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Kleinpell receives AACN Pioneering Spirit award

May 2, 2024

Independence Foundation Professor Ruth Kleinpell has been awarded the Pioneering Spirit Award by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. The award recognizes significant contributions that influence progressive and critical nursing and relate to the association’s mission, vision and values. She will be presented with the award during the 2024 National Teaching Institute & Critical Care…

VUSN faculty honored with advocacy award, fellowships

April 26, 2024

Three Vanderbilt School of Nursing faculty members were recently recognized for excellence across various nursing disciplines with fellow designations and major awards. Independence Foundation Professor of Nursing Education Ruth Kleinpell, PhD, FAAN, FAANP, FNAP, MCCM, was honored for nurse practitioner advocacy. Assistant Professor Michael Gooch, DNP, MSN’05, PMC’08, and Assistant Professor Mulubrhan Mogos, PhD, FAHA,…

VUSN matching program to inspire philanthropy, drive research and create change regarding health inequities

April 23, 2024

In support of its commitment to fighting health inequities, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing has launched an ambitious campaign to raise and match $1 million to support health disparity research. Pamela R. Jeffries, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF, FSSH, Dean and Valere Potter Distinguished Professor of Nursing, recently announced the school’s Nursing Health Equity Fellowship program,…

School of Nursing to host free virtual panel on planetary health

April 18, 2024

The Vanderbilt School of Nursing will host a free virtual panel discussion on Thursday, May 2, at noon, on the emerging multi- and transdisciplinary field of planetary health. Topics will include the implications for health and health equity, clinical practice, research, education and advocacy, and a solutions-focused mindset for the future to achieve sustainable outcomes….

Giving Day 2024: Give. Go. Help. Share.

April 1, 2024

All members of the School of Nursing community are invited to take part in Vanderbilt’s Giving Day 2024, a 24-hour giving fest filled with matching challenges, power hours and participation goals happening on Thursday, April 11. Gifts given to VUSN directly support: Critical student scholarships that ensure VUSN attracts the most talented and promising students,…

Nominations for 2024 VUSN Alumni Awards sought

March 15, 2024

Nominations are now open for the Vanderbilt School of Nursing 2024 Alumni Board Awards. These awards honor alumni and friends of the school for leadership, clinical excellence, career accomplishments and service. Recipients are honored during Reunion at a special in-person and virtual ceremony November 8 at the School of Nursing. Nominations are welcome from alumni,…

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