News Around the School Category

Vanderbilt reaccredited by CCNE and ACME

November 27, 2021

Two major accreditation organizations have reaccredited Vanderbilt School of Nursing through 2031. The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education reaccredited the school for its master of science in nursing, doctorate in nursing practice and post-master’s certificate programs and the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education Board of Review reaccredited VUSN’s MSN nurse-midwifery and post-master’s certificate programs. Both…

Ten faculty honored as fellows

November 27, 2021

National nursing associations inducted 10 School of Nursing faculty as fellows in 2021. Invitation to fellowship is one of the highest recognitions bestowed by the nursing profession. Melissa Davis Stephanie Devane-Johnson Margaret C. Taylor Jeremy Neal Joanne S. Tennyson Heather Jackson Courtney Pitts Megan Shifrin Karen Hande Patricia Sengstack Six faculty from the Nurse-Midwifery specialty…

Three faculty to head professional associations

November 27, 2021

Three of the nation’s professional nursing associations have elected Vanderbilt faculty to their highest offices.

National initiatives tap Vanderbilt faculty

November 27, 2021

Four Vanderbilt School of Nursing faculty have been appointed to leadership roles with national organizations, including the National Advisory Council for Nursing Education and Practice; Diversity Committee of the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty; American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Leadership Network.; National Commission to Address Racism in Nursing; and the American Nurse Association’s Innovation Advisory Committee.

In-person pinning celebrations held August 2021

November 26, 2021

The School of Nursing held August pinning ceremonies in person on Sunday, Aug. 8. More than 300 MSN, Post-Master’s Certificate and DNP students in 10 specialties received the VUSN pin, certificate or lavalier during the first in-person pinning held since December 2019. Family and friends were able to attend the two events, held in Langford…

Longtime faculty and staff retire

November 26, 2021

The 2020-21 academic year saw a number of School of Nursing longtime faculty and staff retire and be honored with virtual retirement events. In fall 2020, longtime Admissions Coordinator Bernie Rimgale retired, as did then-assistant dean for student affairs Sarah Ramsey, BA’77, MEd’81. Rimgale joined VUSN in 1985 and worked with research, the FNIC and…