News Around the School Category

Vanderbilt again named best school for men in nursing (News Around the School)

November 5, 2019

The American Association for Men in Nursing has again recognized Vanderbilt University School of Nursing as a best school for men in the nursing profession. In informing the school of the honor, the AAMN wrote that VUSN “easily meets the qualifications to be deemed a 2019 Best School for Men in Nursing.” AAMN recognition must…

VUSN mourns mental health advocate, forensic pioneer and professor Joyce Laben (News Around the School)

November 5, 2019

Tennessee inmates with mental illness owe a debt of gratitude to Professor of Nursing, Emerita, Joyce Laben, JD, MSN, FAAN, who died June 30. Her pioneering work as director of forensic services for the Tennessee Department of Mental Health instigated procedures for them to be evaluated and treated in a humanly and timely manner.

Nursing and medical students team up to vaccinate Nashville’s needy

May 22, 2019

Refugee children, people without health insurance and Nashville’s homeless were among 756 people who received free flu vaccines through an extensive Shade Tree Clinic vaccine outreach program coordinated by a School of Nursing student and two Vanderbilt University School of Medicine students. Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner student and Milah P. Lynn Scholar Lexa Taylor, RN,…

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…

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…

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…