Men at Work

September 3, 2020

When Jay Huang enrolled at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing in 2019, he was well aware of the statistics: Just 9 percent of nurses in the United States are male. Role models may be scarce, but Huang is undeterred. The Californian, who holds an undergraduate degree in biochemistry, found a passion for health care after…

Two Millennial Students Couldn’t Find Health Care Providers. So They Created an App for That.

September 3, 2020

When Vanderbilt University School of Nursing PreSpecialty students Ashley Allington and Sara Moran arrived in Nashville in August 2018, they noticed a problem that kept popping up for them and many of their female friends: How do you find a health care provider in a new city where you don’t know anyone? Google reviews or…

Crystallizing Moments

September 3, 2020

Watching his aunt struggle with bipolar disorder, Asa T. Briggs, DNP, MSN’12, traded in his legal aspirations to pursue a career in mental health care. “She would have extensive inpatient hospitalization, but then would come out with no continuity of care,” Briggs recalled. “It was a crystallizing moment for me.” At first Briggs focused on…

Transformative Power of Education

September 3, 2020

Craig Nordlund, JD’74, and Sally Baum Nordlund, BSN’74, found three important things during their time at Vanderbilt. First, they found each other—the two met as students, Craig at Vanderbilt Law School and Sally at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. Second, they each discovered a passion for their professions that has remained with them throughout their lives….

VUSN Awards Recognize Alumni Accomplishments

September 3, 2020

One of the highlights of Reunion each autumn is the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Alumni Awards presentation. Taking place during the Friday reception for alumni and their guests, the presentation recognizes exceptional alumni in various stages of their careers. Honorees are selected by the VUSN alumni board from nominations submitted by alumni, faculty, students…

Matter of the Heart

September 3, 2020

Early in his career, as Mulubrhan F. Mogos cared for fragile babies in a neonatal ICU, he questioned whether the mother’s experience during pregnancy and delivery could provide clues to what went wrong, setting him on a path to study the long-term impact of cardiovascular disease on mothers and babies. Mogos, who joined the Vanderbilt…