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Nation becomes full-time VUSN faculty

September 15, 2022

Assistant Professor Helen Nation, MSN’07 recently moved to full-time at VUSN! She is part of the NNP specialty and practices at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital. She is board certified in Neonatal/ Pediatric Transport, active in NANN, NANNP and FANNP and a guest lecturer in medical literature at MTSU. Nation’s NICU career eventually put her in the position to care…

School of Nursing to hold in-person Open House October 1

September 14, 2022

The Vanderbilt University School of Nursing will hold its in-person Open House on Saturday, October 1, 2022, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. This event offers a unique opportunity to learn about the MN, MSN, DNP, PhD and Post-Master’s Certificate Programs. Register now.

Message from the Dean – First year reflections

September 13, 2022

Dear alumni, colleagues and supporters, Just a few weeks ago, I celebrated my one-year anniversary as dean of Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. What a year it has been! In the past 12 months, the School of Nursing has developed and announced a new master of nursing degree, launched a leadership program for emerging nurse…

Invaluable and essential

September 13, 2022

It’s a centuries-old practice: A more experienced practitioner guides a nursing student in how to apply the classroom education they have acquired. As days go by, the student learns from their preceptor and gains expertise in patient care and communications. Eventually, after hundreds of hours of experience, the student becomes a colleague.

With tech and big data come huge opportunities

September 13, 2022

“The role of data science and technology continues to grow exponentially in health care delivery,” says School of Nursing Dean Pamela Jeffries, PhD, FAAN, ANEF, FSSH, the Valere Potter Distinguished Professor of Nursing. “New methods and discovery have the potential to impact large groups of patients, health care providers and health systems. You only need to look at the role data has played in forecasting and tracking the pandemic to see its value.” 

In the midst of chaos

September 13, 2022

When U.S. Navy nurse Stacey Rokas, MSN’22, filled out her application to Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, she was in South Korea, embedded with the U.S. Marines on a training exercise with an international joint force. She was the officer in charge of medical care.