Summer 2017 Category

Photo Gallery: Reunion 2017

June 30, 2017

Photos by Dina Bahan and Sara Putnam

Mapping America’s nurse-managed clinics

June 29, 2017

Bonnie Pilon, Ph.D., FAAN, knows and loves nurse-managed clinics so much she took a year off to visit as many as possible. Pilon, now Professor of Nursing, Emerita, opened and oversaw nurse-operated clinics for the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing for 15 years as senior associate dean. In 2015, she took a sabbatical year to…

The Vanderbilt Model

June 26, 2017

Metro Nashville Public Schools, Gaylord Opryland Resort and Mercury Courts housing all have one thing in common. Each is home to a Vanderbilt clinic that is managed by faculty nurse practitioners and offers health care to diverse populations. Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) provides faculty for the clinics and operates them in partnership with…

What I Did Before

June 26, 2017

Miss Mississippi, a seismologist, a paramedic, a football player and a Peace Corps worker walk into a nursing school. No, no joke. Those are the backgrounds of some current Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) students. Use the links below to discover what drew them to VUSN. Tristan Strong Helen Qian Rita Peters Jennifer Neczypor…

Compassion and Criminal Justice

June 26, 2017

When Joyce Laben, JD, MSN, BC, FAAN, came to Vanderbilt University School of Nursing as an associate professor of Psychiatric Nursing in 1970, she didn’t see herself as a reformer. But encountering horrific treatment of inmates with mental health challenges in Tennessee prisons during her clinical practice transformed her into someone who was going to…