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VUSN Dean Linda Norman to step down June 30, 2021

September 23, 2020

Linda D. Norman, DSN, FAAN, dean of the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing and the Valere Potter Menefee Professor of Nursing, announced she will step down from the position June 30, 2021. A transformational leader, Norman has served as dean since 2013 and spent nearly 30 years in various academic and administrative roles at Vanderbilt….

Recent promotions for VUSN faculty

September 23, 2020

Three Vanderbilt University School of Nursing assistant deans have been promoted to associate dean, while two faculty members have been named to new roles in the school. Ruth Kleinpell, PhD, APRN-BC, FAAN, FAANP, FCCM, is now the associate dean for clinical scholarship, Kleinpell, who holds the Independence Foundation Chair in Nursing Education, had been assistant…

Vanderbilt Nurse Faculty Practices Anchor Down, Step Up

September 17, 2020

As Vanderbilt University leadership considered whether it could bring students, faculty and staff back to campus safely in the fall, they knew that COVID-19 testing, contact tracing and symptom management were going to be necessary to protect the campus community. Fortunately for Vanderbilt, it has a world-renowned School of Nursing that stepped up to collaboratively…

Day of Remembrance set for Sept. 23

September 16, 2020

Students, faculty and staff from the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing will stand in support of Black lives and the need for social justice during the VUSN Social Justice Day of Remembrance on Wednesday, Sept. 23. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., individuals will stand in the roundabout in front of the school in 8:46…

“Novel” Alice Randall lecture available for viewing

September 11, 2020

Author and Professor Alice Randall spoke to an online audience of nearly 300 when she presented the VUSN Dean’s Diversity Lecture on Thursday, Sept. 10. The bestselling writer shared how and why fiction can expand our empathy and contribute to respect and caring. Click to view the recorded lecture.

Former faculty and alumna Sue McConnell Jones dies

September 2, 2020

It was with sadness that we learned that former faculty member and alumna Lenita “Sue” McConnell Jones, BSN’67, MSN’74, died August 29. A Double ‘Dore, she was one of VUSN’s first nurse practitioner graduates as well as one of the first 100 NPs in the U.S. Jones was instrumental in the creation of the first certification process for NPs and enjoyed a long career as practitioner, professor and nursing director.