News Around the School Category

Schorn named assistant dean for Academics

April 19, 2011

Mavis Schorn, PhD, CNM, has been named assistant dean for Academics at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. She will also continue to serve as program director for VUSN’s Nurse-Midwifery Program, one of the School’s largest specialty tracks that was recently ranked No. 3 in U.S. News and World Report. In this newly created role, Schorn…

Substance Abuse

April 19, 2011

Non-punitive support key to tackling issue among nurses An estimated 10 percent to 20 percent of nurses and nursing students may have substance abuse and addiction problems.  The key to tackling this difficult issue – and protecting public safety – is support and treatment rather than punishment, according to a recent paper in Journal of…

Buerhaus to Chair National Health Care Workforce Commission

November 3, 2010

Peter Buerhaus, Ph.D., R.N., has been named chair of the National Health Care Workforce Commission, a 15-member panel comprised of distinguished leaders from academia and the health care industry created under The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Buerhaus is the Valere Potter Distinguished Professor of Nursing at the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing and director for the Center…

Sim lab named Laerdal Center of Excellence

October 25, 2010

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing’s Clinical Simulation Lab was designated a Laerdal Center of Excellence this spring — one of only 16 educational institutions in the nation to receive this honor. The designation is awarded to educational centers that have demonstrated excellence in educational philosophy and designed programs to help save lives. “This is a…

$2 Million of Loan Forgiveness Support On the Way

October 25, 2010

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing recently received more than $2 million worth of funding from the nurse faculty loan programs from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) fund and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) for master’s and doctoral students who want to become faculty members after graduation. Specifically, the HRSA funds…

VUSN/Lipscomb Partnership Evolves

October 25, 2010

Lipscomb University partnered with Vanderbilt University School of Nursing five years ago to initiate a baccalaureate degree in nursing. The program was designed so Lipscomb students would take five semesters of liberal arts courses at Lipscomb, complete three semesters of pre-specialty generalist nursing curriculum at VUSN, and graduate with a bachelor of science degree in nursing…