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VUSN faculty Hudson and Starks honored with MLK Award at annual lecture

January 23, 2020

Two Vanderbilt School of Nursing faculty received the annual Martin Luther King Jr. award presented by VUSN and Vanderbilt University School of Medicine during the 2020 MLK Commemorative Lecture on Monday. Assistant Professors Tamika Hudson, DNP, MSN’12, and Jannyse Starks, DNP’11, MSN,’09 were honored for their work with the Community Action Poverty Simulation, which helps students, faculty, staff and community leaders experience life in poverty through a planned simulation. School of Medicine Assistant Professor Adriana Bialostozky, MD, was also honored, receiving the MLK award for her work in providing culturally competent care in pediatrics.

Zsamboky to lead VUSN’s Psychiatric-Mental Health NP program

January 21, 2020

Assistant Professor Marci Zsamboky, DNP’18, RN, PMHNP/CNS-BC, CNE, has been named academic director of the Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Lifespan) specialty at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. The Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner specialty is one of the school’s most competitive programs and is currently ranked as the No. 2 program in the U.S. by U.S….

Americans rank nurses as the most trusted professionals in the U.S.

January 20, 2020

Nursing remains the most trusted profession in the United States, with 85% of people rating nurses as having very high or high levels of honesty and ethics. That’s according to a poll just released by Gallup, who asked U.S. adults to assess the honesty and ethics of a list of professions in December 2019. This…

VUSN Nurse-Midwifery program seeks third-party comments for ACME accreditation

January 15, 2020

The nurse-midwifery education program at the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, Nashville, TN, is scheduled to be reviewed by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME) Board of Review (BOR) for continuing accreditation March 31-April 2, 2020. Please email any written third party comments to hmaurer@acnm.org or mail to ACME at 8403 Colesville Rd., Suite 1550, Silver Spring, MD,…

VUSN MSN Alumna, Deana Clapper, assists with Donate Life Rose Parade float

January 9, 2020

VUSN MSN Alumna and Associate Executive Director of Tennessee Donor Services, Deana Clapper, along with fellow leaders accompanied organ recipients to Pasadena, Ca. for the Donate Life Rose Parade float. “I was drawn to the mission of saving lives through organ, eye, and tissue donation. Everything you do, every day, can change someone’s life,” Clapper said

LGBTQ and addiction expert to present VUSN Dean’s Diversity Lecture Jan. 14

December 18, 2019

An international authority on addiction and mental health in sexual minority women will give the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Dean’s Diversity Lecture on Tuesday, Jan. 14, noon-1 p.m. in VUSN’s Nursing Annex room 161. Tonda Hughes, PhD, RN, FAAN, Associate Dean for Global Health Research and Henrik H. Bendixen Professor of International Nursing at…