VUSN fosters inclusivity and understanding during Diversity Month
February 3, 2023
The Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Office and Black Student Nurses Affinity Group are hosting Diversity Month 2023. Throughout February and March, different student-led affinity groups will bring in speakers and hold activities to promote inclusivity and an increased understanding of health equity and different cultures.
Vanderbilt School of Nursing Approved for a $250,000 Engagement Award for Project on Overcoming Barriers to Patient- and Family-Centered Comparative Effectiveness Research
January 30, 2023
A team at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing has been approved for a $250,000 funding award through the Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Awards program, an initiative of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). The funds will support identifying and disseminating strategies for overcoming barriers to patient- and family-centered comparative effectiveness research with patients who are critically ill and hospitalized in an intensive care unit setting.
School of Nursing receives HRSA grant to train community health workers
January 17, 2023
Vanderbilt School of Nursing has received a $3 million Health Resources and Services Administration grant from the Department of Health and Human Services to create a training program, standardized set of competencies and certification for community health workers in Tennessee. The new initiative is in partnership with the Tennessee Community Health Worker Association and Rural Health Association of Tennessee. The Community Health Worker Training Program of Tennessee, which kicks off with informational sessions in early 2023, will train up to 90 people per year to help their communities.
Courtney Pitts recognized for social justice work
January 13, 2023
Professor Courtney Pitts, DNP, MPH, FNP-BC, FAANP, was honored with VUSN’s Martin Luther King Jr. Social Justice Award during VUSN’s MLK event on Tuesday. The award recognizes faculty who foster social justice by advocating for equal rights and opportunities for all people. In addition to leading our FNP specialty and teaching, Pitts provides HIV management and primary care…
Akintade delivers MLK Lecture on diversity in nursing
January 9, 2023
Bimbola Akintade, PhD, MBA, MHA, ACNP-BC, NEA-BC, FAANP, will present the School of Nursing’s Martin Luther King Jr. commemorative lecture, “Getting Comfortable with Discomfort: Improving Health Outcomes through Diversity in Nursing” on January 10 from noon to 1 p.m. in NA 161. The lecture will discuss how increasing the diversity of nursing students can lead to improved health outcomes across communities and offer leadership principles to help achieve those goals.
Nursing students welcomed into profession at fall pinning
December 13, 2022
Nursing students were all smiles Friday afternoon as they gathered with friends, family, faculty and staff at the fall pinning ceremony that marked the completion of their Vanderbilt University School of Nursing programs. The event recognized 42 students in the master of science in nursing, doctor of nursing practice, and Post-Master’s Certificate programs. Click the headline to see the full story and photo gallery.