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Funded Grants and Contracts

July 1, 2023

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing faculty receive funding from federal, national and local sources. Funding includes research awards, teaching and workforce grants and local clinical-community partnership funds.

Selected Works and Accomplishments 2021

July 1, 2023

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing faculty are recognized for discovery, scholarship and leadership in the nursing profession and higher education. Here is an abridged list of their work, followed by a sampling of student accomplishments. (This information is reported by most recent full calendar year.)

Welcome New Faculty

July 1, 2023

Kelly Anne Davis, MSN’10, PhD’21, RN, APRN, CPNP-PC/AC Assistant Professor Davis is a pediatric nurse practitioner with more than 15 years of experience in pediatric critical care, cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery, surgery, trauma, hematology and oncology. She has practiced at Levine Children’s Hospital at Carolinas Medical Center and at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at VUMC….

Invaluable and essential

September 13, 2022

It’s a centuries-old practice: A more experienced practitioner guides a nursing student in how to apply the classroom education they have acquired. As days go by, the student learns from their preceptor and gains expertise in patient care and communications. Eventually, after hundreds of hours of experience, the student becomes a colleague.

With tech and big data come huge opportunities

September 13, 2022

“The role of data science and technology continues to grow exponentially in health care delivery,” says School of Nursing Dean Pamela Jeffries, PhD, FAAN, ANEF, FSSH, the Valere Potter Distinguished Professor of Nursing. “New methods and discovery have the potential to impact large groups of patients, health care providers and health systems. You only need to look at the role data has played in forecasting and tracking the pandemic to see its value.” 

In the midst of chaos

September 13, 2022

When U.S. Navy nurse Stacey Rokas, MSN’22, filled out her application to Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, she was in South Korea, embedded with the U.S. Marines on a training exercise with an international joint force. She was the officer in charge of medical care.