Simmons chosen to direct Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program
June 15, 2022
Assistant Professor Megan Simmons, DNP’13, PMC’13, MSN’05, has been named academic director for the Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Specialty at the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, effective August 1.
VUSN celebrates a year of success and honors faculty and staff with awards
May 30, 2022
The Vanderbilt University School of Nursing celebrated a successful year at the annual Faculty and Staff Awards Thursday, where Dean Pamela Jeffries, PhD, FAAN, ANEF, FSSH, announced that VUSN’s new Master of Nursing program, which allows students become master’s prepared registered nurses, received Tennessee Board of Nursing approval.
Cal Turner Program for Moral Leadership aims to train next generation to implement change
May 26, 2022
Leaders at the forefront of systemic change make a difference by thinking about how to shift old patterns that have kept people marginalized. Thirteen students, including three from the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, nominated by deans across Vanderbilt this year got the chance to engage in such big-picture thinking as participants in the Cal Turner Program for Moral Leadership’s interprofessional student fellowship. Housed in the Vanderbilt Divinity School, the program brings together students from various disciplines to engage around socio-moral concerns.
VPIL teams collaborate, expand holistic approaches
May 25, 2022
VPIL teams, including FNP School of Nursing student Hayley Berry, spend one afternoon per week in a VUMC-affiliated clinic, seeing patients under supervision from preceptors from various health care professions, primarily physicians and nurse practitioners. They serve patients at Vanderbilt Familiar Faces Clinic, which provides ongoing care for patients with complex chronic medical conditions. Often, these patients also live with socio-economic and other personal stressors that can markedly affect their medical outcomes.
VUSN to offer new MN master’s degree for people seeking to become RNs
May 20, 2022
The Vanderbilt University School of Nursing has launched a master of nursing degree to help meet the high demand for registered nurses in health care settings throughout the nation. The program aims to attract people looking for a career change or those with a bachelor’s degree in another field. Applications are open and will be accepted through August 2022. The program will begin in spring 2023.
Vanderbilt Mobile Vaccine Program recognized by American Association of Nurse Practitioners
May 18, 2022
Christian Ketel and Carrie Plummer, both associate professors of nursing, were recognized by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners for their stewardship and successful outcomes of the Vanderbilt Mobile Vaccine Program. These leaders have also received Vanderbilt’s 2022 Martin Luther King, Jr. Award, the Health and Wellness Award from the Hispanic Family Foundation and the 2022 John W. Runyan Community Nursing Award from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Nursing.