New BSN-to-DNP pilot begins in August

May 22, 2019

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing is launching a pilot BSN-to-DNP program that gives registered nurses with Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees the ability to earn the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree in only eight semesters. The program will integrate the advanced practice courses typically associated with the master’s-level nursing degree with DNP courses. The…

Redesigned MSN programs in informatics and leadership launch in fall 2019

May 22, 2019

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing recently redesigned two of its Master of Science in Nursing specialty programs and relaunched them with revised curricula, educational formats and degree requirements. The programs, Nursing Informatics (NI) and Nursing and Health Care Leadership (NHCL), are now accepting applications for admission in fall 2019. In announcing the redesigned specialty programs,…

American Academy of Nursing and National Academies of Practice select VUSN faculty

May 22, 2019

Three Vanderbilt University School of Nursing faculty were inducted as fellows of the American Academy of Nursing in November. Assistant Professor Cathy Maxwell, PhD; Assistant Professor Julia C. Phillippi, PhD, FACNM; and Senior Associate Dean for Academics Mavis Schorn, PhD, FACNM, were honored during the AAN’s annual policy conference. Fellows are selected based on evidence…

Reunion 2018 giving reaches new record

May 22, 2019

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing alumni contributed more than $460,000 in honor of Reunion 2018. The record-setting Reunion total includes gifts made by more than 200 alumni in class years ending with a ‘3 or ‘8, as well as all VUSN Quinqs (alumni who graduated from the School of Nursing more than 50 years ago).

Alumna named new assistant dean of diversity and inclusion

May 22, 2019

Rolanda Johnson, PhD’98, assistant dean for Academics and associate professor of Nursing, has been named assistant dean for Diversity and Inclusion for Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. She replaces Assistant Professor Jana Lauderdale, who returned to her faculty role. As assistant dean for Diversity and Inclusion, Johnson oversees VUSN’s efforts to support and foster an…

Help for sexual assault survivors when and where needed

May 22, 2019

Imagine surviving the most horrific experience in your life — a sexual assault — only to find that you had to travel elsewhere for treatment from someone with specialized training. That’s what the majority of sexually assaulted Americans — women, children and men — have to do. Although one in six women and one in…