News Around the School Category

Graduates inspire optimism about health care’s future (News Around the School)

November 5, 2019

The School of Nursing presented degrees to more than 400 graduates during Commencement and investiture ceremonies on May 10. The class included 348 MSN and 56 DNP graduates. An additional five PhD in Nursing Science graduates were honored in separate Vanderbilt Graduate School ceremonies.

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,…

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…

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).