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Dean Norman’s October 7 Spring Semester Email Announcement

October 7, 2020

The fall semester is half way through, and you and the entire Vanderbilt community have been diligent in fighting COVID-19 by Anchoring Down and Stepping Up. Thank you for your commitment to safety measures, social distancing and putting the health of others first. It is making a difference. VUSN will have a staggered semester start, with MSN specialties beginning classes on Monday, January 4, and MSN PreSpecialty, DNP and PhD classes beginning Monday, January 11. There will not be a spring break this year.

Vanderbilt School of Nursing earns national HEED award for diversity

October 5, 2020

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing has received the 2020 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. The award recognizes schools and universities in health care education that demonstrate outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion. “This is a wonderful recognition, and one that honors the hard work of many,”…

VUSN Dean Linda Norman to step down June 30, 2021

September 23, 2020

Linda D. Norman, DSN, FAAN, dean of the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing and the Valere Potter Menefee Professor of Nursing, announced she will step down from the position June 30, 2021. A transformational leader, Norman has served as dean since 2013 and spent nearly 30 years in various academic and administrative roles at Vanderbilt….

Recent promotions for VUSN faculty

September 23, 2020

Three Vanderbilt University School of Nursing assistant deans have been promoted to associate dean, while two faculty members have been named to new roles in the school. Ruth Kleinpell, PhD, APRN-BC, FAAN, FAANP, FCCM, is now the associate dean for clinical scholarship, Kleinpell, who holds the Independence Foundation Chair in Nursing Education, had been assistant…

Vanderbilt Nurse Faculty Practices Anchor Down, Step Up

September 17, 2020

As Vanderbilt University leadership considered whether it could bring students, faculty and staff back to campus safely in the fall, they knew that COVID-19 testing, contact tracing and symptom management were going to be necessary to protect the campus community. Fortunately for Vanderbilt, it has a world-renowned School of Nursing that stepped up to collaboratively…

Day of Remembrance set for Sept. 23

September 16, 2020

Students, faculty and staff from the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing will stand in support of Black lives and the need for social justice during the VUSN Social Justice Day of Remembrance on Wednesday, Sept. 23. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., individuals will stand in the roundabout in front of the school in 8:46…