In the Thick of It: COVID fighters with the Navajo Nation

July 20, 2021

As a high school student who excelled in science and health, Annie Moon, MSN’03, wanted a career that would both challenge her and give her the opportunity every day to make a difference in people’s lives. Nursing fit the bill, and she has worked her entire career on the Navajo reservation where she grew up,…

Legacies of Pioneering Deans Fuel Recent Graduates to Follow Their Passions

July 20, 2021

When Karina Maza, MSN’19, was working as a Spanish language interpreter at Vanderbilt University Medical Center a decade ago, she would sometimes find herself interpreting for School of Nursing students. “I was impressed by how well they performed their tasks as students,” Maza says. “They were total pros—their work was excellent.” Intrigued by their professionalism…

Twice the Hope: Celebrating the Class of 2020 and the Class of 2021

July 20, 2021

After a 12-month wait, the Vanderbilt School of Nursing Class of 2020 celebrated—and was celebrated—in person during Investiture ceremonies held on campus May 2. The intimate ceremony for graduates, family and friends was both traditional and innovative as it accommodated COVID-19 safety protocols while still retaining appropriate pomp and circumstance. In her address to graduates,…

School of Nursing mourns loss beloved professor Tom Christenbery

July 20, 2021

Update: View Vanderbilt School of Nursing’s memorial service for Dr. Christenbery. Thomas L. Christenbery, MSN’87, PhD’04, CNE, professor of nursing and director of program evaluation at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, died unexpectedly in his sleep Tuesday, Feb. 16. He was 66.The popular Christenbery was legendary for his friendliness, kindness and encouraging nature. In his…

News Around the School: U.S. News & World Report rankings keep VUSN among nation’s best

July 19, 2021

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing was again named a top-10 graduate nursing school, as ranked in the 2022 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate School survey released in March. The Master of Science in Nursing advanced to be the nation’s No. 8 program, and the Doctor of Nursing Practice program ranked No. 6. Additionally,…

News Around the School: Pamela Jeffries Named Dean of School of Nursing

July 19, 2021

Pamela R. Jeffries, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF, FSSH, an internationally recognized leader and innovator in nursing and health care education, will become dean of the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, effective July 1. Jeffries, professor and dean of the George Washington University School of Nursing in Washington, D.C., succeeds Linda Norman, who will step down…