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Welcome New Faculty

November 5, 2019

We welcome noted nurse scientists, experienced clinicians and stellar educators to Vanderbilt School of Nursing.

Currently Funded Grants and Contracts

November 5, 2019

This list includes research grants, nonresearch grants and clinical-community partnership grants that are active as of July 1, 2019.

VUSN mourns mental health advocate, forensic pioneer and professor Joyce Laben (News Around the School)

November 5, 2019

Tennessee inmates with mental illness owe a debt of gratitude to Professor of Nursing, Emerita, Joyce Laben, JD, MSN, FAAN, who died June 30. Her pioneering work as director of forensic services for the Tennessee Department of Mental Health instigated procedures for them to be evaluated and treated in a humanly and timely manner.

Vanderbilt again named best school for men in nursing (News Around the School)

November 5, 2019

The American Association for Men in Nursing has again recognized Vanderbilt University School of Nursing as a best school for men in the nursing profession. In informing the school of the honor, the AAMN wrote that VUSN “easily meets the qualifications to be deemed a 2019 Best School for Men in Nursing.” AAMN recognition must…

Patient-oriented discovery

November 5, 2019

What drives a nurse-scientist? A problem to be solved, curiosity, observation, inquiry and passion — and a deeper, simpler motivation. Nurses want the best outcomes for their patients. Nurse-scientists and researchers are determined to find ways to make them happen. For Terrah Foster Akard, PhD’08, MSN’01, it was wanting to help parents like a father…

Partnership for diversity

November 5, 2019

Clark Atlanta University junior ShaVaughn Thomas admits she knew little about nurse practitioners and their role in patient care, but after taking part in an intensive, hands-on summer program at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, she not only knows what advanced practice nurses do, she has great respect for their contributions.