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School of Nursing earns 2022 INSIGHT Into Diversity award

October 24, 2022

For the third year in a row, the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing has won a Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education.

School of Nursing honors outstanding alumni and friends for accomplishment, service and impact

October 18, 2022

The Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Alumni Association recognized 11 alumni and friends for their extraordinary work during the recent 2022 Reunion State of the School Address and Awards Ceremony.

Chancellor honors two VUSN staff members at fall staff assembly

October 5, 2022

Two School of Nursing staff members received prestigious university awards at the fall staff assembly September 29.  Manager of FNIC Support Tim Groves received the Student Impact Award, presented by Chancellor Daniel Diermeier, who said, “With care, expertise and innovation, Tim has contributed to the success of more than 800 nursing students each year over…

Alumna is one of the U.S. Airforce’s first aerospace nurse practitioners

September 29, 2022

U.S. Air Force Capt. Molly Dunkelberger, MSN’17, has a new role with the 17th Medical Group at Goodfellow Air Force Base in Texas: She is one of eight pioneering aerospace nurse practitioners in the Air Force. Aerospace nurse practitioner is a new career field and Dunkelberger and her seven colleagues have been specially trained in aerospace medicine to fill the growing gap of flight surgeons. Dunkelberger serves as the primary care manager for the 17th Security Forces Squadron.

School of Nursing’s reputation for excellence draws new cohort of students

September 26, 2022

Fall 2022 brought 584 new faces and a variety of backgrounds as part of the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing incoming class, with 143 PreSpecialty (bachelor’s in a field other than nursing), 343 Direct Entry (BSN-prepared), 66 Doctor of Nursing Practice, one new PhD in Nursing Science and 23 Post-Master’s Certificate students, some of whom are also obtaining the DNP.

Jennifer Kim becomes GAPNA president

September 20, 2022

Professor Jennifer Kim, DNP, MSN’97, GNP-BC, GS-C, FNAP, FAANP, was named president of the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA) September 17 at the 2022 Annual Conference in Orlando, FL. GAPNA supports gerontological APRNs at all career levels, helps members prepare for leadership roles and supports policies that lead to equitable access to care for older…