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School of Nursing’s reputation for excellence draws new cohort of students

September 26, 2022

Fall 2022 brought 584 new faces and a variety of backgrounds as part of the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing incoming class, with 143 PreSpecialty (bachelor’s in a field other than nursing), 343 Direct Entry (BSN-prepared), 66 Doctor of Nursing Practice, one new PhD in Nursing Science and 23 Post-Master’s Certificate students, some of whom are also obtaining the DNP.

School of Nursing holds innovative informatics conference for nurse educators

September 13, 2022

Nursing educators challenged with incorporating nursing informatics into their curriculum in accordance with new AACN Core Competencies for Professional Nursing Education got a jump start at a three-day Vanderbilt Informatics Summer Teaching Academy (VISTA) held at VUSN July 20-22.   The informatics immersion, led by nursing informatics experts, used AACN informatics essentials as a framework…

Nursing faculty honored as fellows

August 8, 2022

Nine VUSN faculty have been announced as fellows in several prestigious nursing and health care organizations, honoring their hard work and contributions to their professions. The Society of Critical Care Medicine elected Associate Professor Brian Widmar, PhD’12, FAANP, FCCM, as a fellow of the American College of Critical Care Medicine, and named Professor and Independence…

Simmons chosen to direct Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program

June 15, 2022

Assistant Professor Megan Simmons, DNP’13, PMC’13, MSN’05, has been named academic director for the Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Specialty at the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, effective August 1.

VUSN to offer new MN master’s degree for people seeking to become RNs

May 20, 2022

The Vanderbilt University School of Nursing has launched a master of nursing degree to help meet the high demand for registered nurses in health care settings throughout the nation. The program aims to attract people looking for a career change or those with a bachelor’s degree in another field. Applications are open and will be accepted through August 2022. The program will begin in spring 2023.

Vanderbilt nursing researcher Alvin Jeffery awarded Betty Irene Moore Fellowship for nursing innovators

May 18, 2022

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Assistant Professor Alvin Jeffery is one of 12 nurse scientists accepted into the third cohort of the Betty Irene Moore Fellowship for Nurse Leaders and Innovators. The fellowship program, funded by a $37.5 million grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, recognizes early- to mid-career nursing scholars and innovators with high potential to accelerate leadership in nursing research, practice, education, policy and entrepreneurship.