic. Led by School of Nursing Instructor Shelza Rivas, DNP’17, MSN’15, BA’12, and School of Medicine assistant professor Brent Savoie, MD’09, BA’01, the group executed a quality improvement project as part of their yearlong Community Health…

VUSN FNP Alumna, Yasmin Nuru, Provides Care for the Virginia Area

April 17, 2019

VUSN MSN FNP Alumna, Yasmin Nuru, is a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner currently practicing with Sentara Family & Internal Medicine Physicians, where she holds expertise in family practice.She remains a professional member of the Sigma Theta Tau and the American Academy of Nursing. Photo: Sentara Medical Group

VUSN MSN Alum, April Dunlevy, provides care for the Alaska area

April 16, 2019

VUSN MSN 2008 Alumna, April Dunlevy, joined the Alaska Heart & Vascular Institute utilizing her experience with expertise in cardiology and trauma. The Alaska Heart & Vascular Institute is Alaska’s leading provider of cardiovascular care. She remains a professional member of Sigma Theta Tau, Society of Critical Care Medicine, and the American College of Cardiology. Photo: Alaska…

VUSN MSN Alumna, Lauren Barlew, joins Women’s Surgery and Aesthetics (TN)

April 14, 2019

VUSN MSN Alumna, Lauren Barlew, a dual-board-certified Nurse Practitioner in both Women’s Health and Adult Primary Care, has joined Women’s Surgery and Aesthetics Center (Chattanooga, TN) as a second nurse practitioner to its practice. She earned a MSN in 2012 and has spent the past six years as a nurse practitioner in primary care in…

Special-needs siblings inspire MSN student’s career in care

April 12, 2019

It was at Vanderbilt that Alexandra Vierling found her passion for nursing. But the idea of working at the intersection of health care and education was a seed planted long ago. Vierling’s two younger brothers both have special needs; Brendan, 18, has autism and Kevin, 16, has Down syndrome. Her brothers had a profound impact…