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Vanderbilt nurses for life

November 7, 2019

What inspires 14 busy nursing professionals to dedicate hours of their valuable free time to their alma mater? From organizing networking events to honoring outstanding fellow alumni, the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Alumni Board helps connect graduates back to the school. Meet your alumni board and learn what they want you to know about…

Currently Funded Grants and Contracts

November 5, 2019

This list includes research grants, nonresearch grants and clinical-community partnership grants that are active as of July 1, 2019.

Welcome New Faculty

November 5, 2019

We welcome noted nurse scientists, experienced clinicians and stellar educators to Vanderbilt School of Nursing.

Selected Works 2018

November 5, 2019

VUSN faculty are recognized for discovery, scholarship and leadership in higher education and the nursing profession. Here is an abridged list of their work and honors, followed by a sampling of student accomplishments.

Patient-oriented discovery

November 5, 2019

What drives a nurse-scientist? A problem to be solved, curiosity, observation, inquiry and passion — and a deeper, simpler motivation. Nurses want the best outcomes for their patients. Nurse-scientists and researchers are determined to find ways to make them happen. For Terrah Foster Akard, PhD’08, MSN’01, it was wanting to help parents like a father…

From Vietnam to Vanderbilt

November 5, 2019

Duc Pham, MD’98, often speaks about how lucky he has been in his life. He recounts acts of kindness by teachers who helped him succeed in school, by organizations that offered him scholarships to attend medical school, and by the United States for welcoming his family after they fled Vietnam following the Vietnam War. Pham…