Fall 2013 Category

School Gets Loan Forgiveness Grant

November 5, 2013

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing has received a $427,499 award from the Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP) grants for 2013-14. This is the 10th consecutive year that VUSN has received the grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The grants are designed to help ease a…

DNP Program Earns Accreditation

November 5, 2013

The Vanderbilt University School of Nursing’s Doctor of Nursing Practice program has been awarded initial accreditation from the American Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) for five years, through Spring 2018. This comes after a yearlong self-study and site visit process. “This is tremendous news for the school, our faculty and most importantly, our students,”…

Schorn Named Senior Associate Dean for Academics

November 5, 2013

Mavis Schorn, PhD, CNM, has been named senior associate dean for Academics at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. She has served as assistant dean for Academics for the past three years while maintaining an active clinical practice at West End Women’s Health Center. “Mavis is the ideal person for this position. She is a gifted…

Spotlight on Nursing Research//Rapid Response Team Sustainability

November 5, 2013

Incoming Veterans Administration Quality Scholar Deonni Stolldorf, PhD, MSN, RN, is passionate about innovation in health care. She’s been interested in medicine since she was a child growing up in South Africa. She was a high achiever with good grades who applied to medical school at a time when very few women were admitted, and,…

The Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practices required by the American Association of College of Nursing

November 5, 2013

Essential 1: Scientific Underpinnings for Practice Essential 2: Organizational and Systems Leadership for Quality Improvement and Systems Thinking Essential 3: Clinical Scholarship and Analytical Methods for Evidence-Based Practice Essential 4: Information Systems/Technology and Patient Care Technology for the Improvement and Transformation of Health Care Essential 5: Health Care Policy for Advocacy in Health Care Essential…

Dean’s Message

November 5, 2013

Dear Alumni, Colleagues and Supporters, It is an honor to serve as dean of the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, and I will work every day to live up to the challenge. As you probably know, there is no better learning or proving ground than having worked with Dean Emerita Colleen Conway-Welch for more than…