News Around the School Category

News Around the School: Pam Jones receives inaugural Chancellor’s award

July 15, 2021

Vanderbilt Chancellor Daniel Diermeier announced the establishment of a new faculty honor, the Chancellor’s Award for University Service, at the Vanderbilt University Spring Faculty Assembly on April 1, and the first recipient was VUSN’s Pam Jones, BSN’81, MSN’92, DNP’13, senior associate dean for clinical and community partnerships. “It goes without saying that the past year has demonstrated…

News Around the School: New academic directors and leaders named

July 15, 2021

The School of Nursing announced the appointment of three new academic specialty directors for its Master of Science in Nursing program, as well as a new director of program evaluations. Professor Sharon Karp, MSN’99, PhD’08, has been appointed director of program evaluations. In this role, she will direct efforts to measure overall program effectiveness for…

Alumni named fellows in American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and American Academy of Nursing

February 23, 2021

Ten Vanderbilt University School of Nursing alumni were inducted as fellows into two top professional nursing societies in 2020. Invitation to fellowship is one of the highest recognitions bestowed in the nursing profession. The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners inducted Adele Caruso, DNP’17; Brooke Faught, DNP’18; Courtney Young Pitts, MSN’09, DNP’11; and Paula Tucker, DNP’14,…

Hudson appointed assistant dean for student affairs

February 19, 2021

Assistant Professor Tamika Hudson, DNP, MSN’12, APRN, FNP-C, has accepted the position of assistant dean for student affairs. In that role, she serves as the school’s chief liaison with students and directs student activities. Hudson acts as the primary student advocate and referral source in responding directly to nonacademic student matters. Hudson’s experience as faculty and a…

Chronic pain and LGBTQ researchers named VUSN visiting professors

February 19, 2021

A top expert in chronic pain and a renowned researcher in LGBTQ health have been named visiting professors at the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. University of Maryland School of Nursing Professor Susan Dorsey, PhD, RN, FAAN, joined VUSN at the start of the spring 2020 semester. Columbia University School of Nursing Professor Tonda Hughes,…

School of Nursing adds anti-racism language to its official diversity and inclusion position statement

January 17, 2021

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing has revised its diversity and inclusion statement to include language that specifies the school’s rejection of racism and commitment to racial equity and equality. The revised statement now incorporates the following paragraph: We reject racism of any kind, be it systemic, institutional, or individual. We acknowledge the painful histories related…