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School of Nursing excels in “U.S. News & World Report” 2023 rankings

March 29, 2022

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing continues to be ranked as one of the nation’s top schools by U.S. News & World Report in its Best Graduate Schools Rankings. Vanderbilt’s master of science in nursing program was ranked No. 8 and its doctor of nursing science was ranked No. 7 in the 2023 rankings released today….

School of Nursing to hold innovative informatics conference for nurse educators

March 21, 2022

Nursing educators challenged with incorporating nursing informatics into their curriculum in accordance with the new AACN Core Competencies for Professional Nursing Education can get a jump start at a three-day conference offered by Vanderbilt University School of Nursing this summer. The Vanderbilt Informatics Summer Teaching Academy (VISTA) will be July 20-22, 2022, at Vanderbilt’s park-like…

Vanderbilt joins TSU, Meharry and the Congregational Health and Education Network on $4M NIH grant to address social factors in health

January 12, 2022

Sharon Jones, assistant professor of nursing, and David G. Schlundt, associate professor of psychology, are participating in a collaborative research project to address health disparities and advance health equity in Nashville. The five-year project—Engaging Partners in Caring Communities (EPICC): Building capacity to implement health promotion programs in African American churches—is being supported by a $4 million National Institutes of Health grant through…

Colleen Moss named Neonatal Nurse Practitioner academic director

December 15, 2021

Assistant Professor Colleen Reilly Moss, BS’00, MSN’01, DNP, NNP-BC, has been named academic director for the neonatal nurse practitioner specialty at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. Moss had been interim co-director with assistant professor Patricia Scott, DNP, NNP-BC, C-NPT. “Colleen has a passion for teaching and mentoring new neonatal providers,” said Mavis Schorn, PhD, CNM,…

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…