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VUSN rises in U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 graduate school rankings

October 4, 2018

  Vanderbilt University School of Nursing has again been named one of the nation’s “Best Graduate Schools” in the annual U.S. News & World Report rankings. The school’s Master of Nursing Science program moved up to No. 14 from No. 15 and its Doctor of Nursing Practice program continued as the No. 11-ranked DNP in…

Class Notes — Fall 2018

October 4, 2018

60s Donna Townsend Maddox, BSN’61, is president of Marketing and Business Consultants Inc. in Sarasota, Florida. 70s Evelyn Manoogian Biles, ‘73, is founder and president of Global Mosaic International, a nonprofit Christian organization in Yorktown, Virginia. Diane Cody Roberts, BSN’73, is a school nurse in the Spring Branch Independent School District in Houston, Texas. Ann…

Dean’s Message

October 4, 2018

Dear alumni, colleagues and supporters, A few weeks ago, we welcomed a wonderful and excited group of new students to the Vanderbilt School of Nursing and said “welcome back” to an equally wonderful and enthusiastic group of returning MSN, Post-Master’s, DNP and PhD students. Altogether, more than 800 students selected VUSN for their nursing education…

School of Nursing launches redesigned MSN programs in informatics, leadership

September 26, 2018

  Vanderbilt University School of Nursing has redesigned two of its Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) specialty programs and relaunched them with revised curricula, educational formats and degree requirements. The programs, Nursing Informatics (NI) and Nursing and Health Care Leadership (NHCL), are now accepting applications for admission in fall 2019. “Nursing, perhaps above all…

Third-Party Advocacy of ImpediMed SOZO: A New Standard of Lymphedema Care for Primary Care Physicians, Health Plans and Payers

September 25, 2018

Sheila Ridner Ph.D., RN, FAAN, MSN, MSHSA, BSN, principal investigator of the PREVENT trial and the Martha Rivers Ingram Professor of Nursing at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing conducted an educational webinar series. The presentation proposed a new standard of care for health care providers and health plans that is aligned with the transition to value-based reimbursement.

School of Nursing names new assistant dean of diversity and inclusion

September 24, 2018

Rolanda Johnson, PhD, MSN, assistant dean for academics and associate professor of nursing, has been named assistant dean for diversity and inclusion for Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. She replaces Assistant Professor Jana Lauderdale, who returned to her faculty role. As assistant dean for diversity and inclusion, Johnson oversees VUSN’s efforts to support and foster…