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Dissertation Defense from a Distance

April 19, 2011

For the first time since Vanderbilt University established a Graduate School, a PhD candidate held a public dissertation defense from a distance and in real time. Vanderbilt University School of Nursing’s Lt. Col. Linda Fisher, an active duty member of the Army Nurse Corps, was at her post in Washington State using desktop video conferencing…

VUSN Ranked no. 15 Among Nation’s Top Schools

April 19, 2011

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing ranks among the nation’s top 15 “Best Graduate Schools” according to U.S. News & World Report in the publication’s 2012 rankings released in April. VUSN rose four spots to 15, up from the 19th position when graduate nursing programs were last ranked during 2007. Among Nursing Specialties disciplines, the School…

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…

Class notes – Fall 2010

November 3, 2010

50s Kathleen “Kay” Gainor Andreoli, MSN ‘59, DSN, RN, FAAN, is Emeritus Kellogg Dean of the Rush University College of Nursing.  A fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, Andreoli was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. She received the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing’s Distinguished Alumna award in…

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…