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Kennedy named Association of Women’s Health and Obstetrics Neonatal Nurses fellow

May 24, 2023

School of Nursing Professor and Associate Dean for Academic and Curriculum Affairs Betsy Kennedy, BSN’89, MSN’93, PhD, ANEF, has been named as an Association of Women’s Health and Obstetrics Neonatal Nurses fellow. She is one of 33 in the first group of fellows who will be inducted at the June 2023 AWHONN Annual Convention. “For me, in this…

School of Nursing graduates 433 in Investiture ceremony

May 15, 2023

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing celebrated graduating students and their entry into the nursing profession with a pinning ceremony and reception Thursday night, followed by Commencement and Investiture Friday. Students completing their programs in August and December 2022 and May 2023 were honored. 

Compassionate Care with Pediatric NP Student Anana Upton

May 12, 2023

As a Peabody College of education student, Anana Upton, BS’21, decided to continue her Vanderbilt education immediately so she could move forward with her dream of being a pediatric nurse practitioner. Vanderbilt University has followed her from her senior semester to her last semester as a VUSN student. Follow these links to trace the paths…

School of Nursing and VUMC launch new program for diverse nurses aspiring to leadership

May 11, 2023

Nurses from underrepresented groups in nursing who are interested in leadership are invited to apply for a new aspiring leaders academy to be held at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing July 17-19, 2023.  The academy is for those who have more than three years’ nursing experience and are not yet in leadership roles in health…

“If You Want to Be a Nurse”–Reflections from an Experienced VUSN Nurse in Recognition of Nurses Month

May 10, 2023

Charlotte Covington, BSN’69, MSN’89, associate professor of nursing, emerita, is a Vanderbilt School of Nursing alumna (twice), former faculty member, past VUSN Alumni Board member and lifelong friend to the school. In honor of Nurses Month, we are happy to share this essay she wrote that captures the reality and dedication of being a nurse. One…

VUSN Research Spotlight: Deonni Stolldorf

May 4, 2023

Deonni Stolldorf PhD, RN, is one of Vanderbilt University School of Nursing’s research scientists, and tenure-track Assistant Professor. Stolldorf’s research focuses on discovering how to best implement and sustain complex, multi-level, interdisciplinary healthcare interventions. Her frequent partnership with clinical researchers serves to advance both clinical interventions and the field of Implementation Science, with the goal…

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