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Alumna is one of the U.S. Airforce’s first aerospace nurse practitioners

September 29, 2022

U.S. Air Force Capt. Molly Dunkelberger, MSN’17, has a new role with the 17th Medical Group at Goodfellow Air Force Base in Texas: She is one of eight pioneering aerospace nurse practitioners in the Air Force. Aerospace nurse practitioner is a new career field and Dunkelberger and her seven colleagues have been specially trained in aerospace medicine to fill the growing gap of flight surgeons. Dunkelberger serves as the primary care manager for the 17th Security Forces Squadron.

Jennifer Kim becomes GAPNA president

September 20, 2022

Professor Jennifer Kim, DNP, MSN’97, GNP-BC, GS-C, FNAP, FAANP, was named president of the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA) September 17 at the 2022 Annual Conference in Orlando, FL. GAPNA supports gerontological APRNs at all career levels, helps members prepare for leadership roles and supports policies that lead to equitable access to care for older…

Nation becomes full-time VUSN faculty

September 15, 2022

Assistant Professor Helen Nation, MSN’07 recently moved to full-time at VUSN! She is part of the NNP specialty and practices at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital. She is board certified in Neonatal/ Pediatric Transport, active in NANN, NANNP and FANNP and a guest lecturer in medical literature at MTSU. Nation’s NICU career eventually put her in the position to care…

School of Nursing to hold in-person Open House October 1

September 14, 2022

The Vanderbilt University School of Nursing will hold its in-person Open House on Saturday, October 1, 2022, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. This event offers a unique opportunity to learn about the MN, MSN, DNP, PhD and Post-Master’s Certificate Programs. Register now.

Jeffery working with VU, VUMC and VA on substance use disorder prediction technology

September 1, 2022

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Assistant Professor Alvin Jeffery is a biomedical informatics expert, lending his expertise in developing back-end computational work to problems across health care. Here, Jeffery details studies funded by two recently awarded grants, including a grant of more than $2.3 million over five years from the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

Hannah Proctor to lead Vanderbilt’s strengthened support for reproductive health and parenting

September 1, 2022

Vanderbilt has named Hannah Proctor, MSN’16, to the new role of reproductive health and parenting resource coordinator for the university community. Proctor has been part of the VUSN/Vanderbilt COVID response effort since early in the pandemic. She is a certified nurse-midwife, and will be the first point of contact for pregnant individuals and parents who may need assistance and support. She will be available to help faculty, students, staff and postdoctoral scholars.