Dean’s Column Category

Dean’s Message—Time of transformation

November 30, 2021

Dean Pamela Jeffries pens her first letter for “Vanderbilt Nurse.” She outlines the changes coming to nursing education nationally and shares about her first 100 days at Vanderbilt School of Nursing.

Dean’s Message — Winter 2021

February 23, 2021

Dear alumni, friends and supporters, It has been a year since we first heard about the novel coronavirus and saw the early cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. Few would have predicted the changes, hardship, challenges and grief that were to come in the months ahead. Today, although vaccines have been developed and people are…

Dean’s Message

November 5, 2019

As the nation’s largest group of health care providers, nurses are often the professionals who see a need, gap in knowledge or better way in patient care or safety. Nurse-scientists — scholars who have been educated in rigorous scientific inquiry and focus on health care issues — take those questions and needs and set out to find solutions and better ways.

Dean’s Message

May 22, 2019

Dear alumni, colleagues and supporters: The cover of Vanderbilt Nurse beautifully captures the combination of the Collegiate Gothic style of Godchaux Hall with the contemporary glass expanse of our new four-story atrium. Together they form the entrance to the new School of Nursing building, which opened with great celebration on Jan. 22. It is a…

Dean’s Message

October 4, 2018

Dear alumni, colleagues and supporters, A few weeks ago, we welcomed a wonderful and excited group of new students to the Vanderbilt School of Nursing and said “welcome back” to an equally wonderful and enthusiastic group of returning MSN, Post-Master’s, DNP and PhD students. Altogether, more than 800 students selected VUSN for their nursing education…

Dean’s Message

March 13, 2018

Dear alumni, colleagues and supporters, How do you define a community? Is it the people you interact with day to day? Is it your physical building or the neighborhoods surrounding the place you live and work? Is it a town, a city, a region or even a state? The Vanderbilt University School of Nursing defines…