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….

Combating COVID-19 pandemic: Vanderbilt seeing uptick in nursing program enrollment

December 10, 2020

Doctors and nurses have been pushed to the limit over the past months. Dean Norman says it’s an important time in health care and important time for nurses to be recognized for their contribution, whether in or out of COVID units.

Franklin community leaders create scholarship fund in honor of late Alderman and VUSN MSN alumna Pearl Bransford

December 10, 2020

Franklin (TN) Mayor Dr. Ken Moore announced this week the creation of a scholarship fund in honor of the late City of Franklin Alderman and VUSN MSN Alumna Pearl Bransford, for an individual or individuals pursuing the study of health sciences through Columbia State Community College. Photo courtesy: City Photo

Get to know VUSN MSN Alumna, Erin Stultz Castellano

December 9, 2020

Erin is an advanced practice registered nurse & board-certified adult nurse practitioner with a specialty in cardiovascular health. She sees patients at Gross Family Practice in Orangeburg, South Carolina.

Metzl to discuss political allegiances, health decisions and racial anxiety in Jan. 11 VUSN Dean’s Diversity Lecture

December 8, 2020

Why do some Americans put their health at risk by allegiance to a political policy, issue or leader? What motivates them? How do politicians use those allegiances, as well as racial anxiety? And what can health care practitioners do for these patients? Physician and sociologist Jonathan M. Metzl, MD, PhD, will address these questions and…