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Kate Payne, Vanderbilt nurse and bioethicist, has died

January 14, 2021

Associate Professor of Nursing Kate Payne, JD, RN, NC-BC, a bioethicist, attorney and beloved nurse leader at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, died at the Alive Hospice Residence on Jan. 6 after a very brief and unexpected illness. For many years, Payne helped people have the best death they could, and she…

“Making ‘Good Trouble'” is topic of Martin Luther King, Jr. lecture hosted by VUSM and VUSN

January 11, 2021

The chief diversity and inclusion officer for the American Association of Medical Colleges will deliver the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Celebration Event Lecture on Monday, Jan. 18. The annual event is co-sponsored by the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. This year’s event will be held virtually….

Frist family matriarch, Nashville philanthropist Patricia Champion Frist dies at age 81

January 11, 2021

Long-time Nashville philanthropist Patricia Champion Frist has passed away surrounded by family in Nashville. She was 81 years old. The wife of HCA Healthcare Inc. co-founder Tommy Frist Jr., she was “an equal partner in all their endeavors” throughout their 60-year marriage. Photo: The Frist Art Museum

Paid opportunity to help VU with contact tracing

January 7, 2021

UPDATE! All positions now filled. Vanderbilt University, through Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, is hiring nursing professionals to work as part of the school’s contact tracing team. Paid positions are available for both Registered Nurses and Advanced Practice Registered Nurses. Excellent communication and people skills are required because the role involves direct communication with students,…

Godchaux family’s legacy continues with $6.6 million in gifts to the School of Nursing

December 15, 2020

The Vanderbilt University School of Nursing received gifts this year totaling $6.6 million from the estates of Agnes G. Kirkpatrick Godchaux and Frank Godchaux III, BS’49, and Charles Godchaux, BA’52. These are among the largest scholarship gifts that the nursing school has ever received. They will support the Godchaux family’s endowed scholarships—the Elijah Nevins Kirkpatrick…

Specialty Block Update 12/14/20

December 15, 2020

Dear students, As we have since March, the School of Nursing leadership has been closely monitoring the status of area COVID-19 cases and local, state and national recommendations for in-person gatherings. As of December, cases in the Middle Tennessee region are rising and it is expected that they will continue to do so into January….