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Partnership for diversity

November 5, 2019

Clark Atlanta University junior ShaVaughn Thomas admits she knew little about nurse practitioners and their role in patient care, but after taking part in an intensive, hands-on summer program at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, she not only knows what advanced practice nurses do, she has great respect for their contributions.

Making an Impact

November 5, 2019

Every day, every hour, Vanderbilt nurses make an impact. They do so in patient care, helping patients and families and collaborating with colleagues and co-workers. They do so in education, imparting knowledge to the next generation of nurses and advanced practice nurses and academic leaders, then sharing best practices with fellow educators all over the…

’Doreway on 21st Avenue

June 4, 2019

Set back from 21st Avenue South with an open circular drive, the new Vanderbilt University School of Nursing building seamlessly extends from historic Godchaux Hall to present a wide, welcoming face to the world. Gone is the parking lot that fronted Godchaux, and the magnolia trees that blocked the view of the school have been…

Celebration to remember

May 30, 2019

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing threw wide the doors to its new building Jan. 22, 2019, and welcomed donors, health care leaders and other guests for a ribbon-cutting ceremony and grand opening celebration that included building tours and demonstrations highlighting its state-of-the-art technology. Photos: Joe Howell and Anne Rayner, Vanderbilt University.

Where technology and wellness combine

May 28, 2019

  The sun-filled four-story atrium in Vanderbilt University School of Nursing’s new expansion is a hub of connectivity. A professor and student sit on the bench under the monumental staircase consulting a laptop screen. Across the gray tile floor, a dozen students work on laptops, tablets and smartphones at tall tables. In the lobby’s raised…

Strong, visionary and unforgettable

May 22, 2019

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing lost two trailblazing and visionary icons just 80 days apart in 2018 – one a longtime dean who transformed nursing education at Vanderbilt and nationally, and the other a champion of nurse practitioners and founder of the school’s Family Nurse Practitioner Program. They were both strong women known to speak…